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The FeringheesSir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 2: The Straight Race$
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Elizabeth Hamilton

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199460113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460113.001.0001

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(p.68) 7 Waziristan
The Feringhees

Elizabeth Hamilton

Oxford University Press

Barton is accompanied by his wife to Waziristan—a wild country with unruly inhabitants. He is responsible for liaising with the military and also with the air force. Although both he and his wife have a great admiration for the pilots, they are not in favour of bombing raids on villages even though precautions are taken to warn civilians. The difficulties between the civilians and the military are described here. There is an experienced mission doctor in the remote station who looks after Mrs Barton but all the time the tribes remain active and when they come dangerously near the station, she is evacuated, being carried on a litter down narrow paths to another station where a baby girl is born but dies at a few weeks old. After returning to Peshawar the Bartons leave for Mysore.

Keywords:   William Barton, Waziristan, military, air force, bombing raids, Peshawar, Mysore

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