Charity Of Nationsby Shannon Wall
In 1997, journalist Barbara Crossette set off on a journey of several months to visit Asia's hill stations, the small European-built hill towns where colonials went to escape the tropical climate and where modern-day Asians now build luxury resorts. Through Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, she went in search of the stories the hill stations offer about the region's past and present. Just as the spaces colonial rulers carved out for themselves tell us much about the colonizers' experience of their locale, so the fate of these hilly refuges in the postcolonial era provide a window on contemporary culture and society. Weaving together scholarly research, interviews, and her own keen observations, Crossette uses the hill stations as a lens through which to explore the complex history and legacy of colonialism.
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