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Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan With Sketches of Anglo-Indian Society by Emma Roberts

Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan With Sketches of Anglo-Indian Society

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia Series


Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan With Sketches of Anglo-Indian Society by Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts' 1835 work, compiled from articles she published in the Asiatic Journal, was well received in India and England. Roberts lived in India from 1828 with her sister and her brother-in-law who served in the 61st Bengal infantry. In 1830 she moved to Calcutta, where she edited and wrote for the Oriental Observer and contributed to periodicals and annuals. Returning to London in 1832, she threw herself into the literary world, publishing in several different fields. This book reveals Roberts' sympathetic attitude to the Indian people and her genuine interest in providing a thorough and honest report of their culture. Volume 3 covers topics including the position of women, shopping, gardening, manners, education, missionaries, politics, Anglo-Indian relations and the military establishment, as well as expanding on subjects discussed in the earlier volumes. For more information on this author, see

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Publication date

21st October 2010


Emma Roberts

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Cambridge University Press


340 pages


Social & cultural history
Asian history
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900



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