What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
appear attended authorities beautiful Bombay Book British buildings bungalow Calcutta called carriages Cassell Cassell's Christianity Church classes close cloth cloth gilt Coloured Plates Complete containing covered crowded crown 4to Demy drive Edition English Engravings European Extra feel feet five flowers four Galpin gardens gilt gilt edges give going Government hands Hill Hindoo History houses Illustrations important India interest kind land library binding lofty London look Lord ment miles morning mountains native nearly never night officers opinion Original party passed Petter plain poor population present principal question railway remarkable respect Right river seen ship side station steamers streets striking Sunday temples thing tion town travelled trees various Vols Volumes whole Wood
Page 194 - It has been calculated that the average income per head of population in India is not more than Rs. 27 a year; and though I am not prepared to pledge myself to the absolute accuracy of a calculation of this sort, it is sufficiently accurate to justify the conclusion that the taxpaying community is exceedingly poor. To derive any very large increase of revenue from so poor a population as this is obviously impossible, and, if it were possible, would be unjustifiable.