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The Resource The setting sun : a memoir of empire and family secrets, Bart Moore-Gilbert

The setting sun : a memoir of empire and family secrets, Bart Moore-Gilbert

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The setting sun : a memoir of empire and family secrets
Title
The setting sun
Title remainder
a memoir of empire and family secrets
Statement of responsibility
Bart Moore-Gilbert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Setting Sun is the story of the dying days of an Empire, combined with gripping family history, in an extraordinary literary voyage across India. When a letter from an Indian historian arrives out of the blue and informs leading academic Bart Moore-Gilbert that his beloved, deceased father, a May member of the Indian Police before Independence, partook in the abuse of civilians his world is shaken as his cherished childhood memories are challenged. He sets out in search of the truth -- discovering much about the end of empire, the state of India today, and whether his father, as one of the many characters on his quest claims, really was a terrorist. Crisscrossing western India, and following leads from bustling Mumbai to remote rural scenes, Moore-Gilbert finally pieces together the truth, ultimately discovering that the same story links the past with the present, colonial India with its modern incarnation, terrorism through the ages and father with son"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Moore-Gilbert, B. J.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moore-Gilbert, B. J
  • Police misconduct
  • Police
  • Terrorism
  • India
  • India
Label
The setting sun : a memoir of empire and family secrets, Bart Moore-Gilbert
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Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 306 p.
Isbn
9781781682685
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013037732
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)856977649
  • (OCoLC)ocn856977649
  • 643252
Label
The setting sun : a memoir of empire and family secrets, Bart Moore-Gilbert
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 306 p.
Isbn
9781781682685
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013037732
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)856977649
  • (OCoLC)ocn856977649
  • 643252

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