Sat 21 July 2012, The Times

The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj By Anne De Courcy

By Iain Finlayson
The British Empire needed young men to administer and protect it. Many young women were left behind, still unmarried. When the Suez Canal opened in 1869, the journey to India became shorter and less hazardous and many women made the trip to find husbands. This “fishing fleet” continued to sail...
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