A Memoir of Central India; Including Malwa, and Adjoining Provinces

A Memoir of Central India; Including Malwa, and Adjoining Provinces : With the History, and Copious Illustrations, of the Past and Present Condition of That Country Volume 2

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...teach them it was their interest to defend and preserve. ' It may be farther assumed as a fact, that though the Native princes and chiefs of 'Central India were at first stunned by our rapid and extraordinary success, which laid all prostrate before ourpower, prosperity has already begun to generate a spirit of jealousy, which has appeared in one or two instances, and which must be expected to increase. It is not in nature that, under such circumstances, persons in the exercise of high authority should' continue to cherish sentiments of real gratitude. These are incompatible with their condition, for they imply an inferiority and dependence, which none who are accustomed to command, like to acknowledge even to their own minds. This sentiment, therefore, cannot be confided in as a lasting motive of action. In addition to these facts, we must advert to the state of the predatory and military tribes of Central India, whose numbers have been pre viously noticed in this work. Besides these, there are many who, though at present mixed with the other classes of the community, will for a long period retain a predilection towards their former habits, and be prompt to aid any cause which promises the renewal of those scenes of plunder to which they still look back with regret. To these we may add the foreign military adventurers who were in the service of the princes and chiefs of Central India; whence, in consequence of our first success, they have been expelled. These may 'have retired for a short time to their homes; but it is to be presumed that a great proportion will not change their habits, and will readily resort, on the most distant prospect of obtaining employment, to a country where they retain many attachments, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123673825X
  • 9781236738257