A process which led from the amœba to man appeared to the philosophers to be obviously a progress – though whether the amœba would agree with this opinion is not known.
Mysore, the famous “city of incense”...is home to some 17 palaces, of which amba Vilas is arguably is India’s most opulent.Pippa de Bruyn, et al, in Frommer's India, p.384
Every year during the Dasara Durbar, the city of Mysore put itself on show, with a formal gathering and homage at the amba Vilas Palace, followed by a magnificent procession, complete with flags, arches, bands, troops, standards, palanquins and caparisoned elephants.David Cannadine, in "Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire", p.55
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