The History of Hydur Naik; Otherwise Styled Shums UL Moolk, Ameer Ud Dowla, Nawaub Hydur Ali Khan Bahadoor, Hydur Jung; Nawaub of the Karnatic Balaghaut

The History of Hydur Naik; Otherwise Styled Shums UL Moolk, Ameer Ud Dowla, Nawaub Hydur Ali Khan Bahadoor, Hydur Jung; Nawaub of the Karnatic Balaghaut

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...his service, and placed in the receipt of pay according to their merits. His Dustahs that is, his stable horse, or household cavalry, became in appearance like a Gul Dustah, (a handful of roses); his matchlock-men, or infantry, were clothed in red, yellow, green, or black broad cloth; and near a thousand head of camels, taken from the Mahratta army, were trained to carry swivels.' He had also two or three thousand select cavalry, intelligent and brave men, clad in complete armour. His irregular infantry, blood-drinkers, were assembled from every country. He had, moreover, twenty thousand horse, and sixteen thousand regular infantry, with nearly forty thousand Karnatic foot, and having these always ready for service, he remained free from apprehension. The noise of his victories, and the destruction of his enemies, resounding through all parts of the world, troops of brave men, well equipped and mounted, flocked to him, not only from Hind, and the Dukhun, but even from Iraun and Tooraun; and, giving them high pay, he retained them in his service. CHAPTER XVIII. An account of the encroachments or usurpations of the English in the country of the Karnatic Payanghaut, by the instrumentality of Muhammad Ali Khan, Surajuddowla; and the detail of the war commenced by the Chief of the Dukhun, Nizfun Ali Khan, in concert with the Nawaub. Bahadtir. Also, a description of the battles fought between the English, and the courageous Nawaub, in the commencement of the year 1185, Hijri.--A. D. 1771. WHEN Muhammad Ali Khan, the Soubadar of Arkat, after the murder of his father and the Nawaub Nasir Jung, was besieged in the fort of Nuthur Nuggur, (Trichinopoly, ) and Hussein Dost Khan, otherwise called Chunda Sahib, aided by the Frenchmen of the port...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896866
  • 9781236896865