Charles Allen

Charles Allen was born in Cawnpore in the last years of the British Raj. His family’s association with India dated back to the battle of Seringapatam in 1799 and his great-grandfather brought the young Rudyard Kipling out to work on his newspaper, the Civil Military Gazette. Mr Allen was a traveller, writer and broadcaster, specialising in India and the Far East. He died in August 2020.

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