Indian Civil Service

Connections

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Characters Ethel Savi
As the story opens, ES 's male protagonist, Gareth Wynstay, has returned to England after five years, on leave from his position as a Bengal magistrate in the Indian Civil Service . ES notes the...
Family and Intimate relationships Flora Annie Steel
Flora Annie Webster married Henry William Steel , a member of the Indian Civil Service ; each one said later that but for pressure from or obligation to other people they would have pulled out...
Family and Intimate relationships Christina Fraser-Tytler
Charles Edward Fraser-Tytler , Christina's father, was a Scottish landowner who at the time of her birth was working for the Indian Civil Service .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Frere
MF 's father, Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere , had a distinguished career with the Indian Civil Service . His thirty-three years in India were broken by only two spells of home leave, in each...
Family and Intimate relationships Flora Macdonald Mayor
FMM 's mother, born Alexandrina Jessie Grote , was a musician
Morgan, Janet. “Introduction: The Squire’s Daughter”. The Rector’s Daughter, Virago, 1987, p. v - xii.
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and a linguist who studied multiple languages,
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Flora Macdonald Mayor
mostly Germanic and including Danish and Icelandic. With this gift she was...
Residence Flora Annie Steel
FAS 's husband retired from the Indian Civil Service and the couple set out to return to Britain. Three hundred veiled women gathered at the railway station to see her off.
Powell, Violet. Flora Annie Steel: Novelist of India. Heinemann, 1981.
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Travel Flora Annie Steel
From Calcutta they travelled by train to Delhi, then by box on wheels
Powell, Violet. Flora Annie Steel: Novelist of India. Heinemann, 1981.
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to Lahore, then, emphasising the inefficiency of the Indian Civil Service , they were forced to retrace their steps...

Timeline

1853
The Charter Act replaced patronage appointments to the Indian Civil Service with competitive examinations open to British subjects of all classes.