The Famine Campaign In Southern India (madras And Bombay Presidencies And Province Of Mysore) 1876…

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byWilliam Digby

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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. 1878 Excerpt: ...their depth of crass ignorance--is rejected, and no more work is expected than the physique of the labourer warrants. There is no pay for children below 10, but from tomorrow they are all to be fed with boiled rice at the cost of Government--for it is easy to see that these are Government works--and with milk, if it can be provided. They begin at 6 in the morning and work on till 12; then resting for two hours, they begin again at 2 and go on till sunset. They sleep and live on the ground, or in the jungle, and the clothing of the women is already miserably insufficient, yet the children seem merry as can be, and the native inspector would tell you that there are children enough. The Government have opened a grain shop; the people are paid and asked how much grain they will have; no one is allowed more than half a seer for individual use. The grain is cheaper than at Sholapur, though of Jubbulpur or poor quality only, for the price remains steadily at 5f seers to the rupee, a seer above our rate. It is wholesome enough, and bulk is a great thing. So far they are all low caste people; I had one character written in French thrust into my hands; the bearer for many years had been a trusted body servant in Port Louis, and carried a most glowing testimonial about his almost naked person. Now he is trying to escape from his 2 annas a day.' Among the minor incidents of the period was that of a man who fell down on the point of death outside the dispensary, 'but Dr. Narsapa Goorapa could not take him in, as the disease of starvation was not on his list. However, he relaxed his rule, but not as a precedent.' 1 1 Letter to the Secretary of the Sholapur Relief Fund. Very early in the famine a victim was demanded from among the European officials, and the sacrifice of ...

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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. 1878 Excerpt: ...their depth of crass ignorance--is rejected, and no more work is expected than the physique of the labourer warrants. There is n...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217385109

ISBN - 13:9780217385107

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