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Indian Diary and Album By Cecil Beaton

Indian Diary and Album by Cecil Beaton

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A record of Cecil Beaton's trip to southeast Asia during World War II, which contains a selection of his photographs and extracts from his travel diary, "Far East". His photographs depict the war zones on the Burmese frontier and life under the Raj, which remained largely untouched by the conflict.

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Indian Diary and Album by Cecil Beaton

The Ministry of Information's decision to send society photographer Cecil Beaton to the Far East to record the Allied war effort during World War II might have raised a few eyebrows, but as this collection of his photographs demonstrates, it was an inspired choice. Reproduced here with selections from his travel diary "Far East", the photographs depict the war zones of Arakan and Assam on the Burmese frontier, and life under the Raj, which remained largely untouched by the conflict. The combination is a portrait of an India where the architectural splendour of empires long past alternated with lonely landscapes, and the opulence of the upper classes contrasted with the poverty and deprivation of the masses.

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GOR003751850
9780192122995
0192122991
Indian Diary and Album by Cecil Beaton
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1991-08-29
96
N/A
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