A Short History of the British in India

A Short History of the British in India

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... is contended by the critics adverse to the '1'homasonian method that the consideration afiforded to that feeling was altogether insufiicient. The effect at any rate was to diminish the power and authority of the talukdarsindividually and collectively, and to deprive a class singularly wanting in initiative energy, of such leadership as the talukdars might have supplied: presenting those chiefs with a grievance against the British, while the class benefited lacked a countervailing appreciation of what they had gained. On the other hand, it is in the gains of the latter, and the general economic advancement that the Thomasonians find their own sufiicient justification and reward. Settled WE have observed the continuous progress of the system 822:," of Indian administration from the days of Clive to ' those of Lord Auckland. We have watched the extension of the peace area, and the consequent cessation of rapine and bloodshed on the greater scale. We have noted the gradual establishment of judicial tribunals which possessed at least the merit of being incorruptible and impartial, even if they failed in complete adaptation to native habits and ideas: and we have seen revenue systems framed wtth immense care, which, _whatever might be said against them, aimed at giving stability to existing institutions, and did give to the tillers of the soil a security hitherto unknown. T I. e1. I 1. I. I. 1 nd nscientiousl strove to maintain order and 'ustice throughg 9__?!i__"i_Jra u.t_.it.s_mm dgminignsa nd 19 urge the rulersousie its Had this been the sole resu t of the rise of the British Power it would still have been an immense improvement on a state of things in which order and justice depended mainly on the convenience and...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776143
  • 9781236776143