Lucie Duff Gordon – In England, South Africa And Egypt

Lucie Duff Gordon - In England, South Africa And Egypt
LUCIE DUFF GORDON IN ENGLAND, SOUTH AFRICA AND EGYPT GORDON WATERHELD With Illustrations E. P. DUTTON CO., INC. Copyright 1937 E. P. DUTTpN CO., INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED PRINTED IN U. S. A. FIRST EDITION lucie Dnff Gordon, bv TO MY MOTHER CONTENTS PAGE PREFACE …….. XI INTRODUCTION I PART I ENGLAND CHAP. I. THE MELANCHOLY JOHN AUSTIN . . . . II H. THE TAYLORS OF NORWICH . . . . 1 8 m. SARAH TAYLORS ENGAGEMENT ….. 23 IV. BIRTH OF LUCIE 33 v. AUSTINS DIFFICULTIES 41 VI. SARAH, CARLYLB AND PRINCE PUCKLER MUSKAU . . 4 vn. LUCIES FRIENDSHIPS …… 61 VHI. LIFE AT BOULOGNE . . . . . .65 LX. LUCIE GOES TO SCHOOL …… 75 X. THE AUSTINS IN MALTA …… 86 XI. LUCIE MARRIES 9 XH. READING AND WRITING 9 Xm, JANET, HASSAN AND CAROLINE NORTON . . . IO5 XIV. SOCIAL LIFE …….. 113 XV. GUIZOT FLEES FROM FRANCE 121 XVI. THE CLIMAX OF 1848 127 xvn. THE GORDON ARMS 134 XVm. LUCEB VISITS THE DYING HEINE …. 140 XLX. DEATH OF JOHN AUSTIN . . . . . 145 XX. GEORGE MEREDITH AND EVAN HARRINGTON . 151 vii PART II SOUTH AFRICA CHAP. PAGE XXI. JOURNEY TO THE CAPE l6l XXII. CAPETOWN 167 XXm. DUTCH, ENGLISH AND MALAYS . . . . 170 XXIV. VISIT UP-COUNTRY . . . . . .176 XXV. THE PEOPLE OF CALEDON 179 XXVI. THE RETURN HOME 193 PART III EGYPT XXVH, THE LAND OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS . . . 2O5 xxvm. OMAR THE SWEET 211 XXDC. MUSLIM ATTITUDE TO WOMEN …. 2l6 XXX. THE NILE …….. 2Ip xxxi. WILLIAM THAYERS DIARY 229 xxxn. THE SULTANS VISIT 237 XXXin. ISMAIL AND POVERTY 24 XXXIV. RELIGION AND PAGANISM 245 XXXV. NILE FLOODS AND CATTLE MURRAIN . . .248 XXXVI. THE JOURNEY TO LUXOR 252 XXXVH. LETTERS FROM LUXOR 258 XXXVm. URANIA 265 XXXDC. SLAVES AND CHILDREN 272 XL. LUCIES VISITORS 278 XII. SHEIKH YUSSUF AND RELIGION …. 289 XLH. FAME AS A DOCTOR 3OO xim. LET THE ENGLISH COME 310 xuv. QUEEN OF THE ARABS 323 XLV. MISTRESS AND SERVANT 328 XLVI. SALLY MARRIES OMAR 332 XLVH. THE NEW MORALITY 337 xLvra. LUCIES DEATH 343 INDEX 349 vih ILLUSTRATIONS LUCIE DUFF GORDON, BY HENRY PHILLIPS . . . Frontispiece PAGE SARAH AUSTIN, BY IINNELL fiY COURTESY OF NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY ……. 17 LUCIE AUSTIN WHILE AT SCHOOL, DRAWN BY A GIRL FRIEND . 73 DUFF GORDON COAT-OF-ARMS DESIGNED BY RICHARD DOYLE, SHOWING LUCIES CIGARS AND THE GORDON ARMS BEER . 135 JANET DUFF GORDON LATER JANET ROSS, BY HENRY PHILLIPS . 151 OMAR THE SWEET LUCIES FAITHFUL SERVANT IN EGYPT . 211 VIEW OF THE NILE AT GIZA, NEAR CAIRO, WHERE LUCEes BOAT WAS OFTEN MOORED ……. 2Ip THE TEMPLE ON THE ISLAND OF PHILAE WHERE LUCIE SLEPT, AND WHICH IS NOW SUBMERGED BY THE WATERS OF THE ASSUAN RESERVOIR 327 PREFACE I AM indebted to my mother for many letters which were not available for publication until after the death of Mrs-Janet Ross, to my wife for her wise advice, and to Miss Molly Hornsby for having typed the manuscript. I wish to thank the following for allowing me to make considerable use of certain publications Messrs. J. M. Dent and Son Ltd. Lady Duff Gordons Letters from Egypt Mr. John Murray and Messrs. Ernest Benn Ltd. Mrs. Janet Rosss Three Generations of English Women Messrs. Humphrey Milford Lady Duff Gordons Letters from the Cape, edited by Dorothea Fairbridge, and Guests and Memories, by Una Taylor, and Messrs. Constable and Co. Mrs. Janet Rosss Fourth Generation. I also wish to thank the relations of the late Mr. William Thayer for allowing me to make use of his unpublished diary, which he kept while he yas United States Consul-General in Egypt. The love letters of Sarah Austin and Prince Puckler Muskau were copied from the originals in the Berlin State Library by courtesy of the Director. 41 RUE MADAME, PARIS.
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Borderlands: Travels Across India’s Boundaries

