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Charles Allen (born 1940) is a British freelance writer and popular historian who lives in London. His British parents were both born in India and his prolific works focus on the British Raj.

Charles Allen
Born1940 (age 78–79)
ResidenceLondon, England
OccupationWriter and historian

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BiographyEdit

Allen's work focuses largely on India and the Indian Subcontinent in general. Among his works are Kipling Sahib: India and the making of Rudyard Kipling, a biography of Rudyard Kipling.[1][2]

WorksEdit

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  • 1975. Plain Tales from the Raj: Images of British India in the Twentieth Century.
  • 1977. RAJ: A Scrapbook of British India 1877-1947. ISBN 0-31266-307-2
  • 1979. Tales from the Dark Continent: Images of British Colonial Africa in the Twentieth Century.
  • 1982. A Mountain in Tibet: The Search for Mount Kailas and the Sources of the Great Rivers of India.
  • 1983. Tales from the South China Seas: Images of the British in South-East Asia in the Twentieth Century.
  • 1984. Lives of the Indian Princes, with co-author Sharada Dwivedi.
  • 1987. Kipling's Kingdom: His Best Indian Stories.
  • 1986. A Glimpse of the Burning Plain: Leaves from the Journals of Charlotte Canning.
  • 1988. A Soldier of the Company: Life of an Indian Ensign 1833-43. ISBN 0-71813-121-5
  • 1989. Architecture of the British Empire, Ed. R. Fermor-Hesketh.
  • 1990. The Savage Wars of Peace: Soldiers' Voices 1945-1989. ISBN 0-71812-882-6
  • 1991. Thunder and Lightning: the RAF in the Gulf War.
  • 1999. The Search for Shangri-La: a Journey into Tibetan History.
  • 2000. India Through the Lens: Photography 1840-1911, Ed. Vidya Dehejia.
  • 2000. Soldier Sahibs: the Men who Made the North-West Frontier. ISBN 0-78670-861-1.
  • 2002. The Buddha and the Sahibs: the Men who Discovered India's Lost Religion.
  • 2004. Duel in the Snows: the True Story of the Younghusband Mission to Lhasa.
  • 2005. Maharajas: Resonance from the Past.
  • 2006. God's Terrorists: the Wahhabi Cult and the Hidden Roots of Modern Jihad.
  • 2007. Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling.ISBN 978-0-349-11685-3.
  • 2008. The Buddha and Dr Fuhrer: an Archaeological Scandal. ISBN 978-014341-574-9.
  • 2011. The Taj at Apollo Bunder: the History of the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, with co-author Sharada Dwivedi.
  • 2012. Ashoka: the Search for India's Lost Emperor. ISBN 1-46830-071-7.
  • 2015. The Prisoner of Kathmandu: Brian Hodgson in Nepal 1820-43. ISBN 978-1-910376-11-9.
  • 2017. Coromandel: a personal history of South India. ISBN 978-1-4087-0539-1.
  • 2017. Introduction to Rudyard Kipling, The Eyes of Asia.

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