Holy Himalaya: The Religion, Traditions, and Scenery of Himalayan Province (Kumaon and Garwhal) (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Nov 27, 2017 - 356 pages
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N dia is Britain's great romantic asset, and one of her chief claims to historical distinction. The nation that dominates the Indian peninsula is, from the standpoint of human interest and culture, the most enviable nation Of the world. The glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome have passed away, and their sites only are left as relics of the past. India, on the contrary, has the more vivid charm of a treasure yet unexplored, a storehouse of existing marvels, a vast and complex field for research Of every kind. Many secrets of bygone races and eras are yet to be wrung from its buried monuments and unpublished manuscripts. Here the ancient world yet lives on in the daily lives of men. Customs, cults, and ideas that have perished from the memory of the rest of the human race are here in full force. India is the land that above all has power to stir the imagination.

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