The Great Hedge of India - Roy Moxham Reviews
Description:ISBN 1841194670 / Genre: Travel / This is the story of the author's ridiculous quest for a legendary hedge planted across the Indian ... more
The Great Hedge of India - Roy Moxham ... sub-continent and manned and cared for by 12,000 men. The hedge stood for over 50 years and at its greatest extent, formed part of a barrier 2500 miles long. Although it is one of the largest man-made constructions in human-history, the hedge appears in no history books and remains forgotten in both Britain and India.
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by - written on 27/09/02, updated on 01/05/05 (Very useful, 177 readings)
The Great Hedge of India is about a Great Hedge that was in, errrrr, India. I saw the book in a shop and picked it up out of curiosity. Surely, it couldn't be a book about a big hedge? Perhaps it was some obscure piece of abstract fiction? No, it was about a VERY big hedge so, of course, I had to buy it. The Great Hedge referred to in the title was constructed by the Victorians and was 2,300 miles long and was manned by 12,000 men. Roy Moxham came across a reference to the hedge in a second-hand book and was immediately curious about why he's never heard about the hedge before. After months of fruitless research in which he studied maps and countless ... Read the complete review