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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.


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