The High-Road of Empire: Water-Colour and Pen-and-Ink Sketches in India (Classic Reprint)

The High-Road of Empire: Water-Colour and Pen-and-Ink Sketches in India (Classic Reprint)

by A. H. Hallam Murray
     
 

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In arranging this volume of sketches, made along the highways of a fascinating land, one aim which I set before myself was to recall pleasant memories to those who have already fallen under the spell of its potent charm; another was to awaken, if possible, in the minds of others

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Excerpt from The High-Road of Empire: Water-Colour and Pen-and-Ink Sketches in India

In arranging this volume of sketches, made along the highways of a fascinating land, one aim which I set before myself was to recall pleasant memories to those who have already fallen under the spell of its potent charm; another was to awaken, if possible, in the minds of others the determination to become better acquainted with the great Empire in the East, the guardianship and protection of which is at once our pride and our duty. The appeal which India makes is as many-sided as it is universal and irresistible, with its glorious architecture, its unique landscapes, its rich historic associations, and above all its strangely interesting people, whose customs and character have come down unaltered through the centuries, and are now submitted to the impact of new ideas and new conditions, to them doubtless in great part incomprehensible.

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ISBN-13:
9781332344161
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
08/06/2015
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

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