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Birds Of Passage: Henrietta Clive's Travels In South India 1798 1801
The journals of the feisty, independent-minded Lady Henrietta Clive are among the very earliest written accounts of India by a British woman. Married to Lord Edward Clive, son of Clive of India and Governor of Madras, she traveled through Southern India with her children in the aftermath of the Third Mysore War. In this, their first publication, anthropologist Nancy Shield ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published May 12th 2010 by Eland
(first published February 1st 2010)
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Well done to Nancy Sheilds for uncovering Henrietta Clive's journals and letters and editing them into this lovely little book. Lady Clive (daughter-in-law of Clive of India) accompanied her husband when he was posted as Governor of the Carnatic by the East India company in 1798. After the defeat of Tipu Sultan at Seringapatnam she set out with her two teenage daughters, the governess, her Persian teacher and an entourage of several hundred to support them, to travel first to Bangalore for the c ...more