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Riassunto: This is the story of the author's "ridiculous" quest for a legendary hedge planted across the Indian sub-continent and manned and cared for by 12,000 men. The hedge stood for over 50 years and at its greatest extent, formed part of a barrier 2500 miles long. Although it is one of the largest man-made constructions in human-history, the hedge appears in no history books and remains forgotten in both Britain and India. This inspired Roy Moxham to travel to India and investigate whether it had existed, what its purpose had been and whether any part of it had remained. After several years of travel and research, the author finally unravelled the story behind the hedge, its place within commercial enterprise on the part of the Raj and, after much searching, the remnants of this folie de grandeur of imperial Britain. This book provides a view into the motivations and administrations of British Imperial India and in part tells the story of one man's obsession.
About the Author: Roy Moxham was born and brought up in Evesham in Worcestershire. He has been an art gallery owner, book and paper conservator, and been in charge of conservation at the University of London Library. He is also the author of the Brief History of Tea also published by Robinson.
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Descrizione libro Constable, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used; Very Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Codice libro della libreria 2900026
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. A used book in good condition. All pages are intact, and the spine and cover are also intact. Codice libro della libreria 467EJZ000ZQ6
Descrizione libro Constable 25/01/2001, 2001. Condizione libro: Very Good. GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Codice libro della libreria 6545-9781841192604
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Descrizione libro Constable. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2776844448
Descrizione libro Constable, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Very-good condition hardback with jacket. No remainder marks or clippings. Jacket is clean and bright, show slight wear - no tears. No writing or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. Codice libro della libreria 061424
Descrizione libro Constable Publishers, London, 2001. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 234pp. ".search for the great hedge that by the 1850's ran 1,500 miles, planted by the East India Company as part of the customs line which divided India from the HiImalayas to Orissa. Manned by 12,000 men to extort the hated Salt Tax, it was one of the greatest constructions in human history, yet it appears in almost no history books." Size: 6 x 8 1/2 ". Codice libro della libreria 17993
Descrizione libro Constable. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1841192600 with dj. Codice libro della libreria N0058537
Descrizione libro Constable, London, 2001. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 1st Edition. Red cloth boards with gilt title. 234pp with a map. IMMEDIATE DESPATCH FROM UK, ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT AIRMAIL Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 125002
Descrizione libro Constable (2001) London, 2001. Very good in lightly edgeworn dust jacket hardbound. Codice libro della libreria BOOKS031908