Letters Written in a Mahratta Camp During the Year 1809

  • Cambridge University Press
  • 2011
  • Paperback
  • 400
  • Sproget er ikke defineret
  • 1
  • 9781108190381

The purpose of this book, published in 1813 by Thomas Duer Broughton (1778-1835), is to provide an English audience with an accurate description of 'the character, manners, domestic habits and religious ceremonies of the Mahrattas'. Broughton, an army officer in the East India Company, first arrived in India while serving as a cadet in the Bengal establishment in 1795, and eventually rose to the positions of captain in 1805, major in 1816 and colonel in 1829. The book consists of a series of thirty-two letters addressed to his brother, and most of the letters describe the events and the environment of the Rajputana region, beginning with an account of a journey from Agra to Kerowli. The letters which follow all contain fascinating descriptions of festivals and other events, and cultural encounters of all kinds, painting a vivid portrait of life for the British in early nineteenth-century India.

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