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Berkeley, General

Index: La forma de la espada, Ficciones, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 493.

Character in Borges story

Fishburn and Hughes: "Character mentioned in The Shape of the Sword.No record exists in the British Army List of a General Berkeley serving in Bengal during the autumn of 1923, but the choice of name is convincing. An Irish officer, James Berkeley (1839-1926), joined the British forces in 1857 and became a Major-General in the Indian Army. In 1862 he entered the political service and after serving a number of Indian princes became agent to the Governor-General at Baroda." (26)