Dropping Names

Dropping Names

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Author: Manohar Malgonkar
Publisher: Roli Books
Year: 1996
Language: English
Pages: 168
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174360085


Here are some amusing vignettes about eminent personalities from the distinct wolds of the royalty, the army, business, writers, and publishers.

A card game is in progress at the palace of the Maharaja of Dewas. Among the players is E M Forster. ' Cigarette, dear Morgan?' the Maharaja holds out his case. ' Thanks, dear Maharaja.' An ADC lights up Mr. Forster's cigarette. After a couple of puffs, it blows up in his face with a bang because of the pataka inserted into it, Wild laughter. ' After all, Morgan it is April Fool's Day,' the Maharaja explains. 'Such a fascinating English custom.'

Put together, these episodes present a flavor of an era past and the lingering charm of the Raj.



Duet in Grace

Indian English

A Memorable Luncheon

A Man with no Address

Close to the Limelight

Living by the Pen

Inspired Talent-Spotter

A Richer Texture

Lion Snarling

Angels of a Doggy World

Officer and Gentleman

Third Baronet

Minnie : A Woman who never was

Wreath for a Maharaja

After Kipling, who?
A Postscript

Glamorous People

Meeting John Masters

Snake Party

Art on a Shoestring

Tiger, Tiger

Gurus and others

A Literary Debt

Dr Fell and his Detractors

A Dealer in Gems