Lord and Lady Curzon, viceroy and vicereine of India, enter Delhi with sepoy escort, circa 1902

Lord and Lady Curzon, viceroy and vicereine of India, enter Delhi with sepoy escort, circa 1902

"India," a contemporary wallpaper mural, copied or inspired by antique originals by Ananbo wallpaper manufacturers in Bordeaux, France

"India," a contemporary wallpaper mural, copied or inspired by antique originals by Ananbo wallpaper manufacturers in Bordeaux, France

Rudyard Kipling House. Officials in Mumbai plan to turn the birthplace of Rudyard Kipling into a museum honoring the author of The Jungle Book and other tales of colonial life. While India has long had a problematic relationship with the writer--who penned the poem The White Man's Burden--the museum hopes to credit Kipling as a literary ambassador of Indian life, with the caveat that his pro-colonial stance was a product of his turn-of-the-century ideals.

Rudyard Kipling House. Officials in Mumbai plan to turn the birthplace of Rudyard Kipling into a museum honoring the author of The Jungle Book and other tales of colonial life. While India has long had a problematic relationship with the writer--who penned the poem The White Man's Burden--the museum hopes to credit Kipling as a literary ambassador of Indian life, with the caveat that his pro-colonial stance was a product of his turn-of-the-century ideals.

British Colonial India back in the days of the Raj there was no air conditioning so the heat was intense. Therefore veranda's and paddle fans, shutters all were a must have. High ceilings and airy rooms were the most comfortable. Photo: robbiewalden.com

British Colonial India back in the days of the Raj there was no air conditioning so the heat was intense. Therefore veranda's and paddle fans, shutters all were a must have. High ceilings and airy rooms were the most comfortable. Photo: robbiewalden.com

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