The History of India

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Feb 28, 2013 - History - 646 pages
0 Reviews
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 1 contains a topographical introduction and covers the history of the Indian subcontinent to the thirteenth century.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Climate and Seasons
7
Agricultural Produce
15
Bramins _
23
GOVERNMENT
37
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
49
RELIGION
71
State of Women
88
General Remarks
94
ON THE GREEK AccoUNTs OF INDIA
439
ON THE GREEK KINGDOM OF BAGTEIA
468
NOTES oN THE REVENUE SYSTEM 4176
476
BOOK V
489
Extended to the Indus
501
Their Expulsion
511
DYNASTIES FORMED AFTER THE BREAKING
521
156
525

Peculiarities relating to Bramins
100
CHANGES IN THE GOVERNMENT
117
CHANGES IN THE
156
CHAP V PRESENT STATE 01 PHILOSOPHY
216
BOOK III
238
GEOGRAPHY _ _
252
MEDICINE _ _
273
LITERATURE
280
FINE ARTS
297
OTHER ARTS
310
AGRICULTURE 3 1 2
312
MANNEns AND CHARACTER
323
BOOK IV
388
144
400
THE DEcKAN
408
145
419
ON THE AGE OF MENU AND OF THE VEDAs
427
Sebektegin
527
158
531
Disputed Succession
532
Fourth Expedition
540
Ninth Expedition to India
546
Suppressed
561
Sultan Mohammed
580
Sultan Abul Rashid
589
Ghazni destroyed by the Ghorians
595
161
599
Fall of the Seljiiks
601
Defeat of Shahab u din
609
164
610
Rebellions in India
616
and that of Brama
619
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information