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  • Hindoo Holiday
  • Written by J.R. Ackerley
    Introduction by Eliot Weinberger
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780940322257
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On Sale: October 31, 2012
Pages: | ISBN: 978-1-59017-524-8
Published by : NYRB Classics New York Review Books
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In the 1920s, the young J. R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah's fantastically eccentric habits and riddling conversations, and the odd shambling day-to-day life of his court. Hindoo Holiday is an intimate and very funny account of an exceedingly strange place, and one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century travel literature.
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"One of those books of rare occurrence which stands upon a superior and totally distinct plane of artistic achievement…It is a work of high literary skill and very delicate aesthetic perception and it deals with a character and a milieu which are novel and radiantly delightful. What more, in an imperfect world, has one the right to expect?" — Evelyn Waugh
 
"His humour is the humour of pity and love. He is an artist of the understanding."— V.S. Pritchett

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