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" Burdwan, whose province had been the first cry out and the last to which plenty returned, died miserably towards the end of the famine, leaving a treasury so empty that the heir had to melt down the family plate, and when this was exhausted to beg a loan... "
Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams: Kali and Uma in the Devotional ... - Page 25
by Rachel Fell McDermott - 2001 - 464 pages
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The Annals of Rural Bengal

William Wilson Hunter - Bengal (India) - 1868 - 475 pages
...should ever interfere with exportation. I suspect Mr. Mill's arguments apply to both cases. two-thirds of the old aristocracy of Lower Bengal dates. The...from the Government, in order to perform his father's obsequies.93 Sixteen years later, we find the unfortunate young prince unable to satisfy the Government...
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Soldiering in India

Robert George Hobbes - India - 1893
...towards the end of the Famine of 1770 (in which it is said that one-third of the population perished), leaving a treasury so empty that the heir had to melt...from the Government, in order to perform his father's obsequies. (A very lull account of this terrible Famine will be found in Hunter's "Annals of Rural...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 49

William Lonsdale Watkinson, William Theophilus Davison - 1878
...ancient houses of Bengal, semi-independent under the Moguls, fared still worse. The Maharajah of Burdwan died miserably towards the end of the famine, leaving a treasury so empty that his heir had to melt down the family plate and to beg a loan from Government in order to bury him decently....
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