India Volume 1

India Volume 1

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...l8 cublts high. Mr. Maurice has confounded this place with the ('allingw of Pliny.--See note at_ p. 140. Mahmoud is stated to have employed a year in the unsuccessful attempt to reduce Gwalior and Kallnjur, which, from their natural strength, have, in modern times, resisted the science and discipline of a European aI'my.--See Mon. TR-Av. Persia, vol. i. p. 134. _ much difliculty, induced to withdraw his troops, and to consent to a treaty of pacrfication, on receiving some valuable presents and a number of elephants. On his return to Ghizni, he is stated to have mustered all his forces; and he found them, exclusive of his garrisons, to consist of 55,000 chosen horse, 1,300 elephants, and 100,000 infantry. In the 416th year of the Hejira (AD. 1025), Mahmoud once more engaged in a war of extermination against the Hindoo idolaters. This expedition (his twelfth) had. for its object to destroy the famous temple of Somnauth, ' in the Kattiwar district of Gujerat. The priests of this establishment had boasted, that the sins of the people of Delhi and Kanonje had led to their being abandoned to the vengeance of the Mussulmans, whereas their god would have blasted the whole army of Mahmoud in the twinkling of an eye. On the 10th day of Shaban, A.H. 415 (Oct. 16, 1024), according to Ferishta, Mahmoud set off from Ghizni, attended by 30,000 cavalry; and he arrived at Moultan in the middle of the month Ramzan (Nov. 20). From Mooltaun, he appears to have skirted the desert to Ajmeer, which he sacked, and thence to have proceeded by Neherwila, the Pultun or ancient Somnauth means the lord Soma, to whom the Hlndoo mythologists assigned the province of adjudging to departed souls, according to the doctrine of transmigration, the bodies...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889304
  • 9781236889300