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- Allen, Charles
- Duel In the Snows: The True Story of the Younghusband Mission to Lhasa by Charles Allen (2004)
- Bennett, Mary
- Who was Dr Jackson? : two Calcutta families, 1830-55. London: BACSA, 2002
- Webster Anthony 2007
- The Richest East India Merchant: the Life and Business of John Palmer of Calcutta, 1767-1836 preview googlebooks. John Palmer ran an 'agency house', a global commercial firm involved in banking, the opium trade, shipping, plantation agriculture and trade.
- Details of Malabar: Christian Memorials 1737-1990, by Dr John C. Roberts and N P Chekkutty, a book on European gravestones and church memorials in the Malabar towns of Cannanore (Kannur), Tellicherry (Thalassery) and Mahe which has details on the Portuguese, Dutch, French and English gravestones in the region. More background may be read in In Search of European Graves in Malabar Chekkutty N.P’s Blog Chespeak August 16, 2013
- The book covers burials at St Theresa’s Church and cemetery at Mahe.
(Title transferred August 2014)
- Grey, C.
- European Adventurers Of Northern India 1785 to 1849 by C. Grey first published in 1929 and reprinted by the Languages Department, Punjab, Patiala, in 1970, contains biographical sketches of over one hundred Europeans who came to or served in the Punjab during Sikh times. Available as Limited View Google Books Index Bibliography
- Pick up your Parrots and Monkeys: The Life of a Boy Soldier in India by William Pennington 2003. ]
- Details of the book Delhi Durbar 1911, The Complete Story by Sunil Raman and Lt Col Rohit Agarwal, Roli Books 2011. The Pioneer Wednesday, 21 December 2011
- Bhasin Raaja
- Simla - the summer capital of British India. Reprinted Rupa and Co 2011. Review in Deccan Herald
- Yelland Zoe
- Traders and Nabobs: The British in Cawnpore 1765-1857 by Zoe Yalland 1987 and Boxwallahs : the British in Cawnpore, 1857-1901 by Zoë Yalland 1994. A description of the latter book is given in this link
- Mohanty Sachidananda (Editor)
- Travel Writing and the Empire, edited by Sachidananda Mohanty, Katha, 2003, p. 185, Rs. 250. Details of the book can be found at Narratives of the Self hindu.com
- Harfield Alan
- Bencoolen: A History on the Honourable East India Company's Garrison on the West Coast of Sumatra 1685-1825 by Alan Harfield 1995. Read about the book here.
- Details of Malabar: Christian Memorials 1737-1990, by Dr John C. Roberts and N P Chekkutty, a book on European gravestones and church memorials in the Malabar towns of Cannanore (Kannur), Tellicherry (Thalassery) and Mahe which has details on the Portuguese, Dutch, French and English gravestones in the region. (Title transferred July 2014)
- The First Anglo Sikh War: The Campaign and Battlefield Guide. Post by Mark Simner, Administrator of the Victorian Wars Forum regarding the book The First Anglo-Sikh War by Amarpal S. Sidhu. "This is an excellent book and deserves a rare five out of five star rating which is well earned!" The book includes new scale battlefields maps and GPS Co-ordinates.
- Vice in the Barracks: Medicine, the Military and the Making of Colonial India, 1780-1868 by Erica Wald 2014 Preview Google Books. (Title added August 2014)
- The Road to Kabul: the Second Afghan War 1878-1881 by Brian Robson 1986 ISBN 1862271968 (Title added June 2014)
- Maiwand: The Last Stand of the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment in Afghanistan, 1880 by Richard J. Stacpoole-Ryding from Anglo Afghan War. (Title transferred July 2014)
- Tel El-Kebir 1882 - Wolseley's Conquest of Egypt by Donald Featherston Osprey 1993 (limited view Google Books)(Title transfrered July 2014)
- British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography by Harold E Raugh (Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2008). (Title transferred July 2014)
- Khartoum, The Ultimate Imperial Adventure by Michael Asher, Penguin 2006 ISBN 978-0-14-025855-4 (Title added July 2014
- The Army in India and the Development of Frontier Warfare, 1849-1947 by Timothy Robert Moreman , Lecturer in War Studies, King’s College London Palgrave Macmillan, December 1998 ISBN: 978-0-312-21703-7 Look Inside includes Contents
- Duty & Fidelity, The Indian Army August 1914 – 1922 by Chris Kempton. In Three Parts (Part III being 2 volumes) (total four volumes). Part I: Divisions, Part II: Brigades Part III is in 2 sections: section 1 covers "Deployments" Section 2 of Part III is maps. Military Press 2009. Available in hardback and softback. a total (not including the maps volume) of about 350 pages of approximately A4 size.
