Remarks on the Speech of the Earl of Ellenborough: In the House of Lords, on the Bengal Petition Against Act XXI of 1850, of the Government of India

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R.C. Lepage, 1858 - Land tenure - 61 pages
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Page 19 - A Sudra, though emancipated by his master, is not released from a state of servitude ; FOR OF A STATE WHICH is NATURAL TO HIM, by whom can he be divested?
Page 18 - Siidra, though emancipated by his master, ' is not released from a state of servitude ; for of a ' state, which is natural to him, by whom can he be
Page 12 - Petition. 562 try will be calculated to preserve to them the laws of the Shaster and the Koran in matters to which they have been invariably applied, to protect them in the free exereise of their religion, and to afford them security in their persons and property.
Page 29 - Eunuchs and outcasts, persons born blind or deaf, madmen, idiots, the dumb, and such as have lost the use of a limb, are excluded from a share of the heritage ; 202.
Page 30 - A twice-born man, who not having studied the Veda, applies diligent attention to a different and worldly study, soon falls, even when living, to the condition of a Sudra ; and his descendants after him.
Page 50 - Now, endeavours are made not only to educate the natives and to give them European knowledge, which is power, and to give them European ideas ; but at the same time to raise them in the Civil Service, for it is now proposed to give them covenanted situations, and practically hereafter to delegate to them almost the whole of the Civil Government of the country, and it is proposed to put the natives in possession of the great civil offices, at a time when the press and increasing railways and electric...
Page 28 - I am not aware that any can be said to have been abrogated, or to be obsolete. At the same time, I do not think any of our courts would go into proof of one of the brethren being addicted to vice,* or profusion, or of being guilty of neglect of obsequies and duty towards ancestors.
Page 25 - A professed enemy to his own father, a degraded man, one deprived of virility, and a man formally expelled by his kinsmen, shall not inherit, though begotten by the deceased ; much less if begotten on his wife by a kinsman legally appointed: 2.
Page 24 - ... 104. After the death of the father and of the mother, the brothers, being assembled, may divide among themselves in equal shares the paternal (and the maternal) estate ; for, they have no power (over it) while the parents live.
Page 17 - Should he, through pride, give instruction to priests concerning their duty, let the king order some hot oil to be dropped into his mouth and his ear.

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