A History of Gujarát: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

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United Print. and General Agency, 1894 - Gujarat (India) - 345 pages
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Page 36 - ... lapse of many years, was Sid Raj, a name known to the world ; whose frame was encased in the riches of victory, and whose deeds were sounded over the curtain of the earth ; and who, by the fire of his own frame and fortune, heaped up unconsumable wealth. After him was Kumar Pal Deo. What was he like, who by the strength of his invincible mind crushed all his foes ; whose commands the other sovereigns of the earth placed on their foreheads ; who compelled the lord of Sacambhari to bow at his feet...
Page 150 - That whereas a petition, by the Governor and Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies...
Page 268 - To redress the accumulated complaints arising out of past maladministration, whether of Sirdars, bankers, ryots or others ; " (c) To establish a proper and sufficient machinery for the dispensation of justice in all its branches ; " (d) To provide a police commensurate with the extent of the country and the density and character of the population ; " (e) To provide for the execution of necessary or useful public works ; " (/) To promote popular education...
Page 265 - all the circumstances relating to the affairs of Baroda from the accession of His Highness Malhar Rao Gaekwar to the present time, his notorious misconduct, his gross misgovernment of the State, and his evident incapacity to carry into effect the necessary reforms.' 3 Malhar Rao is accordingly declared 'deposed from the Sovereignty of Baroda State' and 'he and his issues are 1 Sir L.
Page 279 - XCIX.) was taken, binding him and his successors to act in conformity with the advice of the British Government. At the same time the Rajah engaged (No.
Page 100 - Spanish admiral, took of setting fire to the ships, in order to prevent their falling into the hands of the enemy. It was computed that the loss which the Spaniards sustained in this enterprise amounted to twenty millions of ducats...
Page 275 - Mandeti, a daring youth who had already gained notoriety as an outlaw, to procure his brother's release, and promised to pay him a handsome reward. Surajmal collected a band of mercenaries, and attacked and took Rupal, but, the minister failing to pay him the stipulated reward, he made good the amount by plundering some of the Idar villages. Several villages were also burnt. At this time the practice of Sati had become very general throughout the Mahi Kantha.
Page 67 - Mas] id shook just as much, or even more, than any of the others, and that one communicated the motion to the other fully to as great a degree as those of the Beebee Sahib's. Indeed, we tried the experiment upon every perfect pair of stone minarets within and about the town today, and the effect was just the same with them all. 'As the motion that one of the minarets receives from the shaking of the other might be supposed to be communicated to the whole intermediate building, I lay down on the terraced...
Page 135 - ... dishonourable affair was represented to the Emperor, he ordered that the quartermasters and their deputies should see the robbers punished, and not permit one to be left alive. Wherefore, all the things plundered from the Gujaratis were recovered, and given to the rightful owners. The Emperor at this time, mounting a throne, gave a general audience to the people ; and ordered all concerned in the plunder to be trampled under the feet of furious elephants. Confidence and tranquillity being thus...
Page 64 - All men have their time appointed, and when the hour is come they cannot delay or advance it a moment...

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