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Hindoo Holiday, Ackerley, J. R.

Hindoo Holiday

Authors: Ackerley, J. R.
Publisher: New York Review Books
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, TRV026090, TRV003040
ISBN: 9781590175248, Related ISBNs: 0940322250, 1590175247, 9780940322257, 9781590175248
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 320
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In the 1920s, the young J. R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah’s fantastically eccentric habits and riddling conversations, and the odd shambling day-to-day life of his court. Hindoo Holiday is an intimate and very funny account of an exceedingly strange place, and one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century travel literature.

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