A land of colours: India through the eyes of the first cyclist to circumnavigate the world – Scroll.in

(This story first appeared in Scroll.in on May 5, 2022)

  • In his book From Teheran to Yokohama (1888), Thomas Stevens made an observation that may sound surprising today: the most magnificent road to bicycle on ran along the length of north India. The Grand Trunk Road was, Stevens wrote, “an unbroken highway of marvellous perfection, from Peshawar on the Afghan frontier to Calcutta”…

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