- The Indian Army on the Western Front: India's Expeditionary Force to France and Belgium in the First World War by George Morton-Jack Cambridge University Press, 2014 Preview Google Books
- Indian Army In East Africa 1914-1918 by S D Pradhan published in India in 1991. Google Books ISBN 10: 8185135533 / ISBN 13: 9788185135533 (added June 2014)
- With the M.T. in Mesopotamia by Brevet Lieut. Col . F. W. Leland, R.A.S.C.. Published Naval & Military Press. The author was an officer in Mechanical Transport in 1916-1918. "An account of the work of Mechanised Units in Mesopotamia , vital to understanding supply problems in a harsh terrain".
- Surgery on Trestles by R.Campbell Begg published December 1967. New Zealand Surgeon R Campbell Begg, served as a medical officer in the 20th British Field Ambulance under the 7th Division in Mesopotomia, The book covers his service in Mesopotamia after the fall of Kut in 1916. (Title added August 2014)
- The Indian Army 1939-47: Experience and Development. The Second World War Military Operations Research Group
- Hughes, David, David A. Ryan and Steve Rothwell.
- The British Armies in World War Two: An Organisational History, Volume 8: The Indian Army, Part One: The Indian Army in the West . Nafziger Collection, 2005
- The British Armies in World War Two: An Organisational History, Volume 9: The Indian Army, Part Two: The Indian Army in the East, 1939-43 . Nafziger Collection, 2006
- The British Armies in World War Two: An Organisational History, Volume 10: The Indian Army, Part Three: The Indian Army in the East, 1944-45 . Nafziger Collection, 2008
- Reviews by Bill Stone: Volume 8 5 March 2006, Volume 9 21 January 2007, Volume 10 4 January 2009. stonebooks.com (retrieved on 15 April 2014).
- Graham F Reed was a junior officer in the Royal Signals Corps in his early twenties, who was a Signals Officer with a Mountain Gun Regiment based at Razmak in Waziristan in 1945-47. His book is Walks in Waziristan, with an extract In action from Walks in Waziristan. The first two chapters are available from Preview Google Books
- The Maharajas' Paltans: A History of the Indian State Forces 1888-1948 by Richard Head and Tony McClenaghan. New Delhi United Service Institution of India Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2013. (in two volumes, 1081 pages). ISBN 9788173048883. Provides hitherto unknown information on battle and campaign honors, awards won by the Forces, (initially known as Imperial Service Troops as well as maps, color plates, and detailed notes on uniforms and insignia. Google Books
- History Of The Guides 1846-1922 originally published 1938, which is available as a reprint.
- History Of The Guides 1922-1947 by Lieut. General Sir George McMunn originally published 1950, which is available as reprint.
- Cloughley Brian Trumpeters: The Story of the Royal Artillery's Boy Trumpeters Woodfield Publishing Ltd 2008(UK), includes training and military service in India
- "Hodson's Horse: 1857-1922" by Major F.G. Cardew. Reprinted Uckfield, East Sussex: Naval & Military Press. 2006 (402pp)- addition of colored maps. (added July 2014)
- Allen, Charles
- The Buddha and the Sahibs (2002). A review by William Dalrymple, author of the White Mughals, in the Guardian, states “As Charles Allen shows in his book, under Sir William Jones, the Asiatic Society of Bengal became the scholarly nerve centre that brought together all the different amateur enthusiasts busily working at uncovering the deepest roots of India's lost pre-Islamic history. In the society's Calcutta premises were collated reports sent in from a huge range of eccentric figures working away at translating Buddhist scrolls or ancient rock inscriptions, Gandharan coins or Tibetan mythologies, far separated from each other in remote outposts between the highest peaks of the Himalayas in Tibet and Nepal, through the arid plains of the Deccan to the thickest jungles of 18th-century Burma and Ceylon.” Also reviewed in the Spectator and available from Amazon.co.uk.
