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Spying for the Raj

By Dr Jules Stewart

9780750942003

ISBN: 9780750942003

Published: 20-04-2006


Spying for the Raj

By Dr Jules Stewart

ISBN: 9780750942003

Published: 20-04-2006

About This Book

In the 1860s, Captain Thomas Montgomerie trained natives to be surveyors, and had them explore the region covertly. These men, known as pundits, were disguised as lamas (holy men). This book talks about these servants of the Raj who managed to map the Himalayas and Tibet, helping the British to consolidate their rule in the Indian sub-continent.

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