A Brief History of the Indian Peoples

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Clarendon Press, 1903 - India - 260 pages
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Page 173 - The increase of our revenue is the subject of our care, as much as our trade : — 'tis that must maintain our force, when twenty accidents may interrupt our trade: 'tis that must make us a nation in India...
Page 57 - Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? " He who gives life. He who gives strength ; whose blessing all the bright gods desire ; whose shadow is immortality, whose shadow is death. Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? " He who through his power is the only king of the breathing and awakening world.
Page 57 - He who by His might looked even over the water-clouds, the clouds which gave strength and lit the sacrifice, He who is God above all gods. Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice...
Page 206 - He abolished cruel rites ; he effaced humiliating distinctions ; he gave liberty to the expression of public opinion ; his constant study was to elevate the intellectual and moral character of the nations committed to his charge.
Page 219 - the British Government would be guilty in the sight of God and man if it were any longer to aid in sustaining by its countenance an administration fraught with suffering to millions.
Page 220 - We must not forget that in the sky of India, serene as it is, a small cloud may arise, at first no bigger than a man's hand, but which, growing larger and larger, may at last threaten to burst, and overwhelm us with ruin.
Page 58 - Bear him, carry him ; let him, with all his faculties complete, go to the world of the righteous. Crossing the dark valley which spreadeth boundless around him, let the unborn soul ascend to heaven. Wash the feet of him who is stained with sin ; let him go upwards with cleansed feet. Crossing the gloom, gazing with wonder in many directions, let the unborn soul go up to heaven.
Page 169 - Elizabeth under the name of the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies.
Page 77 - Misery or happiness in this life is the unavoidable result of our conduct in a past life, and our actions here will determine our happiness or misery in the life to come.
Page 229 - Viceroy. The European troops of the Company, numbering about 24,000 officers and men, were amalgamated with the royal service, and the Indian navy was abolished. By the Indian Councils Act (1861), the Governor-General's Council, and also the Councils at Madras and Bombay, were augmented by the addition of non-official members, either natives or Europeans, for legislative purposes only.

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