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Noble Descents by Gerald Hanley

Noble Descents by Gerald Hanley

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Noble Descents

by Gerald Hanley

Hamish Hamilton, 1982 [First Edition], ISBN 0241108691, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges, pages age-toned, no inscriptions, dusty fore-edges, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, creasing and small chips and tears to edges (see photographs)

"Scotch and soda is still served impeccably at the club, and the tennis court, even at this height, still has good grass.  In the tiny princely state of Induspur, six years after India's independence, little, on the surface, seems to have changed.
True, many British residents have gone home, and the eccentricities of those who are left are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore.  But there are no quarrels between the Maharajah and his British 'guests'.  Indeed, he and the enigmatic Colonel Bingham are close and long-standing friends.
Yet the vast, sunlit, timeless museum of the Indian sub-continent is changing.  the partition has uprooted millions, the country is reeling from the implications of the cold war and the new atomic bomb, and with Ghandi assassinated internal divisions are hardening between those trying to stem the tides of reform and those all too willing to be swept away by them."

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