The Great Hedge of India by Roy Moxham (Hardback, 2001)

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London, Constable, 2001. Hardback with dust wrapper. Book Condition: Nr Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Vg, unclipped with light impressions, light wear to the edges. First Edition. 234pp. The Inland Customs Line which incorporated the Great Hedge of India (or Indian Salt Hedge) was a customs barrier built by the British across India primarily to collect the salt tax. The line was gradually expanded as more territory was brought under British control until it covered a distance of more than 2,500 miles , often running alongside rivers and other natural barriers. At its greatest extent it ran from the Punjab in the northwest until it reached the princely state of Orissa, near the Bay of Bengal, in the southeast. The line was initially made of dead, thorny material such as the Indian Plum but eventually evolved into a living hedge that grew up to 12 feet high and was compared to the Great Wall of China. Illustrated with a map.
Moxham, Roy. London, Constable, 2001. Hardback with dust wrapper. Book Condition: Nr Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Vg, unclipped with light impressions, light wear to the edges. First Edition. The line was initially made of dead, thorny material such as the Indian Plum but eventually evolved into a living hedge that grew up to 12 feet high and was compared to the Great Wall of China.
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