A Memoir of Central India, Including Malwa, and Adjoining Provinces, Volume 2

A Memoir of Central India, Including Malwa, and Adjoining Provinces, 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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...continually force it out of any exact line it may have prescribed for its own observation. Never was this truth more exemplified than in the history of British India. But this fact applies to external policy, not to internal regulation; the general principles of the latter should be fixed, but in a manner adapted to the actual condition and probable fluctuations in the numerous states and communities which have been placed under our control or immediate government. We are arrived at a point where this question can be judged without reference to many considerations which interfered with former plans. We are so far the undisputed masters of India, that we may pursue our own course in such arrangements with a certainty that no events will materially disturb them. The limits of our power, over countries where it has been recently introduced, are likely to be extended, but cannot be contracted; and the authority constituted to govern such countries should, for this reason, have delegated powers above, rather than below its general duties, that it may be prepared for every probable change of circumstances, and be enabled to give to the whole mass as much consistence as the heterogeneous materials of which it is composed are capable of receiving. Among the objections urged against this arrangement, it has been argued that we should wait events, allow matters to settle, and that if such a plan became absolutely necessary, it would force itself on our adoption, and it would be easier, under these circumstances, to reconcile it to many, particularly the controlling authorities in England. The latter are very properly jealous of every departure from usage, either in the mode or substance of the administration of our dominions in India, and entertain a...show more

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  • Paperback | 135 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651596X
  • 9781236515964