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Maharajas in the making

life at the Eton of India, 1935-1940

by Hill, John

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  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Book Guild in Lewes .
Written in English

  • India
    • Subjects:
    • Hill, John.,
    • Teachers -- India -- Biography.,
    • British -- India -- Biography.,
    • British -- India -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Rich people -- Education -- India -- History -- 20th century.,
    • India -- Social life and customs.,
    • India -- Description and travel.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohn Hill.
      LC ClassificationsLA2383.I42 H554 2001
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 244 p. ;
      Number of Pages244
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4009384M
      ISBN 101857765311
      LC Control Number2001369678

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