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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

Label
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore-Gilbert, B. J.
Dewey number
  • 954.03/59092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8249.S37
LC item number
M66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police misconduct
  • Police
  • Terrorism
  • India
  • India
  • Moore-Gilbert, B. J
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
Label
The setting sun : a memoir of empire and family secrets, Bart Moore-Gilbert
Link
9781781682685.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The father I did not know -- Picking up the trail -- Memory and doubt -- Glimpses of Bill -- My father's friend? -- Bill or 'Bill' -- The pendulum shifts -- The ghosts of Satara -- Against the tide -- A history play -- Terrorism, old and new -- Respect between enemies -- Like father, like son -- An act of restitution -- Two farewells
Control code
1545789
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 306 pages
Isbn
9781781682685
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013037732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1545789
  • (OCoLC)856977649
Label
The setting sun : a memoir of empire and family secrets, Bart Moore-Gilbert
Link
9781781682685.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The father I did not know -- Picking up the trail -- Memory and doubt -- Glimpses of Bill -- My father's friend? -- Bill or 'Bill' -- The pendulum shifts -- The ghosts of Satara -- Against the tide -- A history play -- Terrorism, old and new -- Respect between enemies -- Like father, like son -- An act of restitution -- Two farewells
Control code
1545789
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 306 pages
Isbn
9781781682685
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013037732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1545789
  • (OCoLC)856977649

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