Our Indian Empire; Its History and Present State, from the Earliest Settlement of the British in Hindostan, to the Close of the Year 1846 Volume 2

Our Indian Empire; Its History and Present State, from the Earliest Settlement of the British in Hindostan, to the Close of the Year 1846 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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...the common country boats. which were to be procured on the river, a flying bridge was the only resource, and this was etfected by drawing a strong sheerline across_the river, along which the boats plied." This Holkar had apparently driven himself mad by excessive drink. Sir James Mackintosh notes in his diary, in lS08--" Holkar has become so hesolted: l l drunkard, as almost to have lost his senses. After an excessive dose of cherry-hra_ndy, he pluck: the turhans from the heads 0! his chiefs, and beats them like the lowest slaves. T his degradzztiuai 0 the only chief popular among t;t_e HlfldUS, woul; e 41 mat?' of some r.'tm' qn8!lc6 i we were to are an uropeun Em..nsitm.--' Memoir of Sir James Mackintosh, ' edited by his Son. camp. The young heir to the musnud was enticed away from the tent in which he was playing, and his mother, who was acting as regent, was seized at night and beheaded, as a traitress sold to the English. Having done these deeds, the Patan chiefs became clamorous for battle; and the whole Holkar army, advancing rapidly, plundered part of the English baggage. The next day (the 21st of December, 1817) they met their reward in the bloody battle of Maheidpoor. There, strongly posted on the bank of the Sepra river (into whose waters they had thrown the headless body of the regent), they were beaten, bayoneted, cut to pieces, deprived of all their artillery, amounting to seventy pieces, and of everything that gave them the character of an army. The remnant of their force fled to the large walled town of Rampoora, in the heart of the rovince of Malwa. Sir John Malcolm ormed the plan of the battle, and headed the assault on the left flank of the enemy. Lieut.-Colonels Scott, Macdowall, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854764
  • 9781236854766