The History of India

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 28, 2013 - History - 734 pages
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Appointed through family influence to the East India Company, Mountstuart Elphinstone (1779-1859) arrived on the subcontinent in 1796, quickly learning Persian and developing an interest in Indian civilisation. After postings in Benares, Afghanistan and Poona, he became governor in 1819 of the recently acquired territory that became known as the Bombay Presidency, where he remained until his resignation in 1827. On his return to England, he devoted much of his time to writing and was a founder member of the Royal Geographical Society. This two-volume history, based on a range of Indian sources and first published in 1841, is infused with his lifelong understanding of Indian culture, science and philosophy. A scholarly refutation of James Mill's History, it was the most popular work of its kind among the early Victorian public. Volume 2 covers the period from the thirteenth century to the demise of the Mogul empire in the mid-eighteenth century.
 

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Contents

A n Page
3
Persecution of Mohabat Khan by the Empress 374
4
Returns to Persia
6
The Queen defeated and put to death
12
Nzisir u din Mahmud
13
1279 Revolt of Bengal
19
Mild Government of Jelal u din
26
Assassination of Jelal u din
33
Sent to settle the Deckan _
365
A n Page
373
1626 March Mohabat seizes on the Emperors Person
376
1626 September Rescue of Jehangir
384
1629 October The Emperor marches against him
393
The King of Bijapiir joins the King of Ahmednagar
395
Returns to Delhi
401
Siege of Candahar _ _
403

His Failure and Death
40
Massacre of Mogul Converts 118
48
Conquest of Malabar _
54
Projected Conquest of Persia
60
Rivalries at his Court
71
Tamerlane retires from India
78
1414 Seiad Khizr Khan
81
1524 Invasion of Babel
88
His Wars and Adventures in his Youth
94
Acquires the Kingdom of Cabul 1504
100
Babers Proceedings after his Victory over Ibrahim
104
Siege of Chandéri
111
1830 Dec 26 Death of Baber
117
Arrangements with the Kings Brothers
123
Humayun marches against him _
132
A n Page
140
Recovers Malwa
150
1554 Rebellions
156
Forces Humayun to profess the Shia religion
164
7
170
Hassan Gangu or Ala u din an Afghan of Delhi
179
Ahmednagar
185
Founded by Ahmed a Hindu Convert
191
M84 Founded by Fatteh Ullah descended from a con
197
Ahmed Shall
205
He cooperates with the Mamlfiks of Egypt in
208
Mozafler III
216
Conquered by Akber
220
Petty States on the East of the Table Land
226
Page
244
AKBER
252
1560 September His Submission and Pardon
258
Hakim invades the Panjab
266
Akber interferes in the Disputes of the Deckan
283
Conquest of Sind
296
Reconciliation of Akber with Selim
307
INTERNAL POLICY
316
JEHANefa SHAH JEHAN
346
VOL II
353
Victories and Moderation of Shah Jehan Prince
358
Second attempt on Candahar under Aurangzib
407
1653 November Failure and Retreat of Dara Sheko
409
1658 June Is totally defeated
426
1658 August Aurangzib imprisons Morad and openly
428
BOOK XI
436
A n Page
446
1663 March Death of Mir Jumla
452
FROM 1662 TO 1681
471
1666 December Arrives at Raighar _
479
Aurangzib returns to Delhi
489
1679 January The Emperor marches against them
497
FROM 1681 TO 1698
504
Fails at Jinjera
513
Aurangzib takes possession of the Territories of
522
1689 August Put to death _
524
Siege of Jinji committed to Prince Cambakhsh
533
Takes Sattara _
539
A n Page
541
Retreats to Ahmednagar
547
BOOK XII
557
Peace with that Power
561
1712 February Death of Bahadur Jah
567
Defeat and Death of Dafid Khan
574
1719 September Mohammed Shah
584
1720 October Assassination of Hosén All
589
1724 October Mobariz defeated and slain
595
A n Page
599
Successes of Baji Rao in Malwa
607
A n Page
614
1738 March Takes Candahar
624
To THE DEATH or MOHAMMED SHAH
633
Is repulsed by Asofs Son Nasir Jang
635
Balaji defeats and drives out Raguji 642
642
Balaji seizes Damaji by Treachery
648
1748 April Death of Mohammed Shah
657
Is defeated and deposed
663
1758 May Ragoba takes Possession of the Panjab
669
Great Power of the Seiads Abdullah and Hosén Ali
671
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