Dictionary of Indian Biography

Front Cover
S. Sonnenschein, 1906 - Biography - 494 pages

What people are saying - Write a review

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

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page xi - GCB . . Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCIE . . Knight Grand Commander of the Indian Empire GCMG . . Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St.
Page xii - KCB . . Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCIE . . Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire KCMG . . Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George KCSI . . Knight Commander of the Star of India KCVO .. Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KG . . Knight of the Order of the Garter KP . . Knight of the Order of St.
Page 71 - Canning, first Viceroy of India. Born at Paris, March 31, 1817, died at Calcutta, November 18, 1861. " Honours and praises written on a tomb are at best but vainglory ; but that her charity, humility, meekness, and watchful faith in her Saviour will, for that Saviour's sake, be accepted of God, and be to her a glory everlasting, is the firm trust of those who knew her best, and most dearly loved her in life, and who cherish the memory of her, departed.
Page 381 - The Conversion of the World or the Claims of Six Hundred Millions, and the Ability and Duty of the Churches Respecting Them.
Page 493 - WATSON. — INDEX TO THE NATIVE AND SCIENTIFIC NAMES OF INDIAN AND OTHER EASTERN ECONOMIC PLANTS AND PRODUCTS, originally prepared under the authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council. By John Forbes Watson, MD Imp.
Page 407 - He pushes and presses every point as far as it can possibly go; he has a most eager, earnest, pointed spirit.
Page 85 - To the memory of Augustus Cleveland Esq., late Collector of the Districts of Bhaugulpore and Rajamahal; who, without bloodshed or the terror of authority, employing only the means of conciliation, confidence, and benevolence...
Page 85 - British government by a conquest over their minds, the most permanent as the most rational dominion.
Page 264 - ... soldierly qualities of his public character. The loss of Colonel Mackeson's life would have dimmed a victory ; to lose him thus by the hand of a foul assassin is a misfortune of the heaviest gloom for the Government which counted him amongst its bravest and its best.
Page 342 - Dew, 14th Light Dragoons, at the risk of his own, by attempting to cut down a Velaitee, who covered him (Lieutenant Dew) with his piece, from only a few paces to the rear. Lieutenant Prendergast was wounded in this affair by the discharge of the piece, and would probably have been cut down, had not the rebel been killed by Major Orr. He also distinguished himself by his gallantry...

Bibliographic information