Borderlands: Travels Across India’s Boundaries
For most residents of India’s bustling metros and big towns, nationality and citizenship are privileges that are often taken for granted. The country’s periphery, however, is dotted with sleepy towns and desolate villages whose people, simply by having more in common with citizens of neighbouring nations than with their own, have to prove their Indian identity every day.
It is these specks on the country’s map that Pradeep Damodaran rediscovers as he travels across India’s borders for a little more than a year, experiencing life in far-flung areas that rarely feature in mainstream conversations. In Borderlands, he recounts his encounters with the war-weary fishermen of Dhanushkodi at the southernmost tip of Tamil Nadu, who live in fear both of the Indian Coast Guard and the Sri Lankan navy; farmers in Hussainiwala, a village on Punjab’s border with Pakistan, who are unwilling to build concrete houses for fear of them being destroyed in the ever looming war. Tamil traders of Moreh, a town straddling the Manipur Myanmar border, who pay bribes to at least ten different militant organizations so they can safely conduct their business; and ex-servicemen in Campbell Bay who were resettled there three generations ago and have long been forgotten by the mainland.
From Minicoy in Lakshadweep to Taki in West Bengal, Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh to Raxaul in Bihar, Damodaran’s compelling narrative reinforces the idea that, in India, a land of contrasts and contradictions, beauty and diversity, conflict comes in many forms.
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EURODASH79: The Quest – Inspired and Relentless Search for the True Knowledge, Culture & Values

EURODASH79: The Quest - Inspired and Relentless Search for the True Knowledge, Culture & Values

The book combines the account of a journey that at times was difficult and tortuous but overall fantastical and life changing experience. The team made the approximately 20,000 kilometres return journey from India through the port of Kuwait, the vast Arabian Desert, then into Eastern Europe, through the soaring majestic Alps and into Central Europe by road, on motorbikes, in a 100 days, on a shoestring budget of $5 a day per person.
The book is written in a conversational style which makes it readable for a wide audience. It reads like fiction, but it is a factual representation of events that the team experienced. The book has few unique features. Each chapter begins with a parable from a Gospel. These stories generate subtle answers to life’s questions; build faith and generate purpose in life. Through these parables, the author shares some significant life lessons like humility, love, conflict management, etc., and successfully connects them with the theme. Each chapter has relevant leadership traits that such challenges and experiences in life bring forth in us. To conclude, for every single individual who dreams to travel but does not dare-here is the book that offers encouragement and empowers readers to embrace their passion and follow their dreams.

