The Earl Of Mayo Volume 26

Paperback | February 11, 2012

bySir William Wilson Hunter

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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. 1892 Excerpt: ... THE EARL OF MAYO CHAPTER I Introduction The Life of Dalhousie dealt with the last accessions made to the British dominions in India under the East India Company. The present volume exhibits a memorable stage in the process by which those dominions, old and new, were welded together into the India of the Queen. Between the two periods a time of trial had intervened. Northern India, drained of its European regiments in spite of the protests of Dalhousie, seemed during the agony of 1857 to lie at the mercy of the revolted native troops. The Mutiny left behind it many political lessons, and two historical facts. These facts were that the Sepoys in whom the East India Company gloried as its chief strength had proved its chief danger, and that the ruling princes of India, whom the Company always regarded as a main source of danger, had proved a source of strength. I say the ruling princes of India. For besides the reigning families there were certain ex-ruling Houses who furnished leaders and rallying-names to the revolt. The Muhammadan lapsed dynasties were represented in the Mutiny by the titular majesty of the King of Delhi and his sons. The great Hindu power, the Marathas, who seemed destined in the last century to build up an indigenous Indian empire out of the wreck of the Muhammadan dynasties, stood forward against us in the persons of Nana Sahib the adopted son of the deposed Peshwa, and his military follower Tantia Topi. The lesser ex-ruling Houses, whose states had come under the British Government on failure of direct male heirs, supplied an equally vindictive and a more heroic leader in the Rani or pensioned princess of Jhansi. But the great body of the reigning Feudatories in India held aloof from the Mutiny. Many of them cast in their lot with us i...

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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. 1892 Excerpt: ... THE EARL OF MAYO CHAPTER I Introduction The Life of Dalhousie dealt with the last accessions made to the British dominions in I...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217077307

ISBN - 13:9780217077309

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