'MacMillan has that essential quality of the historian, a narrative gift'
'A clear-eyed, affectionate account'
Mail on Sunday
'Well researched and thoroughly enjoyable'
'As fascinating as it is unsparing … an engaging read that brings to life an under-explored side of colonial history'
'A unique, interesting and very niche non-fiction read. It’s great to see a book focusing on women’s experiences'
Of Beauty and Nothingness
'A vivid cultural and social history [that] reveals India in all its richness and vitality'
'Women of the Raj has a vitality and an unbiased view that will engage readers today'
Times Literary Supplement
'A testament both to the popularity of the subject, and the skilful way in which the author has handled it'
'Insightful … takes us behind the gloss to reveal the real lives of women'
Shrabani Basu, BBC History