History of India from the Earliest Times to the Present Day: For the Use of Students and Colleges, Volumen1

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Página 264 - To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers.
Página 379 - States; but these advantages are dearly bought. They are purchased by the sacrifice of independence, of national character, and of whatever renders a people respectable.
Página 458 - Mogul Empire. From the death of Aurungzeb to the overthrow of the Mahratta Power, by HENRY GEORGE KEENE, BCS Second edition.
Página 438 - War. A native cited by Dow speaks of "every species of domestic confusion. Villainy," he adds, "was practised in all its forms ; law and religion were trodden under foot ; the bonds of private friendship and connection, as well as of society and Government, were broken; every individual, as if in a forest of wild beasts, could rely upon nothing but the strength of his own arm.
Página 458 - The Turks in India. Historical Chapters on the Administration of Hindostan by the Chugtai Tartar, Babar, and his Descendants. 12s. 6d.
Página iii - Times. *' In this admirably clear and comprehensive account of the rise and consolidation of our great Indian Empire, Mr Keene has endeavoured to give, without prolixity, ' a statement of the relevant facts at present available, both in regard to the origin of the more important Indian races and in regard to their progress before they came under the unifying processes of modern administration.
Página 438 - So reduced was the actual number of human beings, and so utterly cowed their spirit, that the few villages that did continue to exist at great intervals, had scarcely any communication with one another ; and so great was the increase of beasts of prey, and so great the terror they inspired, that the little communication that remained was often actually cut off by a single tiger known to haunt the road.
Página 266 - But if it be true that he was directed to make the safety and prosperity of Bengal the first object of his attention, and that, under his administration, it has been safe and prosperous, — if it be true...
Página 438 - They are the most deceitful, mischievous race of people that I have ever seen or read of. I have not yet met with a Hindu who had one good quality ; and honest Mussulmans do not exist.
Página 123 - Shah's son) reign was consumed in intrigues and fruitless quarrels : and on his death in November 1554, his son was murdered and a scene of confusion ensued. "The native Muslims fell into such a state of quarrelsome imbecility that the chief command fell into the hands of a Hindu chandler named Hemu.

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