An Elephant from the Sandy Wastes of Rajpuntana

Mortimer Menpes



Source: The Durbar, facing p. 130

“The Rajputana chiefs have in their veins the proudest and the oldest blood in the world. The Maharana of Udaipur claims a descent of one hundred and forty generations before Agamemnon. The State of Udaipur was held by his ancestors long before any country in Europe had a nationality. Think of that! It almost makes one's brain whirl” (131).

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