History of India from the Earliest Times to the End of the Nineteenth Century: For the Use of Students and Colleges, Volume 2

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J. Grant, 1906 - India - 383 pages
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Page 61 - The village communities are little republics, having nearly everything that they want within themselves, and almost independent of any foreign relations. They seem to last where nothing else lasts. Dynasty after dynasty tumbles down. Revolution succeeds to revolution. Hindoo, Patan, Mogul, Mahratta, Sikh, English, are all masters in turn, but the village communities remain the same.
Page 61 - If a country remain for a series of years the scene of continued pillage and massacre, so that the villages cannot be inhabited, the scattered villagers nevertheless return whenever the power of peaceable possession revives. A generation may pass away, but the succeeding generation will return. The sons will take the place of their fathers ; the same site for the...
Page 61 - ... by the descendants of those who were driven out when the village was depopulated. And it is not a trifling matter that will drive them out ; for they will often maintain their post through times of disturbance and convulsion, and acquire strength sufficient to resist pillage and oppression with success.
Page 36 - As long as there remains in the country any high-minded independence, which seeks to throw off the control of strangers, such counsellors will be found. I have a better opinion of the natives of India than to think that this spirit will ever be completely extinguished ; and I can therefore have no doubt that the subsidiary system must everywhere run its full course, and destroy every government which it undertakes to protect.
Page 197 - There is no course open to us," so the Governor-General wrote to the authorities at home — "there is no course open to us but to prepare for a general Punjab war, and ultimately to occupy the country." In pursuance of this clear and bold policy, which met with no opposition from London, Dalhousie ordered up a strong column from Sindh to reinforce General Whish before Multan. On the other side of India the garrisons of Meerut and Ambala, the convalescents from the hill-dep6ts, and the remainder...
Page 37 - Peshwa's army. It was towards the afternoon of a very sultry day ; there was a dead calm, and no sound was heard, except the rushing, the trampling and neighing of the horses, and the rumbling of the gun wheels. The effect was heightened by seeing the peaceful peasantry flying from their work...
Page 313 - India" shall include any person born and domiciled within the dominions of Her Majesty in India, of parents habitually resident in India, and not established there for temporary purposes only...
Page 99 - We have a great moral duty to perform to the people of India. We must, if possible, give them a good and permanent government. In doing this, we confer a greater benefit upon the people of this country than in sacrificing the interests of India to the apparent present interests of England. The real interests of both countries ğre the same. The convulsion which would dissolve their connection would entail much loss upon us, and bring desolation upon India.
Page 307 - Outgoing for War very alarming, far exceeding estimate," and on the 1 3th April " it was announced that the cash balances had fallen in three months from thirteen crores to less than nine, owing to ' excessive Military drain ' On the following day (April 22) a despatch was sent out to the Viceroy, showing that there appeared a deficiency of not less than...
Page 362 - Candahar have thrown themselves into the arms of a power whose approach to the Indus is incompatible with the safety of her Majesty's Indian possessions,* it becomes our imperative duty to adopt a policy by which Cabul and Candahar may be united under a sovereign bound ... to become and remain the faithful ally of Great Britain.

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