A History of the Mahrattas, Volume 2

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H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1921 - India
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Page 212 - ... from the time of Hyder Ally; and to deliver two of his sons as hostages for the due performance of the conditions. An armistice had taken place for two days, the hostages had already arrived in the English camp, upwards of one crore of...
Page 261 - ... the fertility of his expedients, the extent of his influence, and the combination of instruments which he called into action, surprised all India, and from his European contemporaries procured for him the name of
Page 301 - The loss of persons distinguished for their talents, great qualities, •and abilities is at all times a subject of regret. The .melancholy news, therefore, of the death of Balaji Pandit, the able Minister of your' State, whose upright principles and honourable views, and whose zeal for the welfare and prosperity both of the dominions of his own immediate superiors and of other powers, were so justly celebrated, occasions •extreme grief and concern.
Page 521 - ... eight-and-twenty had to do when he was sent up with only one European to take charge of a country bigger than the whole of Sicily, full of a warlike population, and dotted with strong places, is amusingly characteristic of our proceedings in India. Here is pretty responsible work for that time of life :— " To get possession of the country, to prevent the revenue of the current year or the treasures of the Peishwa from being made applicable to purposes of hostility ; to protect and conciliate...
Page 368 - India should ever, in similar calamitous circumstances, forget its most important and sacred duties, this example should be recorded for their reproach and disgrace. " Upon the whole, I am sure that I considerably understate the fact, in saying that the British government in this island has saved the lives of 100,000 persons; and, what is more important, that it has prevented the greater part of the misery through which they must have passed before they found refuge in death, besides the miseries...
Page 477 - Those only who have witnessed the Bore in the Gulf of Cambay, and have seen in perfection the approach of that roaring tide, can form the exact idea presented to the author at the sight of the Peshwa's army.
Page 458 - The Pindaris were to be rooted out of their haunts which lay in Malwa, somewhat to the east of Ujjain, north of the Narbada and between Bhopal and the dominions of Sindhia and Holkar; to accomplish this it had been decided to surround them on all sides, — on the north and east from Bengal, on the south from the Deccan, 1 Colonel V.
Page 472 - Peishwa had fairly committed himself. Apprised of the Governor-General's secret plans, and his intended movements on Gwalior, which many circumstances might have concurred to postpone, Mr. Elphinstone had studiously avoided every appearance which might affect the negotiations in...
Page 495 - Tell him to charge at his peril " — " at my peril be it," said the gallant Fitzgerald on receiving this answer, and immediately gave the word to advance.* As soon as he could form clear of the enclosures, he charged the principal body of horse, drove them from two guns by which they were supported, pursued them to some distance, cut a body of infantry accompanying them to pieces, and brought back with him the captured guns. The infantry posted on the hill witnessed this exploit with loud huzzas...
Page 361 - ... confederates (Sindhia and the Bhonslay, or Berar Rajah) tried another battle at Argaom, but were again defeated with very considerable loss ; and they soon after (in December) accepted the terms offered them, which, as respects Sindhia, were the cession to the British Government and its allies of his territory between the Jumna and Ganges, and all situated to the northward of Jeypoor, Joodpoor, and Gohud : the forts of Ahmednuggur and Baroach with their districts, his possessions between the...

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