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British India

1896

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Throughout the Story attention has been centred more on the main factors which led to the foundation and expansion of British Empire in India than to mere details of military operations or of administration.- The early history of commerce between the East and the West the gradual passing of the course of that commerce from the Mediterranean to the route round the Cape of Good Hope the long strug [...] Tyre the city of the Phoenicians grew in the days of Hiram fo be the mistress of the seas and the " merchant of the people for many isles." Westward"TYRE MISTRESS OF THE SEAS. [...] He then passed on towards the East where he broke in pieces the empire of Cyrus swept up the wealth of Babylon and Susa and slew Darius thus avenging the insults that Xerxes and Mardonius had offered to the altars and temples of Greece leaving nought to tell of the wealth and power of the Persian nation save the burned ruins of Persepolis and the rifled tomb of Cyrus. [...] From there in a series of letters written to his father he aroused the interest of the English people in the East by the vivid account he gave of the trade of the Portuguese and the fertility of the land. [...] The Aryans in their ancestral homes had woshipped the expanse of the heavens the rosy-fingered Dawn the Sun the God of the Storms and the good God the Giver of Fire to Mortals ; but in their new homes in the East they for the first time fully realised the exceeding might and majesty of Nature in all her varied manifestations.

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419
SARF Document ID
sarf.146079

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