Flora Annie Steel nee Webster (who also wrote under the pseudonym A
Fellow Mortal) (1847-1929) was an English writer. In 1867 she
married a member of the Indian civil service, and for the next
twenty-two years lived in India, chiefly in the Punjab, with which
most of her books are connected. She was interested in relating to
all classes of Indian society. The birth of her daughter gave her a
chance to interact with local women and learn their language. She
encouraged the production of local handicrafts and collected
folk-tales. Her interest in schools and the education of women gave
her a special insight into native life and character. In 1889 the
family moved back to Scotland, and she continued her writing there.
Her most ambitious effort was her novel, On the Face of the Waters
(1896), describing incidents of the Indian Mutiny. She also wrote a
popular history of India. Her other works include: Tales of the
Punjab (1894), The Adventures of Akbar (1913), English Fairy Tales
(1918) and The Law of the Threshold (1924).
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