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Title:Flashbacks : Anecdotal glimpses of the author's early life in India during the last decades of the British Raj
Item ID:BB06-19591
Publisher:Evalt Graphics, Sydney, 1995
Evalt Graphics, 1995, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Unstated

"Who am I? To explain... I stem from the little known Anglo-Indian Community. My ancestry is of mixed descent & can lay claim to being 'paid to be born'. According to history, when the British East India Company became a major power in India, their men began marrying into the mixed blood Catholic offspring of the Portuguese & Indian. Britain, being a Protestant nation, objected to this & counterbalanced it by converting Indian girls to Protestant. Christianity & encouraging their men to marry them. A gold mohur or pagoda (gold coins of Persian origin current in India 'til 1899) was paid for each child born of such unions..." Card Covers. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 92 pages. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Covers have some shelf-wear, a few marks, as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1875908013. ISBN/EAN: 9781875908011. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19591.
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