WHERE THE LION TROD by Gordon Shepherd

WHERE THE LION TROD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mr. Shepherd, a well-known British Foreign Correspondent, wrote this entertaining and informative book as the result of four months of extensive travel in India, during which time he was continuously struck by the strange and paradoxical ways that India's English heritage, acquired during more than 200 years of British rule, continues to pervade India's culture today. Citing the names of many important people, places, and episodes in modern India, Mr. Shepherd talks about the struggle to make Hindi the official language of the Union, the desperate problems in education, the strange remnants and developments of once-famous ""Men's Clubs"", the passivity and resistance to change peculiar to most Indians, and the startling blend of British traditions and Indian national character evidenced by the Indian Parliament, armed forces, and Civil Service. Mr. Shepherd's narrative is impressionistic but immediate and makes excellent and provocative reading.

Pub Date: Aug. 15th, 1961
Publisher: St Martin's Press