Flora Annie Steel
1847 – 1929 A.D.
Flora Annie Steel, an English novelist, born at Harrow. In 1867 she married an India civilian, and for the next twenty-two years lived in India.
Her interest in the education of women, as an inspectress [sic] of schools, gave her a special insight into Hindu life and character with which her novels mainly deal. Some of her best work is contained in two collections of short stories: From the Five Rivers, and Tales from the Punjab, while 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.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.