"the best schooling a boy can get in India is, of course, at St Xavier’s"
La Martiniere College, Lucknow
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St Xavier’s is believed to be based on La Martiniere College, a renowned institution in Lucknow that still operates to this day. La Martiniere was the school of choice for the ruling elite in India. Established in 1845 as a first-class boys' college after the English public school model, La Martiniere is now open to all nationalities, as well as to girls.