Twenty-One Days in India.

By George Aberigh-Mackay

Printed: 1898

Publisher: W Thacker & Co. London

Dimensions 14 × 19 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 14 x 19 x 3

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Red cloth binding with gilt title on the spine and front board.

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Twenty-one Days in India  is Aberigh-Mackay’s most famous work, and is a satire of Anglo-Indian society in the 19th century.

It is a rare book with an insightful glance of British India.

George Robert Aberigh-Mackay (25 July 1848 – 12 January 1881), Anglo-Indian writer, was the son of the Reverend James Aberigh-Mackay D.D., B.D. and his first wife Lucretia Livingston née Reed. He was educated at Magdalen College School, Oxford and St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge. Entering the Indian education department in 1870, he became professor of English literature in Delhi College in 1873, tutor to the Raja of Rutlam in 1876, and principal of the Rajkumar College at Indore in 1877. On 8 January 1881 he developed symptoms of tetanus after playing polo and tennis on the previous 2 days, and died on 12 January 1881 in Indore.

He is best known for his book Twenty-one Days in India (1878–1879), a satire upon Anglo-Indian society and modes of thought. This book gave promise of a successful literary career, but the author died at the age of thirty-three. Aberigh-Mackay wrote also an extensive manual giving first-hand data about the princely states and their rulers.

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