- Bevan, Amanda (2006)576 pages.
- Tracing your Ancestors in The National Archives is stated by The National Archives to be the only exhaustive guide to TNA’s holdings. It is to be noted that Chapter 8 details 'Births, marriages and deaths of Britons overseas or in the armed services'
- Broadbent James, Rickard Suzanne and Steven Margaret
- Review by William Dalrymple of the book India, China, Australia: Trade and Society 1788-1850 by James Broadbent, Suzanne Rickard and Margaret Steven 2003
- Spencer, William (2008)
- Army Records: A Guide for Family Historians. Mainly about records in the TNA and the India Office at the British Library. Contains chapters 'Royal Artillery' and 'The British Army in India' and the 'Indian Army'.
- Thomas, Noel (Editor)
- Footprints on the Track, Anglo-Indian Railway Memories (published by Anglo-Link 2013). For information about this book see "Of the Railways and the lives inextricably linked to it" October 8, 2013 The Hindu Chennai (Madras).
- Turnbull Alexander
- A book has been written called Walers : Australian Horses Abroad by Yarwood, A. T. (Alexander Turnbull), 1927-2002. Melbourne University Press at the Miegunyah Press, 1989.: ISBN: 0522843859
- Details of the book Constructing the 'Brother': Freemasonry, Empire, and Nationalism in India, 1840—1925, by Vahid Jalil Fozdar, in two volumes, University Of California, Berkeley, 2001. Freemasonry contributed to Indian nationalism in four main ways. The author is Associate Professor, California State University, East Bay.
- The Autobiography of a Wanderer In England and Burma: Memoirs of a Former Mayor of Rangoon by Charles Haswell Campagnac, published 2011, with more details here. The author was a lawyer born 1886 in India, with a French Huguenot ancestor. Covers the period to World War 2, including the bombing by the Japanese and subsequent flight to India.
- The book Electric Traction in the Burmese Capital: A History of the Rangoon Electric Tramway and Supply Company, Limited by Robert P Sechler 1981 is available at the National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire and Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY, USA
- Sahibs, Nabobs and Boxwallahs: a dictionary of the words of Anglo-India by Ivor Lewis and Hanklyn-Janklin, a glossary of Indian English, by Nigel Hankin who is described in the The Telegraph obituary of 9 Jan 2008
- Details of the book Poles in India 1942-1948: Second World War Story. Available at the British Library (Title transferred July 2014)
- Details of the book The Second Homeland: Polish Refugees in India by Anuradha Bhattacharjee 2012. Available at the British Library. Originally written as a Ph D thesis Polish Refugees in India 1942-48 University of Pune, 2006. (Title transferred July 2014)
- Article: Second Thoughts: Kindness remembered by Navtej Sarna December 3, 2012 The Hindu (Title Transferred July 2014).
- The Indian Metropolis, Evenson, Norma. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1989. (Title transferred July 2014)
- From Kashmir to Kabul by Omar A. Khan (2002). The harsh beauty of this region has been luring photographers since the Victorian age, the most famous of whom were two Irishmen William Baker and John Burke. The book chronicles their early days in Peshawar and their move to Murree, the Himalayan hill station on the border of Kashmir. It follows their documenting of the Afghan Wars, some of the earliest war photography, and their return to the plains of Lahore, where they continued to photograph the region’s people and landscape.
Limited View Google Books . Read the Preface to the book (now archived) by F S Aijazuddin, which contains biographical details. Read a review of the book by Sophie Gordon in History of Photography 2003.
