The History, Antiquities, Topography, and Statistics of Eastern India: Volume 2, Bhagulpoor, Goruckpoor, and Dinajepoor

The History, Antiquities, Topography, and Statistics of Eastern India: Volume 2, Bhagulpoor, Goruckpoor, and Dinajepoor : 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 2 (reissued in two parts) covers the districts of Bhagalpur, Gorakhpur and Dinajpur.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40 b/w illus. 3 maps
  • 1139198645
  • 9781139198646

Table of contents

Introduction; Book I. District of Bhagulpool: 1. Area, topography, rivers, lakes, and marshes, meteorology, etc.; 2. History, topography, antiquities, etc.; 3. Population, education, religion, manners, and customs; 4. The natural productions of the district of Bhagulpoor; 5. Agriculture, implements, irrigation, cattle, etc.; 6. State of the arts, manufactures, and commerce in Bhagulpoor; Book II. District of Gorukhpoor: 1. Area, topography, rivers, lakes, and marshes, meteorology, etc.; 2. Historical and topographical notices of the district of Gorukhpoor; 3. Topography of the divisions of the country; 4. Population, distinction of classes, manners, diseases, costume, etc.; 5. Natural productions, wild animals, birds, etc., vegetable kingdom; 6. State of agriculture, domestic animals, fences, rents, etc.; 7. State of arts, commerce, manufactures, prices of articles, etc.; Book III. District of Dinajpoor: 1. Geography, area, soil, elevation, rivers, lakes, meteorology, etc.; 2. History of the district of Dinajpoor; 3. Topography, antiquities, etc. of each district of Dinajpoor; 4. Population, manner of living, women, famines, diseases, education, etc.; 5. Religions and sects of the people of Dinajpoor; 6. Natural productions of Dinajpoor; 7. Agriculture, different plants cultivated, etc.; 8. State of arts and commerce in Dinajpoor; 9. Commerce, exports, and imports; Appendix.show more