Indian Interlude by Hugh Davis
Indian Interlude
Author: Hugh Davis
Title: Indian Interlude
ISBN10: 1857564200
ISBN13: 978-1857564204
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Janus Book Publishers (January 1, 1999)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1308 kb
Size epub: 1655 kb
Rating: 3.7 ✪
Votes: 400
Category: History
Subcategory: Asia

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Indian Interlude is the story of a young flight lieutenant during the Second World War. It begins in his school-days - during which time the author met Adolf Hitler and Mahatma Gandhi - and moves rapidly to India, where Hugh Davis served as a cipher officer. His duties entailed travelling all over India, where his unending curiosity led him into situations rarely experienced by the average European. More than 50 years later, he recalls an illicit visit to the temple of the goddess Kali, where it was made clear he was most unwelcome. He witnessed the dreadful and illegal ceremony of suttee when a young widow was burned alive on her husband's funeral pyre; he was almost eaten alive by ferocious crabs and left naked on a railway train after being robbed while he slept. On the lighter side, the author also gives fascinating descriptions of Indian magic tricks and wistfully remembers a love affair with a beautiful Parsee woman. These remarkable memoirs of an "ordinary" young RAF officer contain little in the way of heroism, but the author's recollections of life in wartime India make an extremely worthwhile addition to the literature of World War Two.