The Administration of the East India Company; A History of Indian Progress Volume 1

The Administration of the East India Company; A History of Indian Progress Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...afull and particular account of the murders committed by the gang, from the time they passed Rutlam until they were overtaken at Dekhola, claimed his immediate attention. The approver gave an account of no less than eighteen different murders committed in that short interval; and in order to confirm this part of his evidence, Capt. Borthwick sent him the following day under a guard, and accompanied by a native writer, to note all that transpired along the line of road upon which the murders were stated by him to have been perpetrated. In every instance stated, the place where the body of the repute. Many of these were afterwards distinguished as agents for the suppression of professional Dakoitee. But to this important subject I must devote another chapter. This chapter, however, would hardly seem to be complete without some mention of a fact, more prominently noticed elsewhere, illustrative of the completeness of the efforts which were made for the entire suppression of Thuggee. Through the instrumentality of Colonel Sleeman and one of his assistants, Lieutenant Brown, Schools of Industry were established at Jubbulpore, with the view of affording employment to adult approvers, and of educating their children--so that the little ones, instead of being initiated into the fearful mysteries of Thuggee, were trained to the understanding and the practice of useful trades, and the rising generation of professional murderers turned into industrious artisans. murdered person was deposited was provers having come forward, the guilt pointed out. The several bodies were of the gang, individually and collec disinterred, and each instance was tively, was fully established by a mass verified by the village authorities of incontrovertible proof." more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236586204
  • 9781236586209