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Mera Poorvottar

Mera Poorvottar
इस किताब में लेखक की पूर्वोत्तर की दो यात्राओं का वर्णन है। ट्रेन से मोटरसाइकिल गुवाहाटी भेजने के बाद इन्होंने पूर्वी अरुणाचल का रुख करते हैं और नामदफा आदि स्थानों पर घूमते हुए पूर्वी अरुणाचल और पूर्वी असम के कुछ प्रसिद्ध-अप्रसिद्ध स्थानों का भ्रमण करते हुए वापस गुवाहाटी लौट आते हैं और मोटरसाइकिल वहीं छोड़कर दिल्ली आ जाते हैं। फिर तीन महीने बाद पुनः गुवाहाटी जाकर मोटरसाइकिल उठाते हैं और यात्रा करते हैं मेघालय और उत्तर बंगाल की। इसके साथ ही मोटरसाइकिल से ही दिल्ली लौटते हैं। लेखक की खासियत है कि वे अप्रचलित और दुर्गम स्थानों की यात्रा करते हैं। इन दोनों यात्राओं में भी लेखक अधिकतर उन स्थानों पर जाते हैं, जहाँ पूर्वोत्तर जाने वाले यात्री अक्सर नहीं जाते।
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Borderlands: Travels Across India’s Boundaries

Borderlands: Travels Across India’s Boundaries
For most residents of India’s bustling metros and big towns, nationality and citizenship are privileges that are often taken for granted. The country’s periphery, however, is dotted with sleepy towns and desolate villages whose people, simply by having more in common with citizens of neighbouring nations than with their own, have to prove their Indian identity every day.
It is these specks on the country’s map that Pradeep Damodaran rediscovers as he travels across India’s borders for a little more than a year, experiencing life in far-flung areas that rarely feature in mainstream conversations. In Borderlands, he recounts his encounters with the war-weary fishermen of Dhanushkodi at the southernmost tip of Tamil Nadu, who live in fear both of the Indian Coast Guard and the Sri Lankan navy; farmers in Hussainiwala, a village on Punjab’s border with Pakistan, who are unwilling to build concrete houses for fear of them being destroyed in the ever looming war. Tamil traders of Moreh, a town straddling the Manipur Myanmar border, who pay bribes to at least ten different militant organizations so they can safely conduct their business; and ex-servicemen in Campbell Bay who were resettled there three generations ago and have long been forgotten by the mainland.
From Minicoy in Lakshadweep to Taki in West Bengal, Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh to Raxaul in Bihar, Damodaran’s compelling narrative reinforces the idea that, in India, a land of contrasts and contradictions, beauty and diversity, conflict comes in many forms.
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Mera Poorvottar

Mera Poorvottar
इस किताब में लेखक की पूर्वोत्तर की दो यात्राओं का वर्णन है। ट्रेन से मोटरसाइकिल गुवाहाटी भेजने के बाद इन्होंने पूर्वी अरुणाचल का रुख करते हैं और नामदफा आदि स्थानों पर घूमते हुए पूर्वी अरुणाचल और पूर्वी असम के कुछ प्रसिद्ध-अप्रसिद्ध स्थानों का भ्रमण करते हुए वापस गुवाहाटी लौट आते हैं और मोटरसाइकिल वहीं छोड़कर दिल्ली आ जाते हैं। फिर तीन महीने बाद पुनः गुवाहाटी जाकर मोटरसाइकिल उठाते हैं और यात्रा करते हैं मेघालय और उत्तर बंगाल की। इसके साथ ही मोटरसाइकिल से ही दिल्ली लौटते हैं। लेखक की खासियत है कि वे अप्रचलित और दुर्गम स्थानों की यात्रा करते हैं। इन दोनों यात्राओं में भी लेखक अधिकतर उन स्थानों पर जाते हैं, जहाँ पूर्वोत्तर जाने वाले यात्री अक्सर नहीं जाते।
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