The Oxford History of India; From the Earliest Times to the End of 1911

The Oxford History of India; From the Earliest Times to the End of 1911

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...of them passed from prison to hell. Such of their idols as were likenesses of the prophets were thrown into the Jumna, the rest were broken to pieces.' ' The misery of these people', Bernier writes, 'is unparalleled in modern times.' The fierce persecution of Christians as such lasted until December 1635, after which date it gradually died down. Some of the Portuguese were allowed to reoccupy Hfigli, but the town never ' ' Filles ', not ' daughters ', as sometimes erroneously translated. PORTUGUESE Ar HUGLI 391 recovered its former prosperity. The misdoings of the piratical settlers met with a punishment so terrible that the feeling of compassion for their sufferings outweighs the righteous indignation directed againstthem for their abuse of power while they were strong. The detailed story is best told by the Spanish friar, Manrique, whose text is not yet fully accessible in English. The large numbers of killed and prisoners are explained by the Portuguese practice of forcing everybody under their control to adopt Christianity. The armed defenders, as already mentioned, seem to have been very few. The action of Shahjahan quenched the hopes for the conversion of the royal family and Mogul India which had been encouraged by the proceedings of Akbar and Jahangir. Mumtaz Mahall's powerful brother, Asaf Khan, did his best to shelter the Christians from the fury of the emperor Both Geronimo Veroneo, the reputed architect of the Taj, and a wealthy Armenian who enjoyed high favour at court, spent large sums in ransoming miserable prisoners. Destruction of Hindu temples. The excessive Muslim zeal which induced Shahjahan to undertake a distinct persecution of Christians as such, in...show more

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  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 708g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883071
  • 9781236883070