The Festival of India

A short editorial by Michael Trend.

This month’s cover is a hand-coloured aquatint, a view of Benares from the river, from A Picturesque Tour along the River Ganges and Jumna in India by Colonel Charles Forrest, published in 1824. It sets the scene for the articles on the history and culture of India which History Today is including in this and subsequent issues of the magazine to co-incide with the Festival of India which is taking place throughout the spring and summer.

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