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 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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...upon this occasion, and it naturally caused an 'irreconcileable hatred between them. 1-Ghuffoor Khan gave Tantia Jogh the first intimation of his danger, and aided his escape. Ghuffoor Khan, and afterwards to seek shelter from the excesses of the troops in the fort of Gungraur, a possession of the Holkar family, which had been temporarily assigned to Zalim Singh, Regent of Kotah. Tantia J ogh, who had returned from Kotah supported by all the influence of Zalim Singh, began at this period to take a very considerable lead in the affairs of government. ever, nearly being ruined by a plan which Meenah Baee had concerted, to seize him and others in order to pay the troops with the plunder of their property, and place the administration in the hands of Ram Deen. The latter had just arrived at Gungraur with his corps, and was accompanied by his brother. who was not only possessed of property, but from being the renter of several large districts, had connected himself with some of the richest bankers at Oojein, onei of whom had accompanied him to Gungraur for the purpose of giving the troops who supported the projected change an adequate security for their arrears and future pay. ' He was, how This man, whose name is Mukhum Lil, commonly called Joshee, is well educated, and a man of business. He has long been a prominent actor in scenes of rapine, and by that and other means has acquired considerable property. He is at Oojein, and was offered by Dowlet Row Sindia the management of several countries, if he could obtain my consent to the measure. This he has tried every effort to effect; but it was always refused on account of his bad character. T Bhugwunt Doss, a man of wealth and respectability. Every court has its secret history, and that of...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123683979X
  • 9781236839794