Translation Of The Letters Of A Hindoo Rajah (volume 1); To Which Is Prefixed A Dissertation On The…

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byElizabeth Hamilton

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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. 1811. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... idea of them can be fixed in the mind. This appears to be at least one cause of that ignorance and indifference, with regard to the affairs of the East, which is frequently to be remarked in minds, that are in every other respect highly cultivated, and accurately informed. For the sake of readers of this description, particularly those of my own sex, who may have been deterred, by reasons above hinted at, from seeking information from a more copious source, I think it necessary toward explaining many passages in the letters of the Rajah, which might otherwise be unintelligible, to give a short and simple sketch of the history of the nation to which they belonged. Should my feeble effort lead to further enquiry; should it, in the mind of any person of taste, give birth to a laudable curiosity, upon a subject where so much is to be learned, my design will be still more fully answered, and my wishes more completely fulfilled. That part of Asia known to Europeans by the name of Hindoostan, extends from the mountains of Thibet on the north, to the countries of the Deecan on the south. It is separated from Persia and Uzbec Tartary by deserts on the west; and on the east, is bounded by the kingdoms of Tipra, Assam, and Arracan; comprehending within its limits a variety of provinces, many of which have been famous, from the earliest ages, for the salubrity of their climate, the richness of their productions, and the fertility of their soil. Of this country, the Hindoos* are the Aborigines. * i --i * The word Hind, from whence Hindoo, and Hindoostan, or country of the Hindoos, is of Persian origin, computed by Colonel Dow to have been derived from Hind, a supposed sop of Ham, the son of Noah; and by other Orientalists, to owe its origin to the river Indus. For t...

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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. 1811. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... idea of them can be fixed in the mind. This appears to be at least one cause of that ignorance and indifference, with regard...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217300847

ISBN - 13:9780217300841

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