The History of India; From the Earliest Period to the Close of Lord Dalhousie's Administration Volume 2

The History of India; From the Earliest Period to the Close of Lord Dalhousie's Administration Volume 2

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...Mahmood of Ghizni, eight centuries before. It was likewise in the siege of this fort that Shere Shah was killed, in 1545, and the Peshwa's representative, Ali Bahadoor, had recently besieged it in vain for two years. It was surrendered after an arduous siege, in which the British force was, on one occasion, repulsed with the loss of 150 in killed and wounded. The peace and happiness of Bundlekund were restored, to be soon, alas, destroyed again by one of the Company's pucka, or unscrupulous collectors, who rack-rented the province, and blighted its prosperity as effectively as the freebooters had done before him. XXTV. RISE OF RUNJEET SING. 219. f The difficulty of maintaining the practice of Eunjsetsing, non-intervention was still more clearly demon x strated before Lord Minto had been a twelvemonth in office, in reference to the proceedings of Runjeet Sing, whose career now claims attention. On the retirement of the Abdalee from India after the battle of Paniput. the affairs of the Punjab fell into confusion, and the half military half religious community of the Sikhs, who had been oppressed by all the successive rulers of the country, had an opportunity of gradually enlarging and consolidating their power. This country, lying in the track of every invader, from Alexander the Great to Ahmed Shah Abdalee, and which had been subject to greater vicissitudes and a more frequent change of masters than any other Indian province, was now in the hands of the Sikhs. Their commonwealth was divided into fraternities, termed misils, the chief of each of which was the leader in war, and the arbiter in time of peace. Of these cla-ns, twelve were deemed the foremost in rank. Churut Sing, the head of one of the least considerable, had commenced a course more

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  • English
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  • 9781236615350