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  • By Stan Blackford
    Oct 15, 2009
    I could hardly put the book down. I was charmed by the way the anthropologist Baron Nikolai Ivanovich Maklin won the trust of indigenous people on a newly discovered island and worked for their betterment, only to discover that he was being used by colonial powers for their nefarious purposes. This struck a chord with me, as I come from a mixed race community that was “used” by the British when it suited their ends, and was betrayed when they left India leaving 140,000 of us to fend for ourselves among 400 million Indians and Pakistanis who hated our guts because we had supported the British for more than 300 years against the Indians in their fight for independence. Settling in Australia and innocent to the ways of the world, Maklin is manipulated again, this time by unscrupulous politicians and bureaucrats furthering their own ambitions. Woven into this tale is a tender love story. This is a well-crafted story, easy to read, yet plumbing the psychological depths of a soul at odds... More > with the world. Captain Stan Blackford, author of “One Hell of a Life: An Anglo-Indian Wallah’s Memoir from the Last Decades of the Raj”.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781411675155
Edition
first
Publisher
Trevor Steele
Published
March 28, 2007
Language
English
Pages
379
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.39 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
Product ID
314239
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