ISBN 9788129136848,Wanderings In India And Other Sketches Of Life In Hindostan

Wanderings In India And Other Sketches Of Life In Hindostan


John Lang


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9788129136848

ISBN-10 8129136848


Number of Pages 448 Pages
Language (English)

History and Politics

Lang Was A Friend And Student Of India, Its Cultures And People, At A Time When This Was Hardly A Fashionable Stance Among White Colonial Gentlemen. - The Spectator.

Written By Writer, Journalist And Indophile John Lang, Wanderings In India Is One Of The Best And Most Engaging, Personal Accounts Of India In The Nineteenth Century. Spanning The Years During And After The 1857 Sepoy Rebellion And Taken From Lang'S Contributions To The Weekly Magazine, Household Words, It Includes A Series Of 'Sketches Of Life In Hindostan' As Encountered By Lang During His Travels.

Included In This Book Are Stories Like 'The Ranee Of Jhansi', An Account Of Langs Personal Meeting With Rani Lakshmibai Regarding The Infamous Doctrine Of Lapse, 'The Mohommedan Mother', A Powerful Portrayal Of The Predicament Of Indian Women Who Had Relationships With European Men And 'The Himalayas', An Account Of Lang'S Adventures In The Hills, Camping And Shooting Kakur, Bear, Pheasant, Ghooral And The Like.

From Wonderfully Evocative Descriptions Of The Himalayas To Insightful Narratives Of His Encounters With Historical Figures, Lang'S Remarkable Book Transcends Genres And Moves Effortlessly From Memoir To Travelogue To Fiction, But Never Fails To Delight And Enlighten The Reader.

Interesting Factswanderings In India Is One Of The Best Of The Lighter Descriptions Of India In The Nineteenth Century, Particularly, Around The Time Of The Sepoy Rebellion.Langs Works Have Often Been Read By Historians For His Views About Historical Characters And An In-Depth Insight Into History, Namely - Ranee Lakshmibai, Tantia Topee, Etc.Mixed With Fictional And Non-Fictional Accounts, This Book Is An Enjoyable Read For Short Story, As Well As, Memoir Readers.About The Author

John Lang (1816 - 1864), A Lawyer And Australias First Native Novelist, Was Born At Parramatta, Sydney, Australia. He Later Went To Cambridge In March 1837 Only To Qualify As A Barrister And Return To His Home Country.

In India, Lang Is Known For His Career As A Solicitor, Particularly, When He Was Defending The Ranee Of Jhansi Against The East India Companys Policy Of Land Seizures Under The Doctrine Of Lapse.

He Was Also A Journalist And Had Established A Paper, The Mofussilite, At Meerut. As A Novelist, He Was Associated With Books Like Too Clever By Half, Clever Criminals, The Ex - Wife, Among Others.

Lang Spent His Final Years In Landour, A Place Close To Mussoorie And Was Buried In The Camels Back Road Cemetery.