The British in India, review: Snobbery, harems and boredom
September 03, 2018  13:23
"In the summer, those who could flocked to the hills, notably to Simla (now Shimla), for six months the seat of government, which traipsed 1,200 miles from Calcutta, first by bullock cart, then by train and finally pony cart. In Kipling's day, this small, English-looking town 7,000ft up in the mountains became famous not only for its climate but for its extra-marital affairs. As one vicereine observed, it was "a place where every Jack has someone else's Jill'."  Read the full review here.
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