Notes Of An Indian Journey by Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone DuffNotes Of An Indian Journey by Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Duff

Notes Of An Indian Journey

bySir Mountstuart Elphinstone Duff

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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. 1876. Excerpt: ... SATARA AND BRITISH RULE. 223 the ringleaders (some of whom were Brahmins) were blown from guns, an example which, though severe, had a great effect in restraining that intriguing race, and preventing similar attempts in the country." But you may say, and perhaps truly, Well, all that must have come naturally enough to one who had been campaigning and diplomatising almost from his childhood. True, perhaps, but how as to administration? Here is a note from the Mahratta History upon that subject:--"The plan followed in the Itaja's country was simply to amend the native system, and to place the routine of business in that train which it was possible might be preserved after the interference of the British Government was withdrawn. The Baja himself was taught to expect power according to his ability to exercise it, and in a short time laboured as assiduously as any carcoon under his government. The entire powers of the State were formally delivered over to him on the 5th of April, 1822, at which period the boon thus conferred by the British nation on the descendant of Sivajee was certainly appreciated by the country generally, as well as by his relations and himself; but time must prove whether this liberal experiment on the part of the authorities of the Hast India Company will be attended with any lasting good effect to the governor or to the governed." I shall supplement this by some extracts from a very remarkable article called " Satara and British Connection therewith," which appeared in the Calcutta Review just thirty years ago:--"When Grant Duff assumed the government of the districts which were to form the future kingdom of Satara, everything was in disorder, and many important branches of the administration had not so much to be re-modelled as create...
Title:Notes Of An Indian JourneyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217879527

ISBN - 13:9780217879521