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JULY AND OCTOBER NUMBERS, 1893.
(For the Half-Year : April to end of September, 1893.)
“One band on Scythia, th' other on the More."-SPENSER.
CO N T E N T S.
THE DEFENCE OF INDIA. By General the Right Hon. Lord
Chelmsford, G.C.B. Parts I. and II. (also a reply to criticism).
General F. H. Tyrrell .
W. Martin Wood .
Dr. G. W. Leitner
By Commandant E. Aymonier
G. W. Leitner
By R. A. Sterndale
Saraswati. (A poem).
Origin of the Homeric Poems.” “The Coincidence in Ancient
and His late Excellency P. Wassa Pasha MISCELLANEOUS NOTES OF THE LATE SIR W. Eilior: “Witch:
craft among the Indian Kôls and the Zulu and Amakosa Kafirs."
“ The Early History of Cholera." By R. Sewell, Mad.C.S. DARDISTAN : "Legends--Routes and Wars in Chilás." “Dardistan
in 1893, and the Treaty with Kashmir.” By Dr. G. W. Leitner.
THE CADASTRAL CORVÉE. By Sir Roper Lethbridge, K.C.I.E.
Pennington, M.C.S. (retired)
By Dr. G. W. Leitner .
Co. (With a Map.) By the Right Hon. the Marquis of Lorne
THE SACRED BOOKS OF THE EAST: Pablavi Texts and the
Chronology oi the Zendavesta. By General J. G. R. Forlong, R.E. 410
Chalmers, B.A.-Epochs of Indian History: Ancient India,
University of Oxford. - Where Three Empires Meet, by
1893, by John Fergusson.-Round the Black Man's Garden,
F.R.G.S.-Abridgment of the History of India, by J. C.
By GENERAL THE Right Hon. LORD CHELMSFORD, G.C.B.
THE despatch from the Government of India, dated 2 November, 1892, lately laid before Parliament, in anticipation of the debate on the “Madras and Bombay Armies Bill,” indirectly opens up once more the important question of the “ Defence of India.'
It is therein clearly laid down that, in the event of Russia approaching closer to our Indian frontier with hostile intent, it is the deliberate opinion of our Rulers in India that we must adopt what is called a “ Forward Policy.”
We are to deliberately ignore the extraordinary natural strength of our North West Frontier ; and, leaving it behind us, to move forward, for the fifth time, into that country which, as Dost Mahomed said,"contains only men and stones.” The following extracts from the despatch in question will bear out what I have just stated.
loth Para. “ The necessity confronting us of providing an efficient force for service against an European enemy beyond the frontier."
12th Para. “ The necessity for this is now brought the more prominently before us, in view of the possibility that the next great operations our army may be called on to undertake may be against a more formidable enemy than it has ever yet encountered, and in a rigorous climate, in