Text-book of Indian History for Indian Schools

Indian Press, 1891 - 272 pàgines

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Pàgina 224 - We must not forget that in the sky of India, serene as it is, a small cloud may arise, at first no bigger than a man's hand, but which, growing larger and larger, may at last threaten to burst, and overwhelm us with ruin.
Pàgina 146 - ... and justice. In courage, long suffering and sound judgment, he was, unrivalled. But from reverence for the injunctions of the law he did not make use of punishment, and without punishment the administration of a country cannot be maintained. Dissensions had arisen among his nobles through rivalry. So every plan and project that he formed came to little good ; every enterprise which he undertook was long in execution and failed of its object.
Pàgina 200 - ... that our object in India ought to be to render the British Government paramount in effect if not declaredly so ; to hold the other States as vassals, though not in name, and to oblige them in return for our guarantee and protection to perform the two great feudatory duties of supporting our rule with all their forces, and submitting their mutual differences to our arbitration ". During his long reign he went far towards giving effect to the principles thus enunciated.
Pàgina 128 - His clear judgment soon set matters to rights. Civil and revenue matters received his especial attention. Careful to keep himself free from all selfish ambition, he devoted himself to the service of the State, and earned an everlasting fame. He devoted his skill and powerful mind to simplify the laws of the State, and he allowed no grasping and intriguing men to obtain any influence over him. He now proposed several new laws calculated to give vigour and glory to the government. That the collectors...
Pàgina 138 - reigned not so much as a king over his subjects, but rather as a father over his family." And elsewhere he speaks of him as a great ruler, " during whose reign there was such a strictness in the civil government — and particularly for the security of the highways — that there was never any occasion to put a man to death as a robber.
Pàgina 214 - My friend, you are aware that it is not the practice of the British Government to interfere with the affairs of other independent states...
Pàgina 201 - ... is, however, one of the most remarkable in history, having lasted from May 1667 till September 1669. After an attempt to relieve it with a large French force under the Duke...
Pàgina 138 - Nothing can possibly be more uniform than the administration of justice in the States of the Mogul. The viceroys, the governors of provinces, the chiefs of the cities and towns, perform precisely in the place of their appointment (subject always to the emperor), the part acted by that [great] Mogul in Agra or in Delhi.
Pàgina 156 - ... natives or from European rivals. The Dutch, for instance, in 1623 destroyed the factory of Amboyna, and murdered all its inhabitants. Nevertheless, the Company's power and wealth gradually increased. A factory was founded on the Hoogly river in 1642. This is now Calcutta. In 1661 Bombay was handed over to England as part of the dowry of the Portuguese princess, Catherine of Braganza, who became in that year the wife of Charles II. Madras, the chief city of the third of the three great divisions...
Pàgina 139 - Aurangzeb for a barbarian, but for a great and rare genius, a great statesman, and a great king.

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