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The Resource The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj, Anne de Courcy

The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj, Anne de Courcy

Label
The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj
Title
The fishing fleet
Title remainder
husband-hunting in the Raj
Statement of responsibility
Anne de Courcy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the British went to India to trade and work, the men who left the country knew they would probably not return and married Indian wives or took Indian mistresses. As the East India Company was replaced by government, men were curtailed from doing this by various means. The Company then began to pay passage to India of a number of willing women who were maintained for a year and expected to marry within that time. For young women, unable to make a 'good match' at home, it was a chance to find a husband with prospects, women flocked to India, willing to try to make a go of it. De Courcy brings this forgotten era vividly to life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Courcy, Anne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British Occupation of India (1765-1947)
  • British Occupation of India (1765-1947.)
  • British
  • British
  • India
  • Great Britain
  • Women
  • British
  • British colonies
  • Manners and customs
  • Women
  • India
  • Kolonie
  • Kolonialmacht
  • Frau
  • Britin
  • Auswanderin
  • Freizeitgestaltung
  • Geschlechterverhältnis
  • Ehe
  • Sozialgeschichte
  • Indien
  • Großbritannien
  • Women
  • Women
Label
The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj, Anne de Courcy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.'Champagne has been known to allay sea sickness when all else failed' -- The Voyage Out -- 2.'Happy hunting-ground of the single girl' -- The Women Who Went Out -- 3.'Kisses on the boat deck' -- Love at Sea -- 4.'A (4#(B00-a-year man -- dead or alive' -- The Men They Met -- 5.'Welcome to India' -- Arrivals -- 6.'A hell of a heat' -- The Climate -- 7.'Parties, parties, parties' -- The Social Whirl -- 8. The Viceroy's Daughter -- Elisabeth Bruce -- 9.'There are so many "Ladies"' -- Viceregal Entertainments -- 10.'I told him it was only the moonlight' -- Courtship -- 11.'It would be a pleasure to be in his harem, I thought' -- Maharajas -- 12.'Us and them' -- Brits and Indians -- 13. Thought my heart was going to jump out of my body' -- Grace Trotter -- 14.'Where every Jack has someone else's Jill' -- The Hills -- 15.'"No" would have been unthinkable' -- Engagement -- 16. Daughter of the Raj -- Bethea Field -- 17.'Colonels must marry' -- Marriage
Control code
712778520
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 335 pages
Isbn
9780297863823
Lccn
2012545977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 611, 648, 650, 651
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)712778520
Label
The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj, Anne de Courcy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.'Champagne has been known to allay sea sickness when all else failed' -- The Voyage Out -- 2.'Happy hunting-ground of the single girl' -- The Women Who Went Out -- 3.'Kisses on the boat deck' -- Love at Sea -- 4.'A (4#(B00-a-year man -- dead or alive' -- The Men They Met -- 5.'Welcome to India' -- Arrivals -- 6.'A hell of a heat' -- The Climate -- 7.'Parties, parties, parties' -- The Social Whirl -- 8. The Viceroy's Daughter -- Elisabeth Bruce -- 9.'There are so many "Ladies"' -- Viceregal Entertainments -- 10.'I told him it was only the moonlight' -- Courtship -- 11.'It would be a pleasure to be in his harem, I thought' -- Maharajas -- 12.'Us and them' -- Brits and Indians -- 13. Thought my heart was going to jump out of my body' -- Grace Trotter -- 14.'Where every Jack has someone else's Jill' -- The Hills -- 15.'"No" would have been unthinkable' -- Engagement -- 16. Daughter of the Raj -- Bethea Field -- 17.'Colonels must marry' -- Marriage
Control code
712778520
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 335 pages
Isbn
9780297863823
Lccn
2012545977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 611, 648, 650, 651
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)712778520

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