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The great hedge of India

by Roy Moxham

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Published by Carroll & Graf Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India,
  • Customs Line (India and Pakistan)
    • Subjects:
    • Moxham, Roy -- Travel -- India,
    • Hedges -- India -- History -- 19th century,
    • Salt industry and trade -- India -- History -- 19th century,
    • India -- Description and travel,
    • Customs Line (India and Pakistan),
    • India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-232).

      StatementRoy Moxham.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS414.2 .M69 2001
      The Physical Object
      Pagination234 p. :
      Number of Pages234
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3947554M
      ISBN 100786708409
      LC Control Number2001035118
      OCLC/WorldCa46316717

      The hedge was set in place to allow the collection of the Salt Tax by British customs officers, Inspired by the concept of this amazing living barrier, now forgotten, Roy Moxham set off to find out what has happened to it and whether any remnant existed today. His travels in India, and what he found there, form the basis for this illuminating book. The Great Hedge of India by Roy Moxham, , download free ebooks, Download free PDF EPUB ebook.

      THE GREAT HEDGE OF INDIA; ABOUT ME and REVIEWS; OUTLAW; THE EAST INDIA COMPANY WIFE; THE THEFT OF INDIA; Home Page _____ The Theft of India The European Conquests of India - HarperCollins India: 25 November The East India Company Wife. ebook - Amazon worldwide: The Great Hedge of India by Moxham, Roy. Constable & Robinson Ltd, Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.

      assignment to translate The Great Hedge of India to Hindi. Something to claim my pound of reflected glory. January , •Down To Earth 5 1 H I S T O RY Quinto bookshop in central London deals in old books. Roy Moxham ‘s search for the hedge began from here Roy Moxhom’s Great Hedge of India, an unusual blend of travel-File Size: 3MB. There was little, but there was this interesting looking book, called [the Great Hedge of India] by Roy Moxham. Moxham found mention of this hedge, a formidable hedge, ultimately about miles long, quite wide and tall, and including plants with thorns which made it truly impenetrable. Yet, in the current day it was almost unknown/5(5).


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