Bombay, 1885 to 1890: A Study in Indian Administration

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H. Frowde, 1892 - Bombay (India : State) - 504 pages
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Page 503 - One of the most important as well as most interesting works which the records of Indian literature can show.
Page 145 - Books are scarce, and the common ones probably ill chosen, but there exist in the Hindoo languages many tales and fables that would be generally read, and that would circulate sound morals. There must be religious books tending more directly to the same end. If many of these were printed and distributed cheaply or gratuitously, the effect would, without doubt, be great and beneficial. It would, however, be indispensable that they should be purely Hindoo. We might silently omit all precepts of questionable...
Page 134 - After this the boys who can write trace the letters of their kittas, or copy slips with a dry pen, the object of this exercise being to give free play to the fingers and wrist, and to accustom them to the sweep of the letters. When the tracing lesson is over, the boys begin to write copies ; and the youngest children, who have been hitherto merely looking on, are taken in hand either by the master's son, or by one of the elder pupils. The master himself generally confines his attention to one or...
Page 404 - There shall be a Court of Session in every Sessions Division : It shall have power to try any offence and to pass upon any offender any sentence authorized by law, subject to the provisions of this Act.
Page 134 - Each morning at about six o'clock the Pantoji, who is in some cases a Brahman, and the priest of many of the families whose children attend the school, goes round the village and collects his pupils. This process usually occupies some time. At one house the pupil has to be persuaded to come to school ; at another the parents have some special instructions to give the master regarding the refractoriness of their son ; at a third he is asked to administer chastisement on the spot. As soon as he has...
Page 49 - The result is, that the chief is individually and effectively responsible for every act of the Government. The members of Council have only the responsibility of advisers ; but it is always known, from documents capable of being produced, and which if called for by Parliament or public opinion always are produced, what each has advised, and what reasons he gave for his advice: while, from their dignified position, and ostensible participation in all acts of government, they have nearly as strong...

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