Edited by Michael Alexander
Delhi and Agra: A Travellers Reader | Robinson
Like moths to a flame, travelers have flocked to Delhi and Agra. The obvious reasons gain an exhilaratingly diachronic perspective here—from Tamerlane’s account of the sack of Delhi, early European chroniclers like Manucci and Bernier agape before Mughal splendour to early colonials like Emily Eden and survivors of the ‘Mutiny’. But the framework is unabashedly Orientalist—stiff Europeans looking in, with only a few Indian voices represented.