A History of India

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Orissa mission Press, 1906 - India - 256 pages

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Page 220 - Guzerat, in Berar, and in Tanjore. Nor did they, though they had become great sovereigns, therefore cease to be freebooters. They still retained the predatory habits of their forefathers. Every region which was not subject to their rule was wasted by their incursions. Wherever their kettle-drums were heard...
Page 190 - Who, during seven years, ruled India with eminent Prudence, Integrity, and Benevolence : Who, placed at the head of a great empire, never laid aside The simplicity and moderation of a private citizen : Who infused into Oriental despotism the spirit of British Freedom : Who never forgot that the end of Government is The...
Page 231 - ... must, nevertheless, as a general rule, be held by Englishmen, for the reason that they possess, partly by heredity, partly by upbringing, and partly by education, the knowledge of the principles of government, the habits of mind, and the vigour of character, which are essential for the task, and that, the rule of India being a British rule, and any other rule being in the circumstances of the case impossible, the tone and standard should be set by those who have created and are responsible for...
Page 231 - The first is that the highest ranks of civil employment in India, those in the Imperial Civil Service, though open to such Indians as can proceed to England and pass the requisite tests, must, nevertheless, as a general rule, be held by Englishmen, for the reason that they possess, partly by heredity, partly by up-bringing, and partly by education, the knowledge of the principles of Government, the...
Page 219 - For to the majority of these millions the King's Government has given freedom from invasion and anarchy ; to others it has guaranteed their rights and privileges ; to others it opens ever-widening avenues of honourable employment ; to the masses it dispenses mercy in the hour of suffering ; and to all it endeavours to give equal justice, immunity from oppression, and the blessings of enlightenment and peace. To have won such a dominion is a great achievement. To hold it by fair and righteous dealing...
Page 231 - ... general policy is to restrict rather than to extend European agency and because it is desirable to enlist the best native intelligence and character in the service of the State.
Page 227 - Madrasah, and in 1813, when the charter of the East India Company was renewed, a clause was inserted requiring not less than a lakh of rupees to be spent every year in the diffusion of knowledge.
Page 219 - India during the last century, may be gathered from the following facts. It signified not merely a host of twenty to a hundred thousand barbarians on the march, paying for nothing, and eating up every town, and cottage, and farmyard ; burning and slaughtering on the slightest provocation, and often in mere sport. It usually also meant a grand final sack and massacre at the capital of the invaded country.
Page 200 - support which the Government of India is known ' to be bound to afford the King against all ' domestic as well as against foreign enemies ; ' were it not for the constant presence of British ' troops at Lucknow, the people of Oude would ' speedily work their own deliverance, and would ' impose upon their ruler the effectual check of ' general revolt by which Eastern rulers are best
Page 200 - It is my earnest counsel that no less effectual measure than that which is contained in the second project should be resolved upon, namely, that while the King should be permitted to retain his royal title and rank, he should be required to vest the whole civil and military administration of Oude in the hands of the Company, and that its power should be 'perpetual in duration, as well as ample in extent.

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