Writer and literary editor. Born as Joe Randolph Ackerley at 4 Warmington Road, Herne Hill. He was appointed as private secretary to the Maharajah of Chhokrapur which served as a basis for his 'Hin...
Person, Literature, India
Churchill's chief military advisor in WW2. Born (and brought up) in France as Alan Brooke into the Irish aristocracy. Entered the army aged 18 and served in Ireland and India and then in WW1, in ...
Person, Armed Forces, France, India, Ireland
An architect of Free India's Constitution and crusader for social justice. Born at Mhow in what is now Madhua Pradesh. Was in London studying at Gray's Inn and the LSE, in 1916-7, and 1922. Died...
Person, Politics & Administration, India
Film and theatre director, critic and writer, ‘This sporting Life', ‘If', ‘The Whales of August', awarded the 1955 Oscar for Best Documentary Short. Born India, died France.
Person, Theatre, Cinema, France, India
Journalist and poet, Born at Gravesend. In 1852 he obtained the Newdigate prize for his first poem, 'The Feast of Belshazzar' ('High on a throne of ivory and gold, From crown to footstool clad in p...
Person, Poetry, Journalism / Publishing, India, USA
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