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The Himalaya Club and Other Entertainments from the Raj

John Lang (Author)

Born in Australia in 1816, John Lang novelist, newspaper editor and barrister, now best known for having defended the Rani of Jhansi in court against the British East India Company spent a large part of his life in India, and died in Mussoorie in 1864. A keen traveller and observer of human nature, Lang was also a raconteur par excellence.

The Himalaya Club and Other Entertainments from the Raj brings together a selection of Langs sketches of life in nineteenth-century British India-the scandals of the summer season in Mussoorie; a farcical court-martial conducted in the sweltering Indian summer; the curious case of an inebriated valet occupying Lord Jamleighs bed in Bijnore; sundry diversions in Kussowlie and Simlah; and a hilarious account of Langs drunken travels in the interiors of Kumaon with a party of Europeans.

Writing with a storytellers flair, extraordinary attention to detail, and with a waspish sense of humour, John Lang brings to life the early years of the British Raj as few other writers have.

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About the author

John Lang

John Lang (b. 1816), writer, newspaper editor and traveller, lived in India for a number of years. A prominent lawyer of his time, he most notably appeared for the Rani of Jhansi against the British East India Company. He was also the editor and publisher of the periodical, Mofussilite. Langs published work includes The Wetherbys (1853), Too Clever by Half (1853), Too Much Alike (1854), The Forgers Wife (1855), Captain Macdonald (1856), Will He Marry Her (1858), The Ex-Wife (1858), My Friends Wife (1859), The Secret Police (1859) and Botany Bay; or True Stories of the Early Days of Australia (1859).John Lang died in Mussoorie in 1864.

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Title The Himalaya Club and Other Entertainments from the Raj
Author John Lang
Format Softcover
Date published: 21.09.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Speaking Tiger
Language: English
isbn 9789385288166
length xv+135p., 20cm.