An Easy Introduction to the History of India

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bySir Roper Lethbridge

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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.1882 Excerpt: ... victors at once occupied that city. The fugitive was soon betrayed by a Hindu, whose ears he had formerly cut off. He was seized and brought before the new Nawab. Mirjafar wished, or pretended to wish, to spare him; but his son Miran caused him to be put to death. And now came the settlement of the engagements of the treaty. Vast sums were paid to the Company, to the British merchants, and to the Native and Armenian merchants of Calcutta, as indemnity for their losses in the sack of the city. The army and the navy with their leaders, including Clive, Watson, and the members of Council, all shared in the spoil. Umachand expected, too, to get his thirty lakhs, but he was soon undeceived. He was at first stunned by the blow; but he seems to have recovered, for he was afterwards recommended by Clive as ' a person capable of rendering great services, and therefore not wholly to be discarded.' CHAPTER XXI. CLIVE, AND THE GRANT OF THE DfWANf OP BENGAL § 1. Clive as Governor of Bengal. § 2. The Nawab Mirjiaar. § 3. The Nawab Mir Kasim. § 4. The appointment of the East India Company as Diwan of Bengal by the Mughul Emperor. § 5. Clive's Reforms. § 1. Clive as Governor of Bengal.--Clive was twice governor of the English settlements in Bengal; the first time for three years, from 1757 to 1760; the second time for eighteen months, from 1765 to 767. We have seen that on his arrival in 1757 he had found the English affairs in Bengal utterly ruined, and the English merchants and officers driven away; before his departure in 1767, he was undoubtedly the most powerful man in India, and the English were unquestioned masters of Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa, and formally acknowledged as such by the Mughul Emperor. § 2. The Nawdb Mirjafar.--From...

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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.1882 Excerpt: ... victors at once occupied that city. The fugitive was soon betrayed by a Hindu, whose ears he had formerly cut off. He was seized...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021781011X

ISBN - 13:9780217810111

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