The British Once Built A 1,100-Mile Hedge Through The Middle Of India • Discoverology

The British Once Built A 1,100-Mile Hedge Through The Middle Of India

There was nothing charming about what the British built. It wasn’t meant to protect anything except imperial revenue. It grew along the Inland Customs Line, a bureaucratic barrier that the British created to impose a high salt tax on the people living on one side of the line—the relatively saltless one.

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