Simla’s goat path to Empire

Many thanks to my friend, William Garrood, for this little gem of a quote from William Dalrymple’s latest offering, Return of a King:

The existence of Simla was itself a comment on the astonishing complacency of the British in India at this period: for seven months of the year, the Company ruled one-fifth of mankind from a Himalayan village overlooking the borders of Tibet and connected to the outside world by a road little better than a goat path.”

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