Orissa (volume 2) by William Wilson HunterOrissa (volume 2) by William Wilson Hunter

Orissa (volume 2)

byWilliam Wilson Hunter

Paperback | January 8, 2012

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This historic 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. 1872. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... cognizance of any apparent gross violation by them of their duties of allegiance and subordination; and generally, to important points, which, if not attended to, might lead to violent and general outrage and confusion, or to contempt of the paramount authority of the British Government. In 1839 Mr. Ricketts proposed the introduction of a regular system of management, but the rules proposed by him and by his successor, Mr. Mills, were not approved. Instructions were, however, given to draw up some short, clear, and well denned regulations, making the R4jds responsible to the Superintendent in all cases of murder, homicide, and heinous offences, without, however, interfering so far as to make them amenable to the Civil Court of the Superintendent in cases between the Rajas and their creditors. In accordance with the above instructions, Mr. Mills prepared revised rules, and submitted them for approval. These revised rules proposed that the Rajas should be prohibited from exercising the powers of life and death; from subjecting any offender to torture, mutilation, or other punishment opposed to the principles of British rule; and from allowing the practice of widow-burning and human sacrifices within their territories;--that they should be made liable to punishment for murder or other heinous offences committed by them, and should be held responsible for the amount of property robbed from travellers, if the commission of the crime and the non-recovery of the property were due to their imperfect police or want of care;--that the Superintendent's power of interference should be increased, so as to take cognizance of offences committed by foreigners in the Tributary States; to hold preliminary inquiries in heinous offences committed by the Rajas, and to sente...
Title:Orissa (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217523250

ISBN - 13:9780217523257