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WESTERN INDIA

IN 1838.

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LONDON:

BLATCH AND LAMPERT, PRINTERS, GROVE PLACE, BROMPTON.

THEQUE CANTON 4/
LAUSANNE

NIVERSI

INTRODUCTION.

A WELL known eastern traveller has recorded his opinion, "That it is impossible for an individual, many years resident in India, to write a book fit for the public taste of England; and, moreover, that all Indian customs, et cetera, have become, through the medium of history and romance, so common, that they possess no materials of interest." I cannot by any means agree in this remark. It is true, that different habits of mind, different trains of interest, and the difficulty of remaining "courant de jour" with the

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