The Siyar-ul-Mutakherin,: A History of the Mahomedan Power in India During the Last Century,, Volume 1

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Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. Sold, 1832 - India - 473 pages
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Page 120 - I will tell you what, my lord, whenever men become so corrupt and wicked, as to relinquish the path of equity, and to abandon themselves to all kinds of excesses, then Providence never fails to raise up a scourge like me, to chastise <t race become so depraved ; but when the measure of punishment has been filled, then he raises such a man as you, to bring him to punishment.
Page 119 - What is singular, these people not only behaved patiently during the execution, but they contended for the honour of being first executed. At length -Benda himself was produced, and his son being placed on his lap, the father was ordered to cut his throat, which he did without uttering one word. His flesh was then ordered to be torn off with...
Page 119 - was at last produced, his son being seated in his lap. His father was ordered to cut his throat, which he did, without uttering one word. Being then brought nearer the magistrate's tribunal, the latter ordered his flesh to be torn off with red hot pincers ; and it was in those moments he expired : his black soul taking its flight, by one of those wounds, towards the regions for which it was so well fitted.
Page iii - It embraces a period of about seventy years, and affords a complete insight into the events which caused the downfall of the Mahomedan power, and the elevation of the Mahrattas, and it brings us to the first steps which led to the occupation of Bengal, and eventually of all India, by the British government. No period of Indian history can be so interesting to Englishmen, as that which immediately preceded the establishment of our dominion, and * Or, more correctly,
Page 110 - Katri tribe, who in his youth was as remarkable for his good character as for the beauty of his person, and for his talents. Nor was he destitute of fortune. There was then, in those parts, a dervish of note, called Seid Hussein, a man of eloquence as well as of wealth, who having no children of his own, and being struck with the beauty of the young Nanec, conceived a great regard for him, and charged himself with his education.
Page 110 - Nanac, conceived a great regard for him, and charged himself with his education. As the young man was early introduced to the knowledge of the most esteemed writings of Islam, and initiated into the principles of our most approved doctrines, he advanced so much in learning, and became so fond of his studies, that he made it a practice in his leisure hours to translate literally, and make notes and extracts of our moral maxims. Those which made the deepest impression upon him were written in the dialect...
Page 200 - even in judicial and religious concerns, in a way that reduced the crown officers to the condition of ciphers. It was impossible to become a Kazi of any city, without the consent of this Hindu being previously taken...
Page 115 - On the accession of Ferokh-siar, Islam-khan, viceroy of Lahore, received orders to destroy those freebooters; but he was totally defeated in a pitched battle, and after losing the greatest part of his men, he retired to Lahore covered with disgrace. Benda, elevated by so unexpected a success, recommenced his atrocities with additional fury.
Page 193 - ... empires ; but neither his power nor his life was destined to endure long. If they had, it is probable that the times which we have now the mortification to behold, would not be so humiliating as they have proved, nor had the honour of Hindoostan been thrown to the winds, nor the Indian nobility and gentry been reduced to that deplorable condition, to which we now see them brought.
Page 386 - Dehli, that had been proposed for him by his protector, which contributed not a little to raise him in the estimation of the people.

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