The history of India

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Serampore P., 1863
 

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Contents

Conquest of Cunouj emigration of the Kathores
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Date
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1236
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Deathof Altumsh CONTENTS vii Page 50 Sultana Rezia on the throne her abilities weakness and death
50
Bulbun succeeds to the throne his virtuous reign
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Expedition against Bengal
52
Keikobads atrocities bring the dynasty to an end
53
He assassinates his father and mounts the throne
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Expedition to Guzerat
55
Capture of Chittore 5fi 13051306 Mogul invasions of India
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Renewed expedition to the Deccan
57
Kafoor carries the Mogul arms to the extremity of the Deccan and returns laden with booty
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Mobarik succeeds to the throne is assassinated and Ghazee Toghluk extinguishes the dynasty
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From the Accession of the House of Toghluk to the EstaBlishment of the Moguls 13211526
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Accession of Mahomed Toghluk his wild character
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His tyranny and exactions
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Revolt of the provinces
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General rebellion in the Deccan
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General anarchy and dissolution of the monarchy
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Invasion of Timur
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Khizir Khan Syud founds a new dynasty
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Rise of the Lodi family
69
Jounpore reannexed to the throne of Delhi
70
Ibrahim Lodi succeeds to the throne general revolt of the provinces
71
Mozuffer Shah becomes independent in Guzerat
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Date Page 1466 Alliance between Malwa and Guzerat for the conquest of Chittore
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14591511 Reign of the great Mahomed Shah of Guzerat
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Mahmood the Second of Malwa
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Grandeur of Rana Sunga of Chittore
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Hussun Gungu first Bahminy king
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Conflict of Mahomed Bahminy with Beejuynugur
78
13971435 Reigns of Feroze and Ahmed Shah
79
Allaooddeens wars with the Hindoos
80
Mahomed Shah Bahminy
81
His great minister Mahmood Gawan executed by his orders
82
The Bahminy kingdom crumbles away and five states formed out of it
83
Rise of the Portuguese power
84
Vasco de Gama conducts the first expedition to India
85
Second voyage under Cabral
86
Vasco de Gamas second voyage
87
Almeydas naval actions
88
15071515 Albuquerque
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CHAPTER III
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15191526 His five expeditions to India
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Baber enters Delhi
93
Defeat of Rana Sunga
94
Baber attacks Chunderee
95
Humayoon succeeds to the throne
96
He overruns Guzerat
97
Origin of Shere Khan Afghan
98
Humayoon flies across the Indus
99
15401545 Illustrious reign of Shere Shah his death
100
15451554 His two successors the crown lost to the family
101
Humayoon retreats to Candahar and Persia
102
He recrosses the Indus and regains the throne of Delhi
103
Defeat and death of Hemu
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Date Page
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Aurungzebe baffled in the Khyber
164
Aurungzebes grand expedition to the Deccan his splendid
172
Ramraja returns and makes Satara his capital
179
Bahadoor Shah marches against them his death
185
Origin of the royal family of Oude
191
The Nizam defeated by Bajee Rao at Bhopal
197
Formation of the East India Company
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Date Page
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Rival East India Company mutual injury
216
Financial system of Moorshed Koolee Khan
223
Ali verdy purchases peace by ceding Orissa to the Mahrattas
229
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The English first espouse the cause of his son Mahomed Ali
241
French defeated by Major Lawrence
248
He obtains the Northern Sircars and acquires great power
254
He besieges Madras and is discomfited
261
The Abdalees second irruption
266
Clive recaptures Calcutta and takes Hooghly
275
Clive quells three insurrections
282
Shahzada invades Behar and is defeated by Colonel Calliaud
294
1761 January 7 Decisive battle of Paniput death of Sudaseeb
295
It is rejected by the Council in Calcutta Meer Cassim
301
Death of Meer Jaffier
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He returns to England is subject to the most unworthy
315
Clive induces the Emperor to make Mahomed Ali independent
319
Nizam Ali invades the Mahratta dominions and is defeated
325
Hyder dictates peace under the walls of Madras
332
COHTENTS
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Warren Hastings appointed Governor of Bengal his reforms
343
He tenders his resignation through his agent and retracts it
353
Colonel Upton sent to Poona who concludes the Treaty
361
Capture of Gwalior by Major Popham
371
Treaty of Salbye with the Mahrattas negotiated by Sindia 877
378
Sir Thomas Rumbold dismissed by the Court of Directors
384
The Mahrattas invade Rohilcund the bond of forty lacs
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Gallant defence of Wandewash by Lt Flint
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Proceedings against Fyzoolla Khan
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His acquittal
427
Mr Dundas orders them to be paid off without inquiry
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Disreputable treaty of Mangalore 410
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Lord Cornwallis forms a tripartite treaty with the Nizam
451
Progress of the Mahratta contingent
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CHAPTER XVII
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Date Page
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Nizams European force under Raymond
493
Great complication of affairs at Poona in consequence
498
Sir John Shore superseded Lord Cornwallis appointed Gover
504
Ahmed Shah Abdalee 264
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His death and character 134
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French East India Company established 209
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Page 214 - The increase of our revenue is the subject of our care, as much as our trade ; 'tis that must maintain our force when twenty accidents may interrupt our trade ; 'tis that must make us a nation in India.
Page 436 - This was the golden cup of abominations ; this the chalice of the fornications of rapine, usury, and oppression, which was held out by the gorgeous eastern harlot ; which so many of the people, so many of the nobles, of this land had drained to the very dregs.
Page 350 - Before the question is put, I declare, that I will not suffer Nundcomar to appear before the board as my accuser. I know what belongs to the dignity and character of the first member of this administration. I will not sit at this board in the character of a criminal, nor do I acknowledge the members of this board to be my judges.
Page 398 - The defeat of many Baillies and Brathwaites will not destroy them. I can ruin their resources by land, but I cannot dry up the sea ; and I must be first weary of a war in which I can gain nothing by fighting.
Page 215 - ... tis that must make us a nation in India. Without that we are but a great number of interlopers, united by His Majesty's royal charter, fit only to trade where nobody of power thinks it their interest to prevent us. And upon this account it is that the wise Dutch, in all their general advices that we have seen, write ten paragraphs concerning their government, their civil and military policy, warfare, and the increase of their revenue, for one paragraph they write concerning trade.
Page 424 - With great injustice, cruelty, and treachery against the faith of nations, in hiring British soldiers for the purpose of extirpating the innocent and helpless people who inhabited the Rohillas.
Page 416 - I resolved," these are the words of Hastings himself, "to draw from his guilt the means of relief to the Company's distresses, — to make him pay largely for his pardon, or to exact a severe vengeance for past delinquency.
Page 377 - ... were unanimous. They joined in censuring the conduct of the Indian administration, and enforcing the responsibility upon two men, whom this House, in consequence of these reports, declared it to be the duty of the directors to remove from their stations, and...
Page 447 - Company and the nabob of the Carnatic (who was a party to the treaty) were to be always ready to send two battalions of sepoys, and six pieces of artillery manned by Europeans...
Page 318 - Decan; and both parties shall renounce all demands and pretensions of satisfaction with which they might charge each other, or their Indian allies, for the depredations...

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