Forest Families


Mary McDonald Ledzion, 1991, 138pp
ISBN 0 907799 38 8

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Against a background of the Forest Service in India as the provider of teak for the early navies of Europe to modern market needs, the author has collected accounts from a number of Forest families who served in different provinces and added her own reminiscences and those of her parents, Donald and Diana Currie. This personal mosaic of the Forest Service gives a seldom recorded glimpse of the way of life of this small dedicated band of men and women, often very lonely and spartan, yet with many compensations and providing one of the most lasting legacies of British administration in the sub-continent.