Bangkok stands out as a place of extraordinary allure. Beginning as a floating city in a lush tropical setting, known to foreigners as the "Venice of the East", centuries later, its majestic Grand Palace and glittering Buddhist temples would compete for the horizon with Western chimneystacks.
A reprint from the library collection of the national archives of india, this book illustrates the progress, rather than the process, leading to the siege of delhi and its recapture the principal events of the 1857 revolt are represented but only as pointers to the imminent victory of the British army
Assessments of Singapores history invariably revolve around Sir Stamford Raffles arrival in 1819. Before this date - weve been told - "nothing very much appears to have happened in Singapore". This ambitious book, co-written by four of Singapores foremost historians, offers an assertive re-evaluation of that view.