Thoughts on the Policy of the Crown Toward India

Thoughts on the Policy of the Crown Toward 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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...must Qmere, Is this the same person as the Meer Shahamat Ali who in vol. xii. of the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (I852) gave an account of Maulavie Ismael, the Mussulman reformer, with evident sympathy in his undertaking? If so, we may judge how apt was the choice of such an envoy to the Hindoo state in a time of disturbance! t1ave'tou"ched'every Ra_jpoot's pride to the quick: " This proclamation has been issued for your information.-It is incumbent on you to understand its contents, and conduct yourselves accordingly, and with sincere and complete submission to he obedient to the oflicer who has been appointed to the charge of the affairs of the state, in consequence of the abolition of the treaty, owing to the unpardonable misconduct of the Dhar Durbar." The country-was therefore provisionally sequestrated, --the treasure in the privy purse of the " young prince was confiscated, --the state property of elephants, camels, horses, &c., put up to auction, only " a few horses being reserved for the use of the young. chief. The Minister's jagheer was confiscated. The lands assigned, by Mahratta custom, to the Ranee for charitable purposes, amounting in value to 5000 a year, were placed under sequestration._ Meer Shaha-4 mat Ali took charge of the state as superintendent, and the young prince was not allowed to sit on a chair i in public! Now it is most true 'Dhar has been restored. But has English morality sunk so low as this, that a flagrant outrage upon all justice should be deemed atoned for by simple restitution? The treaty with Dhar of 1819 binds the Rajas of 'Dhar to act " in subordinate co-operation with the British Govern ment" (art. 2); binds the more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883624
  • 9781236883629