Mountstuart Elphinstone

Mountstuart Elphinstone

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mountstuart Elphinstone was a Scottish statesman and historian, associated with the government of British India. He later became the Governor of Bombay where he is credited with the opening of several educational institutions accessible to the Indian population. Besides being a noted administrator, he wrote books on India and Afghanistan. Born in Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire in 1779, and educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh, he was the fourth son of the 11th Baron Elphinstone in the peerage of Scotland. Having been appointed to the civil service of the British East India Company, of which one of his uncles was a director, he arrived at Calcutta early in 1796 where he filled several subordinate posts. In 1801, he escaped massacre in Benares by the followers of the deposed Wajid Ali Shah. Later that year he was transferred to the Diplomatic Service where he was posted as the assistant to the British resident at the court of the Peshwa ruler Baji Rao IIshow more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135675974
  • 9786135675979