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Warrior Gentlemen - ‘Gurkhas’ in the Western Imagination


Lionel Caplan
Himal Books, 2003
Rs 375

Instead of exoticising them, Caplan discovers that past military writers find in their subject the quintessential virtues of the European officers themselves: the Gurkhas appear as warriors and gentlemen. Utilising a wealth of literary, historical, ethnographic sources and results of his own fieldwork, the author investigates the socio-cultural contexts that nurtured the European chroniclers of the legendary soldiers.


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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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