By J. R. Ackerley
Within the Twenties, the younger J. R. Ackerley spent numerous months in India because the own secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah's beautifully eccentric behavior and riddling conversations, and the abnormal shambling daily lifetime of his courtroom. Hindoo Holiday is an intimate and extremely humorous account of an incredibly unusual position, and one of many masterpieces of twentieth-century go back and forth literature.
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