Statistical Papers Relating to India; (East-India House 28 March, 1853)

Statistical Papers Relating to India; (East-India House 28 March, 1853)

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...of Delhi, A.D. 1555, various "races, Hindoo and Mussulman, presented themselves in the Royal City. "They differed in language and dialect; but when they came to live and "traffic together, one language, termed Oordoo, became definitively "fixed." The aborigines of India are found chiefly in the districts of the south-west frontier of Bengal. Little is known of their aboriginal tongue, designated the language of the " Coles." It is from the hill coolies of these tracts that the emigrants to the British colonies have been principally furnished. The native languages into which the legislative acts of the Governor-General in Council are translated for the benefit of the community are--Persian, Bengalee, Oordoo, or Hindostanee. As a medium for affording useful information to the native officers of Government, Gazettes are published in the Bengalee and Hindostanee or Oordoo languages, for official notifications. In 1837 the use of the Persian language in the judicial courts of the EastIndia Company was abolished, and the vernacular of each district substituted. Judicial decrees, embracing the points to be decided, the decisions thereon, and the reasons for such decisions, are now required to be written, first in the language of the judge (European or native), and subsequently translated into the vernacular of the district in which the suit has been decided. Hindee. t Arabic and Persian; thus, as the English language was formed from the union of Saxon and Norman French, so Oordoo or Hindostanee is the fusion of Persian and Arabic with Hindee. TRADE AND NAVIGATION. Within the last twenty years, several restrictions which impeded the growth of commerce have been removed, and India may now be said to enjoy free trade....show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • English
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  • 1236653866
  • 9781236653864