Travels in the Mogul Empire Volume 1

Travels in the Mogul Empire Volume 1

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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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...commission, than a vain and overweening tlesire to exalt their nation. It was also pretended by the same individuals, that the omrah appointed t"Ineet the ambassador on the frontier, and to provide for his honourable treatment during his journey to the capital, was strictly enjoined to spare no pains to discover the principal object of the embassy. He was instructed, they said, to prepare, by degrees, the haughty Persian for the ceremony of the salam, which was to be represented, as well as that of delivering all letters through the medium of a third person, as a custom that has invariably obtained from time immemorial. It is sufiiciently evident, however, from what We witnessed, that these were idle tales. AurengZebe is raised much above the necessity of recurring to such expedients. On his entry into the capital, the ambassador was received with every demonstration of respect. The bazaars through which he passed were all newly painted, and the cavalry lining both sides of the way extended beyond a league. Many omrahs, accompanied with instruments of music, attended the procession, and a salute of artillery was fired upon his entering the gate of the fortress, or royal palace. Aureng-Zebe welcomed him with the greatest politeness; manifested no displeasure at 111$ making the Persian salam, and unhesiifltingly received from his hands, thfi letters of which he was the bearer; raising them. in token of peculiar respect, nearly to the crown of his head. An eunuch having assisted hilll to unseal the letters, the king perused the contents with a serious and solemn countenanfie: and.t_he, n commanded that the ambassador sliould be clad, in his presence, with a serapah; that is, a vest of brocade, a turban, and a silken sash, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771540
  • 9781236771544