Harriot Georgina Rowan-Hamilton Blackwood Lady Dufferin in Ballygunge
We all met at Ballygunge, where there was tea and polo. In the evening we went to a party at the Nawab of Dacca's. He has taken a house here, and is giving entertainments almost every day. There had been a dinner party, but we only went to the native music and nautch after it…. There was only one girl to dance, and when we had seen enough of her we listened to some native music. One of the performers did all the expression with his face, and made such grimaces of agony and cast up such beseeching eyes that it became quite embarrassing.
Diary of Harriot Georgina Rowan-Hamilton Blackwood, Lady Dufferin, January 1887. In Harriot Georgina Rowan-Hamilton Blackwood Lady Dufferin, Our Viceregal Life in India: Selections from My Journal, p. 103. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1378461283 accessed: 23 September, 2017 (British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries 1500-1950)
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