The History of India, as Told by Its Own Historians: The Muhammadan Period, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Trübner and Company, 1871 - India
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Page 386 - I encouraged my infidel subjects to embrace the religion of the prophet, and I proclaimed that every one who repeated the creed and became a Musulman should be exempt from the jizya, or poll-tax.
Page 382 - Among the gifts which God bestowed upon me, His humble servant, was a desire to erect public buildings. So I built many mosques and colleges and monasteries, that the learned and the elders, the devout and the holy, might worship God in these edifices, and aid the kind builder with their prayers.
Page 381 - When intelligence of this came to my ears my religious feelings prompted me at once to put a stop to this scandal and offence to the religion of Islam. On the day of the...
Page 528 - Their nose* extended from cheek to cheek, and their mouths from cheek-bone to cheek-bone. Their nostrils resembled rotten graves, and from them the hair descended as far as the lips.
Page 168 - In his exaltation, ignorance, and folly, he quite lost his head,* forming the most impossible schemes and nourishing the most extravagant desires. He was a man of no learning and never associated with men of learning. He could not read or write a letter. He was bad tempered, obstinate, and hard-hearted, but the world smiled upon him, fortune befriended him, and his schemes were generally successful, so he only became the more reckless and arrogant.
Page 129 - Sultan's father had struck coins, and caused the khutba to be read in his name, — besides, he was the rightful heir to the kingdom, and who could foresee what would happen at the interview. The Sultan ought to proceed with his army in all state and grandeur. . . . The Rais and...
Page 180 - Jars and casks of wine were brought out of the royal cellars, and emptied at the Badaun gate in such abundance, that mud and mire was produced as in the rainy season.
Page 441 - Indian soldiers, says the conqueror, 'showed no lack of courage, but bore themselves manfully in the fight' ; they were out-numbered and out-generalled, however, and finally took to flight. The sultan and Ikbal Khan escaped with difficulty to the city, trampling their own men under the elephants in the crush, and that night they fled to the mountains, basely leaving their wives and children behind. The victory...
Page 352 - When a step was finished the column was raised on to it, another step was then built and the pillar was again raised, and so on in succession until it reached the intended height. On arriving at this stage, other contrivances had to be devised to place it in an erect position.
Page 179 - The Sultan next directed his attention to the means of preventing rebellion, and first he took steps for seizing upon property.

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