- In the Shadow of the Himalayas: Tibet - Bhutan - Nepal - Sikkim A Photographic Record by John Claude White 1883-1908 by Kurt Meyer (2006). John Claude White (1853-1918) was a civil engineer by education, a colonial administrator by profession, and a photographer by vocation. Read a review (pdf) of the book which contains biographical information, by Mark Turin of the University of Cambridge. John Claude White was the author of Sikhim & Bhutan, twenty-one years on the north-east frontier, 1887-1908 published 1909 Archive.org
- Sepia Prints: Memoirs of a Missionary by Viola Wiebe and Marilyn Wiebe Dodge (1990) is one of the few books to highlight the large amount of photographic material available from Christian archives and missionaries active in colonial India. Limited View Google Books. See also Missionary.
- The book Early British Photography in India, published 1992. It was originally published as History of Photography Volume 16, No. 4 1992 pages 299-413
- A Nursing Sister in Baluchistan by J M Morris (1932) No Preview Google Books. Experiences at a mission hospital in Quetta from 1921. Available at the British Library.
- Religion, Caste, and Gender: Missionaries and Nursing History in South India by Meera Abraham (1996) No Preview Google Books. Available at the British Library.
- Links of Love: a Centenary of British Links with the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India by C Howes (2000) No Preview Google Books. Available at the British Library.
- Tales from the Inns of Healing: Of Christian Medical Service in India, Burma and Ceylon prepared under the direction of the Executive Committee of the Christian Medical Association of India, Burma and Ceylon 1942. Available at the British Library
- Nursing History and the Politics of Welfare edited by A M Rafferty, J Robinson, R Elkan (1997) has a chapter called "Rescue and Redemption : the rise of female medical missions in colonial India during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries" by Rosemary Fitzgerald Limited View Google Books page 63. Available at the British Library.
- Stolen Daughters, Virgin Mothers: Anglican Sisterhoods in Victorian Britain by Susan Mumm (1999) Limited View Google Books gives more details about these three Orders. Available at the BL.
- The Economic Development of India by Vera Anstey (first published 1929, reprinted 1977) mentions nurse training on page 81 Limited View Google Books
- Our Viceregal Life in India, Volume I by Marchioness of Dufferin And Ava (2008) references Calcutta hospitals in 1885 (Limited View Google Books).
- The Maturing Sun: an Army Nurse in India 1942-1945 by A Bolton (1986). Available at the BL No Preview Google Books
- Sister Sahibs; the VAD's with the 14th Army, 1944-46 by M Robertson (1987). Available at the BL No Preview Google Books
- Catch Me a Nightingale by Joan Ash (1991). Available at the BL No Preview Google Books includes wartime nursing experience in India.
- This link describes the book Sisters of the Raj by Valerie Bonham
(Above titles transferred June 2014 as awaiting review)
Jewish Community in India
The following books related to Jews in India are currently available :
Who Are the Jews of India By Nathan Katz. Publication date November 2000. Of all the Diaspora communities, the Jews of India are among the least known and most interesting. This readable study, full of vivid details of everyday life, looks in depth at the religious life of the Jewish community in Cochin, the Bene Israel from the remote Konkan coast near Bombay, and the Baghdadi Jews, who migrated to Indian port cities and flourished under the British Raj.
Ruby of Cochin : An Indian Jewish Woman Remembers By Ruby Daniel. The autobiography of a Jewish woman from Cochin.
Bene Israel of India : Some Studies By Benjamin J. Israel. Ranges over the history, religious evolution, some social and deomographic aspects of the life of the community.
India's Bene Israel : A Comprehensive Inquiry and Sourcebook By Shirley Berry Isenberg.
The Sephardic Table : The Vibrant Cooking of the Mediterranean Jews-A Personal Collection of Recipes from the Middle East, North Africa and India By Pamela Grau Twena. From her Iraqi husband's extended family, Pamela Grau Twena coaxed out recipes that had been passed through generations but never written down. The result is an inviting collection of more than 125 Sephardic Jewish favorites for everyday meals, Sabbath suppers, and holidays. These inspired kosher recipes will appeal to all food lovers.
(Above titles transferred July 2014)
- Great War Forum post Duty & Fidelity