Hindoo Holiday An Indian Journal Author:J. R. Ackerley In the 1920s, the young J.R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah's fantastically eccentric habits and riddling conversations, and the odd shambling day-to-day life of his court. Hindoo Holiday is an intimate and very fun... more »ny account of an exceedingly strange place, and one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century travel literature.« less
This book is wonderful, funny and sly and informative, ridiculous and sympathetic by turns. The writer is an avowedly gay man looking at a wholly different and topsy-turvy world through his own eyes. Don't forget that this was written 80 +/- years ago. Altogether delicious.