Sketch of the Political History of India from 1784 to the Present Date. 2. Ed

Sketch of the Political History of India from 1784 to the Present Date. 2. Ed

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Government of Mysore, was in value upwards of thirteen lacks of pagodas; and comprised more than the ancient possessions of Mysore, previously to the usurpation of Hyder Ally Khan. The reasons which led Lord Wellesley to determine upon restoring the ancient Hindoo family of Mysore, are very fully stated in his-letter, to which I have before referred. The strongest considerations of policy forbade the retelevation-of the family.of Tippoo. They T had been brought up in hereditary hatred of the English Government; and could not, under any arrangement which it was possible to make, be expected to forget the great power and independence from which they had fallen. The sentiments of Lord Wellesley upon this subject are forcibly expressed in the following passage: "The heir of Tippoo Sultaun must have "been educated in the same principles, encou"raged to indulge the same prejudices and "passions, and instructed to form the same views of the interests and honour of the "throne of Mysore. These sentiments would "necessarily acquire additional force in his "mind, from the issue of the late war. But un"exampled success had subverted the founda"tions of his father's Empire, and transferred ' td our possession every source of the civil or "military power of Mysore; and placed on the "throne by our favour, and limited by our "control, he must have felt himself degraded "to a state of humiliation and weakness so abject, as no Prince of spirit will brook. "Under such an arrangement, our safety "would have required us to retain at least all "the territory which we now hold by the par"tition treaty of Mysore. Whatever we re"tained must have been considered by this tf...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236641132
  • 9781236641137