India's Scientific Frontier; Where Is It? What Is It?

Paperback | July 5, 2012

byH. B. Hanna

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II INDIA'S NEW FRONTIER--ITS GARRISONS AND ITS APPROACHES It was not without good reason that, at the risk of wearying my readers, I made in the preceding chapter so careful an examination of the Minutes of Lord Lawrence, and the Memoranda of Sir William Mansfield, Sir Henry Durand, and Sir Henry Norman. My object was to show that these illustrious statesmen and soldiers not only condemned the particular aims which the partisans of the "forward" policy were pursuing in those days, but that they foresaw the lengths to which that policy would carry the British and Indian Governments, and met, in advance, the arguments by which its later developments would be supported. It is the fashion to speak slightingly of the opinions held by these men, as narrow, short E sighted, timid, and, at best, of temporary application; but those who will take the trouble to study the great State-papers in which they were expounded, will be likely to agree with me that they had all the width which comes from regarding a subject from every point of view; all the farsightedness which an intimate knowledge of the past can give; all the courage which springs from a calm conviction of strength adequate to meet danger, should danger arise, and all the permanence which results from basing judgments on principles and expectations on an acquaintance with human nature. Opinions resting on such foundations are not liable to change with change of circumstance, as Lord Roberts' views have changed, and might change again, were he, a second time, to be brought face to face with the practical consequences of the policy which now seems to him so entirely above cavil and beyond dispute. No one who read the letter in which he made excuses for the men who held erroneous views on...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II INDIA'S NEW FRONTIER--ITS GARRISONS AND ITS APPROACHES It was not without good reason that, at the risk of ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217488838

ISBN - 13:9780217488839

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