Political History of the State of Jeypore

Political History of the State of Jeypore

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... was constrained to put a stop to further excesses of this nature. The breach between the Rawul and Ranee mother continued; and was still further widened by the Political Agent, insisting on the presence of the Rawul, and other chiefs inimical to the Ranee mother, at the durbar in which the young Rajah was to make his first appearance; and the annimosity became so strong, that all hope of reconciliation became out of the question. Jootha Ram had returned to the capital soon after Captain Low's advent, and with the sanction of Government; but he did not immediately resume his position at court. His assumption of power, however, was not long delayed, nor were the disturbances which were certain to follow. The army again mutinied, and the town was almost in a state of siege, with guns posted at each of the gates. J ootha Ram, who dreaded the popular indignation, took refuge in the interior of the palace in a room, close to the entrance of the zenanah. The troops for a long time refused to be pacified, and dispersed only on the payment to them of their arrears, and the mediation by Captain Low. This oflicer's health required at this time a visit_ to the hills, and Mr. George Clerk (now Sir G. Clerk, K. 0. B.) was appointed to ofliciate for him. palace. _In the city and country generally, the nomination was ascribed to a desire on the part of the British Govern ment to annex the country, on account of the certain ensuing anarchy. The Governor General in Council observed, that the present ministry, "formed on the principle of excluding the Ranee's favorite, is rapidly " deteriorating the country, and there i_s the utmost difliculty experienced " in realizing our tribute." " The abilities of Jootha...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981650
  • 9781236981653