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Wanderings of a Pilgrim (In 2 Volumes)

Fanny Parkes (Author)
Synopsis Fanny Parks accompanied her husband, a customs official, to India in 1822 and, unlike other British wives, many of whom found the heat oppressive and the way of life uncongenial, thoroughly immersed herself in all things Indian and Hindu, becoming an avid and knowledgeable student of Hindu life and history. She speaks of "us Indians" and was appalled at the idea of having to return to England. She travelled extensively, often solo, and declares "Roaming about with a good tent and a good Arab, one might be happy for ever in India.
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Fanny Parkes

Fanny Parkes, the daughter of a colonial officer, came to India as the wife of a minor civil servant. During the twenty-four years she lived in India, she travelled extensively to visit Indian friends and assimilate herself into Indian custom and culture. She was happiest when off on another journey exploring new parts of a country which never ceased to surprise, intrigue and delight her.

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Title Wanderings of a Pilgrim (In 2 Volumes)
Author Fanny Parkes
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121509092
length 1115p., Illustrations.
Subjects Travel & Tourism