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Mauger Fitzhugh Monk was born in the British channel island of Guernsey. Forced to leave England after a financial scandal, he departed for India, where, under an assumed name, he enlisted as a gunner, in the East India Company’s 4th Battalion of Artillery. He served there as a soldier but soon made his way up to the Himalayan hill station of Mussoorie, which had then only recently been established, and took up work there; After an extremely eventful but disastrous career there, he finally decided to return to England, but died suddenly in 1849, at Meerut. He recorded the details of his extraordinary life in India His army life, in the late 1830’s, fascinating, and previously unknown insight, into everyday life in Mussoorie and Landour, during the 1840’s, is given in exquisite style and vivid detail.The collection is an invaluable resource for all who are interested in the social life of 19th century British India, and in discovering new aspects of the history of Mussoorie in its very earliest days.Printed Pages: 256 with 5 b/w photographs.
Title: Letters of A Mussoorie Merchant
Publisher: New Delhi, India, Niyogi Books:
Book Condition: New
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 106576
Keywords: Letters of A Mussoorie Merchant Maugher Fitzhugh Monk (Author), Ruskin Bond (Intro.) & Ganesh Saili (Ed.)