India; The Land And The People: the Land and the People

Paperback | May 20, 2014

bySir James Caird, Sir James Caird

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...beyond twice the original sum borrowed. In the evening of Saturday we reached Calcutta, where we spent Sunday. I went to the cathedral, which is a handsome church, with a statue of Heber in the vestibule, and an inscription to the memory of my old school-fellow, Col. Robert Yule, who fell at the siege of Delhi, "bravest among the brave, and gentlest among the gentle." On the left of the door-way, there is a mural monument to Colonel Baird Smith, who directed the engineering operations which led to the capture of Delhi, and who died at the early age of forty-three, having, during his comparatively short career, rendered great services to India. On Monday, the 23rd of December, we proceeded to Eastern Bengal, travelling through a very rich country, chiefly in rice, except where the land is slightly elevated above the flat plain, when it is covered with winter crops of wheat and barley, vegetables, mustard, and other luxuriant-growing oil plants. After travelling 180 miles through this richly cultivated country we reach Goalunda, the point of junction of the Ganges and Brahmapootra. These two grand rivers, starting from opposite sides of the same snowy range in the Himalayas--the one at first flowing west, and then, on reaching the plain, turning south-east; the other flowing east, and, after rounding the eastern end of the Himalayas, turning west--both, after a course of 1,000 miles, here mingle their waters, about 200 miles from the sea. They then become an immense river, far larger than the Mississippi at St. Louis. The Rhine and the Rhone are streamlets in comparison. Here we embark in a two-funnelled steamer of great size, with comfortable little rooms on deck which we occupy for the next three nights, and in the usual bright sunshine...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...beyond twice the original sum borrowed. In the evening of Saturday we reached Calcutta, where we spent Sunday. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217488684

ISBN - 13:9780217488686

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