Between 1600 -1900, several thousand Indians of many different social classes traveled to Britain. Yet compared with the large number of travelogues and memoirs written by Europeans who visited India during this period only a handful of Indian accounts of Britain and Europe have come to light. One of them is by Mahdi Hasan Khan Fath Nawaz Jang, (1852-1904), a Hyderabad civil servant of Lucknow origin. Travel literature is a large field in Western literary history, particularly in the study of cultural contacts and the making of images and stereotypes. But such is not the case in Indian literature. Because of the sheer quantity and availability of materials, however, most travel accounts focus on the Western perspective of the other. Mahdi Hasan Khan Fath Nawaz Jangs fascinating observations of the British and European society, with Omar Khalidis introduction and notes, are among the handful of Indian representations of Europeans in the nineteenth century. This is a much-needed counterpoint to the European representations of the other.