History Literature / ThePeshawarLancers

18th Aug '15 8:50:16 AM BlackJAC
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* AdventureFriendlyWorld: Stirling stated in the afterword "Why Then, There" to the in-universe side story "Shirkari in Galveston" that the asteroid impacts were the only way to retain the wonder of RudyardKipling style stories without the dread and letdown of HistoricalFiction.
11th Aug '15 5:08:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: Many, given the book's status as a homage to old-fashioned swashbuckling adventure fiction. Referenced works include {{Literature/Flashman}} and BeauGeste.
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* ShoutOut: Many, given the book's status as a homage to old-fashioned swashbuckling adventure fiction. Referenced works include {{Literature/Flashman}} and BeauGeste.Literature/BeauGeste.
28th Apr '15 10:39:15 AM nombretomado
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* TheBritishEmpire: Known in the book either as the Angrezi Raj or the New Empire, based in Delhi. Australia-New Zealand and South Africa are Viceroyalties (each having their own colonies).
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* TheBritishEmpire: UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire: Known in the book either as the Angrezi Raj or the New Empire, based in Delhi. Australia-New Zealand and South Africa are Viceroyalties (each having their own colonies).
19th Apr '15 6:46:41 PM DKNJ
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* AlternateHistory: When "God Save the King" is replaced with "God Save the Padishah" ([[Franchise/{{Dune}} no, not that one]]), take a wild guess.
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* AlternateHistory: When "God Save the King" is replaced with "God "Gods Save the Padishah" ([[Franchise/{{Dune}} no, not that one]]), take a wild guess.
19th Mar '15 8:10:33 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Many, given the book's status as a homage to old-fashioned swashbuckling adventure fiction. Referenced works include {{Flashman}} and BeauGeste.
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* ShoutOut: Many, given the book's status as a homage to old-fashioned swashbuckling adventure fiction. Referenced works include {{Flashman}} {{Literature/Flashman}} and BeauGeste.
27th Feb '15 8:10:22 PM JasonJD48
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* AlternateHistory: When "God Save the King" is replaced with "God Save the Padishah" ([[{{Dune}} no, not that one]]), take a wild guess.
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* AlternateHistory: When "God Save the King" is replaced with "God Save the Padishah" ([[{{Dune}} ([[Franchise/{{Dune}} no, not that one]]), take a wild guess.
10th Jan '15 1:18:32 PM BlackJAC
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** Essentially disproven by the prequel short story "Shikari in Galveston" in the anthology ''Worlds That Weren't,'' which has one of Athelstane's ancestors among the tribal descendants of Texan survivors of the tsunamis that devastated Europe and North America. Stirling stated in its afterword that real-world exploration and discovery had destroyed traditional adventure fiction's sense of wonder, and derailing that progress via apocalyptic asteroid strikes was the only way to recapture it.
17th Dec '14 6:47:36 PM Divra
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** AcceptableBreaksFromReality: the Imperial airship ''Garuda'' is said to raise a payload of 60 tons and hold 1 million cubic feet of hydrogen. The RealLife ''{{Hindenburg}}'' needed more than 7 million cubic feet to accomplish the same.
1st Nov '14 3:04:33 PM Dalillama
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* BanditClan: The Pashtun clan that Ibrahim comes from appears to make their living in this way. The clan of air pirates which attacks the zeppelin towards the end of the book are also examples.
12th Jun '14 11:18:59 PM BillyDeeWilliams
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** ** In India, the Europeans have folded themselves quite neatly into the existing caste system (the train of logic being "the ''kshatriya'' varna are soldiers and administrators, the English are soldiers and administrators, hence the English are of the ''kshatriya'' varna"), and there is no social stigma attached to having Indian ancestors.
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** ** In India, the Europeans have folded themselves quite neatly into the existing caste system (the train of logic being "the ''kshatriya'' varna are soldiers and administrators, the English are soldiers and administrators, hence the English are of the ''kshatriya'' varna"), and there is no social stigma attached to having Indian ancestors.ancestors, though most Angrezi have, at most, thin Indian blood. Athelstane mentions that one of his great-grandmothers was a Rajput noblewoman, and there's an Afghan princess in Manfred Warburton's family tree. Otherwise they're both of pure European descent.

* GoingNative: The British to the point of calling themselves the ''Angrezi Raj''. It's implied that this is only applicable to India as Australia and the Cape are described as decidedly more "conservative" by Angrezi standards.
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* GoingNative: The British to the point of calling themselves the ''Angrezi Raj''. It's implied that this is only applicable to India as Australia and the Cape are described as decidedly more culturally "conservative" by Angrezi standards.standards, dressing and speaking much more like their European ancestors, though Cape English is substantially inflected with Afrikaans and Bantu. ** This is oddly mirrored politically. The Angrezi parliament is dominated by the Whigs (The Rexin Kings are Whigs going back to the Old Empire) and the Conservatives (Tories). Australia always votes 2[=/=]3 Whig, the Cape 2[=/=]3 Tory, and India as the swing vote.
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