Report of the Maharaj Libel Case; And of the Bhattia Conspiracy Case, Connected with It

Report of the Maharaj Libel Case; And of the Bhattia Conspiracy Case, Connected with It

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ... that these publications were generally circulated and read. I read and believed them to be true. To a certain extent they influenced my mind, but I was already convinced. (24.)--The Bombay Times, 23rd August 1859. "The deeds of the Maharajas are evil and so they love the darkness and not the light, and have resolved to resist to the death, the inevitable exposure of the witness box, which is sure to bring on them the detestation ol the majority of the public, and must at last over-throw their influence even with their most benighted and bigoted devotees. It is not our purpose to describe their lives, their insatiable avarice, their greed of power, their insufferable pride, their grinding tyranny, and utter contempt of their people, and their abandoned profligacy; it suffices to tell the reader that they claim to be gods and we leave them to conceive how abhorrent and infamous must be their yoke." (25.)--(Translation of portion of an editorial article in the Bombay Samachar a Gujrati newspaper of the 21st December 1855.) Tetje Eeform. We have (felt) much pleasure in learning and feel joy in announcing that several persons of the Hindu Community have resolved to be freed from the bondage of their religious preceptors, and in order to adopt a proper course for the purpose of preventing the injuries occasioned to their characters and various interests by such bondage they have come to an agreement. It is as follows: --Many of the reputable and sensible people of the Bhatia caste held a special meeting among themselves, and after having consulted together agreed as follows: --" The authority which their Maharajas exercise over them is often improper and injurious and thereby their money is unnecessarily wasted and injury is...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840178
  • 9781236840172