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Abul Afghan Ain-i-Akbari Akbar Alamgirnamah Alau-d-din appointed army Assam Aurangzeb Badaoni Bakhtiar Baqir Bardwan battle Begam Behar bestowed Blochmann's brother Calcutta captured coins Dacca Dakhin Daud Khan defeated Delhi Deputy Diwan elephants Emperor English Faujdar fight Firuz Shah fled Gaur Ghiasu-d-din Governor Habib Haji Ahmad Hindu Hughli Husain Shah Ibrahim Khan Imperial Imperialists India Islam Khan Jafar Khan Jagirs Jahangir Jahangirnagar Katak Khan-i-Khanan Khan's Khilji killed king of Bengal kingdom Kuch Behar Lakhnauti latter Mahabat Jang Mahabet Khan mahals Mahmud Mahratta Malik marched Mirza Monghyr mosque Mughal Muhammad Shah Murshid Quli Khan Murshidabad Musalman Muzaffar Nasiru-d-din Nawab Nawab Jafar Khan Nazim Nizamat Orissa Panduah Patna Portuguese Prince Qasim Qazi Rajah reign revenue river Sarfaraz Khan Sarkar Seir sent Shah Jahan Shah's Shahi Shaikh Shamsu-d-din Sher Khan Shuj'a Singh Siraju-d-daulah Subadar Subah Sultan Sunargaon Syed throne troops Tughral Vardi Khan Viceroy whilst zamindar
Page 291 - I was sent into the world by Providence to live and labour, not for myself, but for others ; that it is my duty not to think of my own happiness, except so far as it is inseparably connected with the happiness of my people. It is the repose and prosperity of my subjects that it behoves me to consult ; nor are these to be sacrificed to anything besides the demands of justice, the maintenance of the royal authority, and the security of the State.
Page 291 - ... Kings ! or determine that your dominions shall be governed only by yourselves." Go, tell thy friend, that if he be desirous of my applause, he must acquit himself well of the trust reposed in him ; but let him have a care how he again obtrudes such counsel as it would be unworthy of a King to receive. Alas ! we are sufficiently disposed by nature to seek ease and indulgence, we need no such officious counsellors. Our wives, too, are sure to assist us in treading the flowery path of rest and luxury.
Page 290 - And yet this good and considerate man would fain persuade me that the public weal ought to cause me no solicitude ; that, in devising means to promote it, I should never pass a sleepless night, nor spare a single day from the pursuit of some low and sensual gratification.
Page 409 - ... out of his princely condescensions agrees that the present be put into the treasury of the Port : the goods of the merchants returned : the town flourishing : and they follow their trade as in former times : and that Mr Child who did the disgrace be turned out and expelled.
Page 403 - Goa, their principal settlement, dominated the south Indian ports, as Diu controlled the coast-route on the north. The pirate chief Timoja proposed to Albuquerque that as the lord of Goa was dead (in reality absent) they should seize the place. This they easily did in March, 1510. But the rightful sovereign, a son of the Ottoman Sultan Amurad II, whose romantic adventures had ended with his carving for himself the kingdom of Bijapur in southern India, hurried back to Goa and drove out the Portuguese...
Page 288 - Majesty himself acquired in a short time a theoretical and practical knowledge of the whole trade ; and on account of the care bestowed upon them, the intelligent workmen of this country soon improved. All kinds of hair-weaving and silk-spinning were brought to perfection ; and the imperial workshops furnish all those stuffs which are made in other countries.
Page 114 - ... oppressions, and shedding blood. He has killed many of the learned and holy men, and destroyed them. At present, he is aiming to kill the remainder of the Musalmans, and to extirpate Islam from this country.
Page 191 - There they were secure from the attacks of their enemies, being protected on one side by the river and on the other by a lake several miles in length.
Page 338 - Sacking the villages and towns of the surrounding tracts, and engaging in slaughter and captures, they set fire to granaries and spared no vestige of fertility. And when the stores and granaries of Burdwan were exhausted, and the supply of imported grains was also completely cut off, to avert death by starvation, human beings ate plantain roots, whilst animals were fed on the leaves of trees.