An Analysis of the Political History of India

An Analysis of the Political History of India

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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. 1784 edition. Excerpt: ...supported by hereditary claim. Before he received answers from either the Nabob of the Carnatic or Hyder-AllyCawn, news was also brought him that his adopted son had abandoned Poonah, and that a very formidable alliance had taken place between Gopincabah, SewayRagojei, the successor of Janojei, and the Soubahdar of the Decan. This intelligence hastened his march towards Poonah. He had not proceeded, however, farther than the river Beama, when he found his enemies encamped with an army of twenty thousand fighting men. An engagement was now unavoidable: each army disputed the field with obstinacy, but the allies were in the end victorious. RaghonautRow thus discomfited, and deserted by all his followers, fled to the northward. After undergoing great fatigue, and escaping a variety of dangers, he took shelter in the country of Mulhar-Ras-Scindia, a considerable Mahrattah chief (and predecessor of Madhajei Scindia, so well known to the Engliih) where he remained for some time. The battle we have just mentioned was fought about the 5th of April 1774; and on the 10th of the same month the new-born son of Narrain-Row's widow was publicly declared his father's successor at Poonah. The English Presidency of Bombay took part with Raghonaut-Row, in consequence of his solicitations, and entered into an al liance with him. The cessions he made to the Company by that treaty were indisputably great, and in such light were they seen by the Directors in England; who declared their entire approbation under every circumstance of what had been done respecting Raghonaut-Row, and directed their governments of Madras and Bengal to co-operate, if necessary, in maintaining what had been ceded to them. But But the Government-general of Bengal, viewing matters through more

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