Narrative Of A Journey Through The Upper Provinces Of India (volume 2); From Calcutta To Bombay…

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byReginald Heber

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1828. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIV. NEEMUCH TO BARODA. Neemuch--Character of Rajpoots and Bheels--Good effects of British rule -- Boras -- Confirmation -- Pertaubghur--Manner of collecting Opium--Heat, and parched state of the Country--Festival of the Hoolee--Bheel Huts--Palace of Banswarra--Murder of Female Infants--Visit from the Rawul--Jain Temple--Sham-fight of Bheels-- Visit from the Raja ofBarredh--Dreadful Famine--Brinjarrees. February 25.--From Neemhaira to Neemuch is between seventeen and eighteen miles, over a more open and rather better cultivated country. Neemuch itself differs in no conspicuous respect from any of the other large cantonments of the Bengal army. It is a stationary camp of thatched bungalows and other buildings, open on all sides, and surrounded by a fine plain for the performance of military evolutions. The soldiers are employed in building a sort of fort, as a shelter to the women, children, and stores, in time of need. There is a fine house here built by Sir David Ochterlony, and well furnished, but which he has never occupied. These buildings, with the surrounding slip of Meidan, constitute the entire British territory in this neighbourhood, the small town of Neemuch, and most of the surrounding country, belonging to Sindia. The cantonment itself is in fact on his 4/92 NEEMUCH. ground, but was sold or ceded by him, though with considerable reluctance, at the last peace. Not even Swabia, or the Palatinate, can offer a more chequered picture of interlaced sovereignties than Meywar, and indeed all Malwah, of which Meywar, in common parlance, is always reckoned a part. In the heart of the territory which on our English maps bears Sindia''s colour, are many extensive districts belonging to Holkar, Ameer Khan, the Raja of Kotah, &c.; and here scarcely any two villages together be...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1828. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIV. NEEMUCH TO BARODA. Neemuch--Character of Rajpoots and Bheels--Good effects of British rule -- Boras -- Confirmation -- Pertaubghur--Manner of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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