Ferishta's History of Dekkan, from the First Mahummedan Conquests

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 28, 2013 - History - 574 pages
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Serving in Bengal as a captain of the East India Company, Jonathan Scott (1753-1829) became a private Persian translator to Governor-General Warren Hastings in 1783. A gifted orientalist, he was elected a member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1784, returned to England in 1785, and a year later published the first of his many translations, Memoirs of Eradut Khan (also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection), shedding light on the Mughal empire in the seventeenth century. This two-volume work, published in 1794, narrates the fortunes of the Islamic kingdoms in southern India from the thirteenth century onwards. Based around translations from various manuscripts, Volume 2 covers the conquest of the Deccan Plateau by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, the rise of the Maratha leader Shivaji and the reigns of the later Mughal emperors. Also included is an account of the state of Bengal from the mid-eighteenth century.
 

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
44
Section 4
123
Section 5
127
Section 6
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Section 7
130
Section 8
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
307
Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
129
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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