Thanks to Atlas Obscura for this obscure fact in the atlas … The British Once Built a 1,100-Mile Hedge Through the Middle of India Build The HedgeBuild The Hedge Illustration By Nigel Sussman via Atlas Obscura

Telling … and maybe a lesson for the ‘wall’ advocates ….

Through the whole of its existence, the Great Hedge of India was beset by difficulties and never quite accomplished its purpose.

The article is worth a read if only for such lines as ..

More than a century later, the writer Moxham went looking for traces of this living monument to British hegemony and persistence.


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