Literature

The Griffin

The Griffin

Bombay Gazette, 30 August 1820

We received this Review the other day from a Correspondent at Surat, who states that it was brought to him by a dirty Boy, who had picked it up under a hedge.

Introduction

Introduction

1.        The main text of this edition is a review of a hypothetical poem, ‘The Griffin’, the ‘maiden effort of an Indian Subaltern’s Muse’,

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