Charles Allen





Charles Allen

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Charles Allen (born 1940) is a British writer and historian. He was born in India, where several generations of his family served under the British Raj. His work focuses on India and South Asia in general. Allen's most notable work is Kipling Sahib, a biography of Rudyard Kipling.[1][2] His most recent work, Ashoka: the Search for India's Lost Emperor, was published in February 2012.

[edit] Selected works1975. Plain Tales from the Raj: Images of British India in the Twentieth Century.
1977. RAJ: A Scrapbook of British India 1877-1947.
1979. Tales from the Dark Continent: Images of British Colonial Africa in the Twentieth Century.
1982. A Mountain in Tibet: The Search for Mount Kailas and the Sources of the Great Rivers of India.
1983. Tales from...more


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Ashoka: India's Lost Emperor
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Plain Tales from the Raj
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Soldier Sahibs: The Men Who...
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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God's Terrorists: The Wahha...
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Kipling Sahib: India and th...
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A Mountain In Tibet: The Se...
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Plain Tales from the Britis...
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The Search for the Buddha: ...
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