Historical Sketches of the South of India, in an Attempt to Trace the History of Mysoor; From the Origin of the Hindoo Government of That State, to the Extinction of the Mohammedan Dynasty in 1799 Volume 3

Historical Sketches of the South of India, in an Attempt to Trace the History of Mysoor; From the Origin of the Hindoo Government of That State, to the Extinction of the Mohammedan Dynasty in 1799 Volume 3

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ... ascertained by a certain number of grains of fine rice of a certain weight, or another number and weight of coarse rice, or another of wheat; and The ancient system was restored on the re-establishment of the Hindoo dynasty, r. VOL. III. 0 0 CHAP, this, with a new name for every object, constituted the ex XLII. 'tent of his retrograde march, in this most important branch of 1792. pUDlic regulation. A few examples and incidents, selected from a large variety of the " incomparable inventions," on which this strange being sought to found his fame as a legislator and reformer, have been presented with the exclusive view of unfolding a character, inexplicable by any other means: not, however, without apprehension, that a respectable portion of readers may deem the selection too abundant, while another may wish for more ample details. The digression from which we return, may obviate interruptions to our future narrative, but cannot exclude the farther illustrations of character, with which its progress is inseparably mixed; and in describing the events of the remaining seven years, it may farther contribute to perspicuity, if we endeavour to separate, as far as the subjects shall admit, the measures of internal administration, from those of exterior policy. The year 1792 was not suffered to elapse without commencing a work intended to secure the capital from the imminent peril which it had recently escaped. The faces of the fort towards the island were already defended by a double line of works. A single line had been deemed sufficient for the northern face, and a small portion of the western works, washed and defended by the river. But the demonstrations made on both these points, and the extraordinary sacrifices to which the Sultaun had...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624572
  • 9781236624574