SIMLA THE SUMMER CAPITAL OF BRITISH INDIA
Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd, 14 мар. 2013 г. - Всего страниц: 488
The summer capital of the Raj, Simla came to be known as “the workshop of the Empire”. A visitor awed by this hill-town wrote, “Every pigeonhole contains a potential revolution, every office box cradles an embryo of war or death”. The heady mixture of mountain air, political power and social snobbery attracted all manner of people to Simla: ambitious careerists, calculating matrons, enigmatic adventuresses, bored wives, and dashing roués, often with disastrous results. A letter home lamented “the pure atmosphere and foul rumors, ruined prospects, guilty passions, frivolity, intrigue...jealousy, madness…remorse unmitigated...”
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