name of this grass by some official, who ought to have known better. We quote the passage.——’s story about the main branch of a river channel probably rests on no better foundation.

1875.—“As I drove yesterday with ——, I asked him if he knew the scientific name of the tall grass which I heard called tiger-grass at Ahmedabad, and which is very abundant here (about Lahore). I think it is a saccharum, but am not quite sure. ‘No,’ he said, ‘but the people in the neighbourhood call it Sikunder’s Grass, as they still call the main branch of a river ‘Sikander’s channel.’ Strange, is it not?—how that great individuality looms through history.”—Grant Duff, Notes of an Indian Journey, 105.









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