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Flora Annie Steel

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Flora Annie Steel (1847–1929) was an English writer who was fascinated by Indian culture and spent twenty-two years in British India, writing extensively about the stories she heard and her own experiences in the country as the outspoken and critical wife of an engineer in the Indian Civil Service. Steel was described as ‘the female Rudyard Kipling’ and was noted especially for books set in India for both adults and children, particularly a book on housekeeping in India for Englishwomen, The Adventures of Akbar and Tales of the Punjab, as well as novels and short stories.