Imperial Divas: The Vicereines Of India

by Beaumont, Penny; Beaumont, Roger

Imperial Divas: The Vicereines Of India

Price:  US$40.34   (SGD56.03*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 328 pages
Published:  2010, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9781906598190
SB#:  050060 (101)

About This Book

From 1858 to 1947/8 there were 20 Viceroys of India appointed to head up Britain's empire in India. The weight of the Viceregal post was onerous and his wife, the Vicereine, also faced formidable social and physical demands. This is a study of the 19 Vicereines (one US-born). Many vignettes and anecdotes are included in the discussion of the social, family, public and charitable obligations and opportunities dealt with in different ways by these highborn ladies. Their role in the machinery of government was important, though indirect, and they are now all but forgotten in accounts of the government of India during the British Imperium. With black-and-white photographs, biographical summaries and index.

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