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Geographical Notes

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MR. R. D. OLDHAM, Superintendent of the Geological Survey of India, read a paper at the last meeting of the Royal Geographical Society, on the evolution of the geography of India. He pointed out that the three main divisions of India were natural regions the individuality of which had been marked throughout a long range of geological time. The peninsula consists of very ancient land which has not been submerged since the early Palæozoic period, while the continental division has been frequently under water until Tertiary times, and the great plain is relatively recent alluvium.

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