An Alphabet book from Colonial India

This Colonial-era alphabet book, introduces young English-readers to domestic workers and other ‘stereotypes’ India came to be known for, (example: the land of Elephants) through rhymed couplets. 

Published in Bombay c.1900, by Arthur Charles Bowden.

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Shared by Hemant Sarin from the Cotsen Children’s Library Collection. [Princeton University Collections] / No Known Copyright. 

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