Rhymes of Rajputana by George Herbert TrevorRhymes of Rajputana by George Herbert Trevor

Rhymes of Rajputana

byGeorge Herbert Trevor

Paperback | February 5, 2012

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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. 1894. Excerpt: ... AT BHURTPORE The Jats1 Local guide loquitur. THE Rajput's lineage veiled in cloud May be of longer date than ours--God knows what mysteries enshroud The pedigrees of ruling powers. Enough for us that Jats can claim An ancient history and have made Here and in Punjab such a name That none of us need be afraid To wear it, whether war or peace. Whence came the Sikhs and Ranjit Singh? Bhurtpore began to make increase When Suraj Mal was chief and king. He built this fort--how long ago? A century and a half perchance: Tis not Chitor, with all the glow Of ancient glory and romance; Its fame is modern--ninety years Or less since General Lake was here And stormed in vain, tho' prudent fears Led to surrender that same year. Four months had Ranjit bravely held These walls; the British loss was great; But all their foes were being quelled, And Ranjit wished to save his State. Lord Lake was strong, had taken Deeg. Holkar, who then was in this Fort A refugee--with whom in league We thought to cut the redcoats short--Saw that the game was up: so peace Was made and has remained, save when Hot Durjan Sal by force took lease Of fort and gadi. Then again The redcoats came in Twenty-Six, Stormed, and set up the rightful heir. Bhurtpore has had no politics Since then; but fearful grief and care Fell on us when the blood-red waves Of mutiny in Fifty-Seven Surged round and thro' and no one knew Where next would work the deadly leaven. Our chief a boy, those round him stood Faithful to British salt and wise; This Fort the men of fire and blood From Neemuch would have made their prize But for the Durbar. Muttra near, Agra, the North-West, all in flame, Had Rajasthan rebelled that year--Were all of us quite free from blame? Ask Kotah--foolish men will be In every State; your recor...
Title:Rhymes of RajputanaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217277624

ISBN - 13:9780217277624