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Garden of Fools
Garden of Fools
 
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Author : Robert Hutchison
Publisher : Palimpsest Publication
ISBN# : 9788192226613
Pages : 432
Price :INR 599
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The looming spectre of death in the Ganga-Yamuna Doab made Proby Cautley wonder about the dichotomy of famine in what should have been a land of abundance. An artillery officer by training, the unlikely civil engineer in the East India Company's service embarked on his life mission- channelling the pristine snow-melt waters from the Himalayas into the parched fields through a network of canals, to wipe out the unforgiving shadows of famine. it was a gritty struggle fighting a recalcitrant colonial bureaucracy for approval and support, overcoming petty rivalry of other technocrats within john Company's hierarchy and disarming local superstitions.
 
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