Page 128. " the Bombay-and-Baroda Railway "
BBCI Train
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The Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway began constructing a railway connection between the cities of Bombay (Mumbai) and Vadodara in 1855 - it was completed in 1864.  

Page 130. " would cross the Ravi River again "

Ravi River
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The Ravi River is one of the five major rivers of the Punjab region.  Originating in the Himalayas, the river is around 720km long.  The city of Lahore is located on its eastern bank, while the historic town of Shahdara Bagh is on its western bank. 

Page 137. " a hotel on Malabar Hill "
Public DomainMalabar - Credit: Sanjay Tiwari

Malabar Hill is a residential area in the Indian city of Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay).  This part of Mumbai was formerly owned by the Keyi family, who were forced to donate it to the East India Company.  It later became an exclusive, upmarket area.  The houses here are among the most expensive in the world.

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Page 141. " palanquin, bullock-cart or on foot "

Public DomainPalanquin - Credit: IndianCow
A palanquin is a form of transportation commonly used in India until the early 20th century.  It is a covered litter or sedan chair which is carried using four poles.   The name comes from the Sanskrit word for bed. 

Page 150. " past the ruins of Taxila "

Taxila ruins
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Taxila was once the capital of the Eastern Punjab and is now home to some of Pakistan's most famous archaeological sites.  The ruins of Taxila include Bhir Mound, Sirsukh and Sirkap (pictured to the right).  

It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.