Storming the Geriah, 1756.
ROMANCE and India are inseparably associated; but to glean more than a few jewels from the inexhaustible mine at our
disposal is impossible within the limits of a single volume. This is in no sense a history; rather has it been
the endeavour in the following pages to touch lightly upon the more romantic events in our empire story, and
to trace by a series of picturesque incidents the gradual evolution of India, from the warring and troubled
condition in which it was found by the hardy merchant-adventurers of old, to its present proud position as
"the brightest jewel in the Imperial Crown."