Caroline Keen is a historian, holding a PhD from SOAS University of London. Her previous books include 'Princely India and the British: Political Development and the Operation of Empire'; and 'An Imperial Crisis in British India: The Manipur Uprising of 1891'.
'A vivid account of official life in late British India. Ad hoc solutions and eccentrics abound, and we even learn about the darker side of tigers and elephants. If only there were more books on the Raj like this.' - Roderick Matthews, historian and author of 'Jinnah vs. Gandhi' -- Roderick Matthews, historian and author of 'Jinnah vs. Gandhi' 'Caroline Keen adds a historian's eye to the rich and entertaining memoirs of Sir Charles Wadsworth, presenting readers with an intimate portrait of South India in the early twentieth century. As vibrant as the tropical climes of the Coromandel Coast, this splendidly detailed book is a pleasure to read and an important contribution to the historiography of the Raj.' -- John Zubrzycki, journalist, researcher and author of 'Jadoowallahs, Jugglers and Jinns: A Magical History of India' 'A timely reminder, among all the postcolonial polemics, that The Indian Civil Service gave India the world's finest administrative service, who did their very best for the subjects they ruled. This book, based on memoirs by a British judge, demonstrates the incorruptible dedication of thousands of officials of the Raj.' -- Zareer Masani, historian, broadcaster and author of 'Macaulay: Britain's Liberal Imperialist' 'While colonialism these days stands rightly condemned, it is easy to forget that many of those caught up in its history were human too - and, in the case of Sidney Wadsworth, remarkably humane'. -- David Washbrook, Fellow, University of Cambridge