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In this monumental work covering the sweep of Indian history, a search through a maze-­like fortress for a Maharaja's legendary treasure weaves together tales of danger and romance, and of spiritual and artistic triumphs. "Worthington has wonderfully captured the mystique and adventure-­soaked atmosphere of Rajasthan, with its golden forts and the awe-­inspiring desert.­" --­The Statesman, New Delhi

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A history, above all one which claims to hold no original research, but simply to be a compilation of the work of Others, needs no introduction save the compiler's thanks to many who have been consulted. One word, however, may be said regarding the only accent used--­the circumflex. This is put always on the tone of stress; that is to say, on the syllable to be accented. Thus Mâlwa, Ambêr, Jeysulmêr, Himâlya, Vizigapatâm. Where no accent appears the syllables are of equal value. F. A. STEEL

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Author: ERIC Subject ERIC Archive, Age, Body Height, Body Weight, Elementary School Students, National Surveys, Physical Characteristics, Physical Development, Sex (Characteristics), Statistical Data, Tables (Data), McDowell, Arthur J., And Others Year published: 1970 Language: english

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Author: ERIC Subject ERIC Archive, Asian Studies, Cultural Awareness, Culture, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Higher Education, Indians, Modern History, Multicultural Education, Non Western Civilization, Social Studies, World History, Pankow, Mary Year published: 1997 Language: english

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As the mind's eye travels backwards across the wide plains of Northern India, attempting to re-­people it with the men of olden time, historical insight fails us at about the seventh century B.­C. From that date to our own time the written Word steps in to pin protean legend down to inalterable form.

And yet before this seventh century there is no lack of evidence. The Word is still there, though, at the time, it lived only in the mouths of the people or of the priesthood. Even if we go so far back as B.­C. 2000, the voices of men who have lived and died are still to be heard in the earlier hymns of the Rig-­Veda.

And before that?

Who knows? The imaginative eye, looking out over the vast sea of young green wheat which in many parts of the Punj?­b floods unbroken to the very foot of the hills, may gain from it an idea of the wide ocean whose tide undoubtedly once broke on the shores of the Himalayas.

The same eye may follow in fancy the gradual subsidence of that sea, the gradual . . .

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