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British Legacy in Stone

CHRISTIAN cemeteries in India, a legacy of the British empire, bear testimony to what John Donne a 16th century metaphysical poet once described ‘death’ as the greatest leveler in his masterpiece Death, Be Not Proud. At these cemeteries, tactically raised in this part of the country, sleep side by side brave generals, resolute sergeants and […]


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This is very much the story of a story

The outline of the tale has been told before. It can be found in Edward Miller’s history of the British Museum, Arundell Esdaile’s book on the British Museum Library,rather more chattily, in Edward Edward’s Lives of the founder of the Museum, and most recently and its first excursion this century outside the literature of the […]