History of British India from the Earliest English Intercourse

History of British India from the Earliest English Intercourse

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...by an unfavourable climate, a foreign language, the peculiar usages and laws of India, and the manners of its inhabitants." He proposed that the institution should contain professors of ethics, jurisprudence, law of nations, English law, classical literature, the modern languages of Europe, 1-istory, geography, and the physical sciences. He made a good beginning, and appointed some able teachers of the Oriental languages, laws, and the like; but his plan was considered as too expensive, and was objected to upon other grounds. The college of Fort William was reduced to little more than a seminary for the instruction of the Bengal civil servants in the languages used in that presidency. But, at home, the East-India college of Haileybury arose soon after. Lord Wellesley's strenuous efforts were also directed to the extension of the commerce and commercial intercourse of India, and to the commencement and formation of those important financial reforms which in the course of a few years doubled the revenues of the Company, with advantage to British commerce and without injustice or oppression to the natives. He saw that the employment of cheap Indiabuilt ships in the trade with Europe would be of equal advantage to England and to India; and therefore he prepared so to employ them, and gave encouragement to those who extended the building of country ships. Warren Hastings himself was not more indifferent to money for his own use and profit: though, for his rank and station, Lord Wellesley was a poor man when he embarked for the East, he returned to England, after seven years' residence in India, little or not at all richer. On the fall of Seringapatam, the sum of 100,000 was set apart for his, share of the spoil; but he wished to encourage...show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236485327
  • 9781236485328