July 15, 2011 10:46 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for anything - websites, nonfiction, fiction - that would give me an idea of what daily life was like for the British in India in the first half of the 20th century.
posted by Gori Girl to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
So, I feel like I'm fairly well-versed on modern Indian history, including the independence movement. But I don't know much about what life was like for the British - especially children and wives in India - during that time period.
Were children still being sent back to Britain for education, or were their parents keeping them in India? What was the social scene in Delhi and Calcutta? How did the two world wars affect life? What about the days leading up to Independence?
Any help would be much appreciated!