TITLE: My Childhood in Assam: Growing Up in the Last Days of the British Raj
AUTHOR: Amrit Baruah
SUNSET OF THE RAJ
Amrit Baruah is one of a diminishing number of Indians who remember the time of the British Raj. In this memoir, he recalls and celebrates the daily life of a westernized family in Assam--a life with a British veneer but rooted in Indian traditions, religion, and culture.
The result is an evocative tale of an era that is rapidly fading from memory, but whose conflicts and accommodations constitute an important part of India's history.
Also by the author: Assam, India: Valley of Tea and Temples