An Indian Englishman

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Lulu.com, Aug 15, 2008 - 419 pages
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John Travers Mends (Jack) Gibson was born on March 3, 1908 and died on October 23, 1994 at the age of 86.In some ways, Jack was the last Indian Englishman. He came ten years before independence and stayed on 47 years after it, rendering dedicated service to the country of his adoption for 57 years. Jack's journey started as a school teacher at The Doon School. He was the last English Principal of Mayo College and the last English President of the Himalayan Club. He was the last, and for most of the time the only English resident of Ajmer. He must have been just about the last Englishman to have been honored by both the British and Indian Governments.Brij Sharma is a journalist based in Bahrain. He spent much of his childhood and youth in Dehra Dun, and while not a product of The Doon School, he has known its campus, the surroundings of the city and much of the mountainous terrain described in Gibson's letters.http://www.jtmgibson.com
  

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Contents

BandarpunchGangotriBadrinath
17
Gulmarg to the Kumbh Mela
39
Kathiawar and the South
65
War in Europe
81
Wartime in India
101
Afloat and Ashore
121
Back to the Doon School
143
Trekking
163
Attempt on Black Peak
239
To Mayo College
251
A Headmasters Year
265
The Baspa Valley
289
A Crowded Programme
309
Chini
325
East and West
339
The Year of the Dragon
357

Early Days at Clement Town
187
My Last Year at the J S W
205
Back Again to the Doon School
223
Uncertainties
377
Appendix
409
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