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The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 1: The Proud Empire

Elizabeth Hamilton


In The Feringhees, Elizabeth Hamilton, herself born in India, reveals through the medium of her husband’s great-great-grandfather, Sir Robert Hamilton, and her own father, Sir William Barton, the Indian Civil and Political Services at their best. Both men served against a background of momentous—Sir Robert in the uprising of 1857–8 and Sir William in the first 30 years of the twentieth century, when the movement for self-government was gaining momentum. They served their apprenticeship as District Officers, learning to survey the land, to avoid confrontations, and, above all, to respect the pe ... More

Keywords: uprising of 1857, nineteenth-century India, twentieth-century India, Indore, Mysore, Hyderabad, Nizam of Hyderabad, Rani of Jhansi, colonial India, Robert Hamilton, William Barton, British Civil Servants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199460106
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460106.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Hamilton, author
Independent researcher