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Through Rajputana to Delhi; An Ilustrated Guide to the Districts Reached by the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway (Bombay to Upper India Through Gujurat and Rajputana) (Paperback) Loot Price: R280
Discovery Miles 2 800
Through Rajputana to Delhi; An Ilustrated Guide to the Districts Reached by the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway...
Through Rajputana to Delhi; An Ilustrated Guide to the Districts Reached by the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway...

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Through Rajputana to Delhi; An Ilustrated Guide to the Districts Reached by the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway (Bombay to Upper India Through Gujurat and Rajputana) (Paperback)

Carlton Stubbs

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Loot Price R280 Discovery Miles 2 800

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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. 1907 Excerpt: ...to their word, but addicted to robbing villages, though not yet instructed in the use of the bow. Drona refused to teach the young chief, saying it would be a sin to teach a Bhil the use of the bow. So he returned to his country in sorrow, but he made an image of Where Railways are yet unknown. Drona and did homage to it and shot arrows before it until he became an archer." But for the best description of a Bhil one must turn to another description quoted in the same place. "A Bengali student being asked to describe a Bhil in some examination gave the original reply: --'The Bhil is a black man, but more hairy; he first shoots you through the body with an arrow and then throws you into a ditch; by this you may know theBhil.'" Essentially the Bhil is a robber and he is not above carrying out the awful deeds described by the Babu, but once he becomes your friend you have a friend for life. As shikaries Bhils are unrivalled in India and many an Englishman who has shot since childhood would like to be as certain with his rifle as the Bhil is with his bow. "I shot an arrow in the air It fell to earth I know not where." That is not the Bhil's method. If his shot miscarries he hits a rock and breaks his arrow. So he learns to hit and hits nearly every time. There is little doubt that the Bhils were the ruling race in Western India before the advent of the Rajputs, and though the variety of types shows there must have been from time to time admixture of Rajput blood, yet they remain apart, a despised race, intensely suspicious of civilisation. In almost every habit the Bhil is distinct from the Hindu. Instead of living in villages, gatherings of rude mud huts, he lives in a house set apart perched on some rising spot and surrounded with a sto...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Carlton Stubbs
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 44
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-05905-5
Barcode: 9781236059055
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-236-05905-0

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