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The Romance of Salt

By: Anil Dharker

Price: $9.40

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Roli Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014638

ISBN: 81-7436-298-X

Condition: New


When Mahatma Gandhi set off on the historic Dandi March on 12th March 1930, why did he choose salt as a symbol of British imperialism? Why did the East India Company throttle, then kill the salt industry in Bengal and Orissa? Why did the British build a hedge which stretched over 3000 km just to thwart salt smuggling? Salt, that innocuous substance we dismiss as common salt, has played an uncommon role in the history of mankind. Wars have been fought over it, kings and emperors have enriched their treasuries by imposing taxes on it, odes have been written about it, it even played a role in th... View more info

The Romance of Salt

By: Anil Dharker

Price: $7.42

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Lotus/Roli Books:

Seller ID: 108579

ISBN: 817436398X

Condition: New


When Mahatma Gandhi set off for the historic Dandi March on 12 March 1930, why did he choose salt as a symbol of British imperialism? Why did the East India Company throttle, then kill the salt industry in Bengal and Orissa? Why did the British build a hedge that stretched over 3000 km just to thwart salt smuggling? Salt, that innocuous substance we dismiss as common salt, has played an uncommon role in the history of mankind. Wars have been fought over it, kings and emperors have enriched their treasuries by imposing tax on it, odes have been written on it, it even played a role in the French... View more info