The History, Antiquities, Topography, and Statistics of Eastern India

The History, Antiquities, Topography, and Statistics of Eastern India : In Relation to their Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, Fine Arts, Population, Religion, Education, Statistics, etc.

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In 1807, the Directors of the East India Company ordered a survey of the nine districts, covering 60,000 square miles and containing 15,000,000 British subjects, which formed the Eastern territories of British India. In this three-volume work, published in 1838, Irish civil servant and author Robert Montgomery Martin (1801-68) compiled and collated the original survey material at East India House to describe the geography, geology, meteorology, natural history, agriculture and manufactures, population, history, architecture, fine arts, religion and education of this huge area. Martin, the first colonial Treasurer of Hong Kong, founder of the East India Association, author of History of the British Colonies (1834-5), and later publisher of the Duke of Wellington's despatches, carried out his work to alert the British public to the growing social and political problems he perceived in India. Volume 3 covers the districts of Puraniya (now in Bihar), Rangpur, and more

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  • Paperback | 776 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 48.26mm | 1,061.4g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 13 b/w illus. 4 maps
  • 1108046525
  • 9781108046527

Table of contents

Introduction; Book I. District of Puraniya: 1. Topography, soil, elevation, rivers, lakes, etc.; 2. History of Puraniya, etc. and topography of each division; 3. Population of the district, etc.; 4. Education, religion, castes, and customs of the people of Puraniya; 5. Natural productions of Puraniya; 6. Agriculture of Puraniiya; 7. Farms, rents, tenures, etc.; 8. Arts, commerce, etc.; Book II. District of Ronggopoor: 1. Extent, general appearance, soil, rivers, meteorology, etc.; 2. General view of the history of Ronggopoor; 3. Topography and antiquities of the divisions of Ronggopoor; 4. On the population of the district, and the causes which operate on its increase or diminution; 5. Condition and manner of living; 6. Natural productions of Ronggopoor; 7. Vegetable kingdom; Book III. District of Assam: 1. Extent, general appearance, soil, rivers, meteorology, etc.; 2. Geographical sketch of Assam in two parts. First part contains the divisions of Assam into, 1. Outerparh. 2. Decanparh. And 3. Majuli, or Great Island. Second part contains the rivers flowing from the 1. Northern Mountains, 2. Southern Mountains, 3. The Berhampooter and its branches; 3. Rivers of Assam; 4. Commerce of Assam, adjacent territories, etc.; 5. Of the Garos; more