provided her with the unusual opportunity to become a specialist on that country. During her years in London
between her two visits to India she produced History, biography, poetry, tales, local descriptions, foreign correspondence, didactic essays, even the culinary art,
in addition to editing and introducing works by others. Through most of her output, India was her primary subject.
, a professional writer of the earlier nineteenth century, launched her career with history and contributions to periodicals. Travelling to