The Jadu House - Travels in Anglo-India

The Jadu House - Travels in Anglo-India

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Author: Laura Roychowdhury
Publisher: Black Swan
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 330
ISBN/UPC (if available): 055299913X


Part travelogue, part historical inquiry, part love story, This book explores the tangled web of passion, hatred and longing that has bound India and Britain together for over two hundred years.

Even today, the Anglo-Indian and Eurasian community in India, a legacy of the British Raj, is tainted with outcast status. Laura Roychowdhury traveled to West Bengal to hear their stories. It is a cultural and confessional journey into the heart of the Anglo-Indian community in India.


A highly personal book that interweaves the more intimate material of her subjects' lives and her own. . Thoroughly recommended. A riveting read, full of fascinating stories and insights.- Independent

Genuine and intensely-felt.- Indian Express

A book full of extraordinary characters and stimulating reflections. - Literary Review