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I have the following books etc. which I have found useful in my research. Some of the titles are linked to Publisher & ISBN details.

Index of Individuals with East India Connections contained in the City of London Lying in Hospital Index to Baptisms 1813-1840

Army of the Sutlej 1845-6 Casualty Roll

Punjab Campaign 1848-9 Casualty Roll

Casualty Roll for the Indian Mutiny,...

Second Afghan War 1878-1880: Casualty...

India General Service Medal 1895:...

Soldiers of the Raj

General Guide to the India Office Records

Brief Guide to Biographical Sources

Historical Records of the 14th Regiment...

Was Your Grandfather a Railwayman?

S.S. Peninsular Passenger List 1905

"Harts - New Army List 1895"
"The Delhi Durbar Medal 1911" Compiled by Peter Duckers
"Indian Mutiny Medal Roll - British Forces" Compiled by K.J. Asplin
"Himalayan Brotherhood" No. 459 E.C. Minute Books & Correspondence with Nominal List of Members 1838-1908
"History of Services of Officers of the Indian Foreign Service & Indian Foreign Service Branch 'B' (As on the 1st July, 1963"
"N.W.F. Province Gazetteers - Peshawar District 1931"
"The Army of India Medal Roll 1799-1826"

Books and booklets on Cemetery Records, MIs with some biographical details.

Agra Cantonment Cemetery: Uttar Pradesh,...

Dehra Dun: Chandranagar Cemetery

Meerut: The First Sixty Years 1815-1875

Maerut Cantonment Cemetary, Part II:...

Patna and Dinapore: British Cemeteries

Peshawar Cemetery, Pakistan

Peshawar: Monumental Inscriptions II

Another interesting book by BACSA about schools in India during the British Raj.

Under the Old School Topee

Click here to see a list of BACSA publications

Archive CD Books

How many of you have an old gazetteer, atlas, directory, local history book, or any rare or out of print books that could help some of us with our family history research, and that most of us would give our eye teeth to get our hands on? Any titles in BOLD on this page I have lent to the Archive CD Books Project and they have been scanned and made available for purchase on CD-Rom. ACDB  is a non-profit project set up by Rod Neep. Rod is a retired lecturer and family historian. He finds books that are out of print and copyright that will be of interest to local and family historians, and scans them with a German Bookeye camera. The book is opened flat on the base of the camera to ensure that the binding does not get damaged. The scanner uses medium intensity lights, which are less damaging than the high-intensity lamps used by photocopiers, and the scanner operator uses cotton gloves to turn the pages.  ACDB publications are produced using Adobe Acrobat portable document format (.pdf) files. There is a text search feature to make it easier to find whatever you might be looking for. All profit from the sale of the CD's are reinvested in the rebinding of books, donating the books to archives and buying more books for republication. The ACDB Project is also interested in borrowing books from people, and for each book you loan them they will give you:
        A free CD copy of the book that you loaned.
        A free CD of your choice from the ACDB range to the value of 14.00.
        15% discount off all future purchases from the ACDB range.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the following books that I have lent to ACDB, then click on the link below.

"The India Office List 1933"

"Saugor District Gazetteer"

"Murrays Handbook for India Burma and Ceylon 1926"

"Murrays Handbook for India Burma and Ceylon 1933"

Click Here for Archive CD Books Project

Other Books of Interest

1600-1947: the Anglo Indian Legacy

The Great Hedge of India

Light Dragoon

Dancing Round the Maypole - Growing Out of British
by Rani Sircar

A set of light-hearted vignettes from the past, which holds up a mirror to a vanished milieu-a particular sort of anglicized Indian family, which was proudly Indian, proudly Christian and both directly influenced by and resisting the British customs of undivided India.
Rani Sircar was born in Madras and now lives in Calcutta. She went to school in Colombo, Madras and Lahore. She has written many books for children and her writings on travel and humorous topics appear regularly in various newspapers.
Read some excellent reviews by following the below links.

The Telegraph, Calcutta - Mark Tully

The Tribune - Bhavana Pankaj

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