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1867: the beginnings of Indian tourism, and a guide to English etiquette

Karsandas Mulji Travels in England. Inglandāntīla pravāsa hā grantha … Translated from the second Gujarati edition by Bhaskar Hari Bhagwat. Published under the patronage of the Bombay Government. Bombay printed by N. R. Ranina at the Union Press, 1867
First Marathi edition (published in Gujarati in 1866) pp.40, 502, [4], 28 plates, 17 in colour, many woodcut illustrations in the text. Text in Marathi, with prelims in both Marathi and English. Original gilt decorated blue cloth. A fine copy.
COPAC records one copy only of the Gujarati edition, at the Victoria & Albert Museum Library, none of the Marathi

An extraordinary account of an Indian gentleman's visit to England, with text in Marathi, preface and captions to illustrations also in English. The author relates his sea voyage from Bombay to Marseilles, his trip across France to London, and his view of the city, and gives hints for Indian travellers. He describes principal buildings and public places, social habits of the people, and provides a guide to English etiquette. He delineates the causes of England's greatness and gives an account of his tour of the country embracing Rochdale, St. Helens, and Loch Lomond as well as Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Karsandas Mulji, 1832-75, was an Indian journalist and social reformer. He founded the Satya Prakash (Light of Truth), a Gujarati newspaper, in which he advocated female education and the re-marriage of Hindu widows. He was administrator of the native state of Limri.