Men and Events of My Time in India

J. Murray, 1882 - 526 páginas

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Brillant to understand the old landscape...although very influenced by the british view on imperial india, fancy to see that the landscape hasn't changed much..(abeit hidden in the urban concrete mass)..Buckingham canal and the great depression..
History in indian texbooks seem to be a inadept mostly...this might help..

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Página 265 - I've seen around me fall, Like leaves in wintry weather, I feel like one Who treads alone Some banquet hall deserted, Whose lights are fled, Whose garlands dead, And all but he departed.
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Página 276 - Fort, taking up a portion of the plain, and making allotments of ground available for building. Sir Bartle Frere took up this project with his accustomed zeal, and obtained large sums in purchase money from those who bid for the allotments. The means thus acquired, together with grants from the Government, were collected and formed into a special fund for the construction of public offices and buildings for Bombay. The formation and management of this fund caused much correspondence with the Government...

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