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John Keay

British author

1941   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: Ampleforth College
occupation: historian, journalist

John Stanley Melville Keay FRGS, is a British historian, journalist, radio presenter and lecturer specialising in popular histories of India, the Far East and China, often with a particular focus on their colonisation and exploration by Europeans. In particular, he is widely seen as a pre-eminent historian of British India. He is known both for stylistic flair and meticulous research into archival primary sources, including centuries-old unpublished sources.The author of some twenty-five books, he also writes regularly for a number of prominent publications in Britain and Asia. He began his career with The Economist. He has received several major honours including the Sir Percy Sykes Memorial Medal. In 2019, he received an Honorary Doctorate, presented by Princess Anne, from the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland.The Economist has called him "a gifted non-academic historian", the Yorkshire Post has called him "one of our most outstanding historians", The Independent has called his writing "exquisite" and The Guardian has described his historical analysis as "forensic" and his writing as "restrained yet powerful". He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Keay lives in both Edinburgh and in Argyll in the West Highlands of Scotland and travels widely.
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The Honourable Company

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China

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India discovered

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Into India

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India

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India

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Last Post

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Mad About the Mekong

author: John Keay

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