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Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan

Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan
With Sketches of Anglo-Indian Society
3 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia

  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108019224

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  • Emma Roberts' three-volume book, published in 1835, was compiled from articles she had written for the Asiatic Journal, and was well received in both India and England. Roberts lived in India from 1828 with her sister and her brother-in-law who served in the 61st Bengal infantry. In 1830 she moved to Calcutta, where she edited and wrote for the Oriental Observer and contributed to periodicals and annuals. Returning to London in 1832, she threw herself into the literary world, publishing in several different fields. This book reveals Roberts' sympathetic attitude to the Indian people and her genuine interest in providing a thorough and honest report of their culture. It covers a wide range of topics including climate, flora and fauna, domestic and social life, education, colonial politics and military matters. For more information on this author, see

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    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108019224
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 60 mm
    • weight: 1.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Calcutta
    2. Mistaken notions respecting Anglo-Indian suitors
    3. The Mofussil
    4. Drawbacks to feminine industry
    5. Beauty of Berhampore
    6. Military movements
    7. Patna
    8. Different methods of travelling
    9. Situation of Benares
    10. State of the river in the rains
    11. Interest excited by murders. Volume 2:
    1. Origin of the name of Allahabad
    2. Melancholy aspect of Christian cemeteries
    3. Former importance of Monghyr
    4. Indications which shew that there are children in the family
    5. State of Oude
    6. Buchra Eade
    7. Former splendour of Etawah
    8. Grand hunting matches of Cossim Ally Khan
    9. Explanation of the meaning of jungle as a term
    10. Temptations for tourists to visit India. Volume 3:
    1. Difficulty of shopping in India
    2. Rose gardens
    3. Outward splendour of Government House
    4. Drawings by Sir Charles D'Oyley
    5. State of India during the early periods of British occupation
    6. Shahjehanabad
    7. Town of Hurdwar
    8. Situation of Gour
    9. Disposition of the troops in and near Calcutta
    10. Appearance of the native army.

  • Author

    Emma Roberts

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