Sir Thomas Munro And The British Settlement Of The Madras by John BradshawSir Thomas Munro And The British Settlement Of The Madras by John Bradshaw

Sir Thomas Munro And The British Settlement Of The Madras

byJohn Bradshaw

Paperback | February 4, 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: ... CHAPTER XV Last Touks And Death Though no Governor of Madras came to the office with such a thorough knowledge of the country, few, if any, before or since, have made so extensive and prolonged tours throughout the Presidency as Munro did. Recent Governors of Madras have in the course of frequent tours visited every District in the Presidency, and even in the hottest seasons of the year have set an example to district officers when in times of famine or other difficulties the presence of the head of the Government was likely to inspire zeal on the part of officials and confidence in the hearts of the people. But this has been done with the help of the railways, now forming a network all over the country; while in Munro's tours he 'marched every day, except when obliged to halt by the rising of rivers or the necessity of giving rest to the cattle.' In the autumn of i8aa he made a tour which lasted three months, through Nellore and the Northern Circars, i.e. from Madras to the Giimsur Hills in Ganjam, and left on record a long and most interesting Minute describing his tour and his interviews with the zamindars (of whom he saw all but two), the Rajas of Vizianagram, Venkatagiri, and Kalahasti, and embodying in it the result of his observations and views, many of which have been rendered additionally interesting by incidents that have occurred in recent years in the places he visited. In 1821 he visited the Earamahal, 'both for the purpose of seeing the inhabitants and making some inquiries into the state of the country, and of revisiting scenes where above thirty years before he had spent seven very happy years.' In 1823 he made a tour through the Ceded Districts; he was glad to get away from Cuddapah, with 'the thermometer at 94 and its dry parching wind,'...
Title:Sir Thomas Munro And The British Settlement Of The MadrasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217050883

ISBN - 13:9780217050883