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Page 140 - Mádhavráv II. (1774-1796). After a time the length of the Peshwa's hand became exaggerated and the hand was taken to mean the length of a man's arm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger with an additional span. Hence arose some
Page 393 - simple but extremely solid and judicious. 8 In the west the cottages were small and mean with steep thatched roofs and very low side-walls of loose stones and there was a general appearance of poverty in the dress and the field tools. Still the cattle were larger and better bred than those of Bengal and these in
Page 239 - received the message he said with great humility that he knew his life and honour were safe if he made his submission. The Raja then sent a person of high rank to bring him in with honour. When Shivaji entered the Raja rose, embraced him, and seated him near himself.
Page 219 - conversion and brought him back his horse. Christian brethren of Russia, says Athanasius, whoever of you wishes to go to the Indian country may leave his faith in Russia, confess Muhammad, and then proceed to the land of Hindustan. Those
Page 84 - court were appointed to resettle the land and call back the people. As the former village boundaries were forgotten, Dádu Narse greatly extended the new limits and threw two or three villages into one. Lands were given to all who would till them. For the first year no rent was required and for the second a tobra or
Page 102 - sets. A letter of advice to the agent or banker, stating the amount drawn, the number of the bill, and the name of the person to whom or in whose favour the bill has been granted, is considered enough. Bills before they reach the correspondent of the drawer
Page 359 - officers, the country has completely recovered, through the protection afforded it by the British Government ; and Bájiráv has accumulated those treasures which he is now employing against his benefactors. The British Government not only protected the Peshwa's own possessions, but maintained his rights abroad.
Page 249 - Bájiráv's great design was to extend Marátha power in North India. 3 In a debate before Sháhu he said, Now is our time to drive strangers from the land of the Hindus and to gain undying 1 The
Page 302 - a strong and hardy frame, a clear head, and vigorous understanding, fixed principles, unshaken courage, and a contempt for pomp and pleasure. His entire devotion to the public service and his extreme modesty and simplicity combined to form such
Page 221 - Though the chief power in the country was Muhammadan, large numbers of Hindus were employed in the service of the state. The garrisons of hill forts seem generally to have been Hindus, Maráthás Kolis and Dhangars, a few places of special strength being reserved for Musalman commandants or