The History, Antiquities, Topography, and Statistics of Eastern India: Volume 1, Behar (Patna City) and Shahabad

The History, Antiquities, Topography, and Statistics of Eastern India: Volume 1, Behar (Patna City) and Shahabad : In Relation to their Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, Fine Arts, Population, Religion, Education, Statistics, etc.

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In 1807, the Directors of the East India Company ordered a survey of the nine districts, covering 60,000 square miles and containing 15,000,000 British subjects, which formed the Eastern territories of British India. In this three-volume work, published in 1838, Irish civil servant and author Robert Montgomery Martin (1801-68) compiled and collated the original survey material at East India House to describe the geography, geology, meteorology, natural history, agriculture and manufactures, population, history, architecture, fine arts, religion and education of this huge area. Martin, the first colonial Treasurer of Hong Kong, founder of the East India Association, author of History of the British Colonies (1834-5), and later publisher of the Duke of Wellington's dispatches, carried out his work to alert the British public to the growing social and political problems he perceived in India. Volume 1 covers the districts of Behar (Patna City) and Shahabad.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 31 b/w illus. 3 maps
  • 1139198637
  • 9781139198639

Table of contents

Dedication; Introduction; Book I. Behar and Patna City District: 1. Area, soil, topography, rivers, lakes and marshes. Meteorology, etc.; 2. History, antiquities, temples, ruins, etc.; 3. Topography in divisions, embracing the houses, population, towns, villages, etc.; 4. Inhabitants, their social classification and manners, diseases, habitations, food, condition, religion, education, etc.; 5. Natural productions of the district of Behar and Patna, including the animals, birds, insects, fish, plants, minerals, etc.; 6. Agriculture, cultivated products, rent of land, etc.; 7. Arts, commerce, manufactures, trade, coins, weights and measures, public roads, conveyances, etc.; Book II. District of Shahabad: 1. Area, soil, topography, rivers, lakes and marshes; 2. Topography of the divisions and historical notices; 3. Population, social customs, etc.; 4. Animals, vegetables, minerals, etc. of Shahabad; 5. Agriculture, crops cultivated, harvesting, agricultural implements, assessment of land, leases, etc. in Shahabad; 6. Fine and common arts. Manufactures and profits thereon. Coins, weights and measures, and commerce, etc.; Appendix.
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