The Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 6

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Trübner & Company, 1886

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Contents

Bráhman Science and Grammar Panini 100
101
Hindu Art of War
112
Secular Literature of the Hindus
118
The Rámáyana its Story and its Author Válmiki I 22
124
The Hindu Novel Beast Stories 127
127
Buddha the Spiritual Development of the Heroic Aryan Man 133
133
Political Life of Buddha his Opponents Devadatta 139
139
The Work of Kanishka
147
Buddhas Personality denied
153
CHAPTER VI
163
Seleukos and Chandra Gupta 166
166
Ancient and Modern Greeks the Yavanas 172
172
Scythic Buddhism and Settlements in India 178
178
The Takshaks and Nágás 184186
185
CHAPTER VIII
191
The Ethnical Elements of the Indian People
192
Plasticity and Rigidity of Caste
197
Shrines common to Different Faiths
203
Kumárila Bhatta Sankara Acharya
209
Siva and Vishnu compared
215
KrishnaWorship the Chief Vishnuite Sects 222
222
X
229
Early Indian Christians 190 A D 234
235
Native Rulers of Bengal 17071756 the Black Hole
239
Extinction of the Nestorian Church 241 242
241
Parochial Organization of Portuguese India
247
The Portuguese Inquisition at Goa 253
253
First Protestant Missionaries 1705 Danish Lutherans 259
259
CHAPTER III
262
The Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment 266
266
First Túrki Invasions Subuktigín 977 A D
272
Slave Dynasty 12061290 A D Altamsh the Empress Raziya 278
278
CHAPTER XI
290
Akbars Organization of the Empire Military and Judicial
296
Jahángírs Personal Character his Justice and Religion
302
Aurangzebs Provinces and Revenues 310
310
CHAPTER XII
317
CHAPTER XIII
325
THE NONARYAN RACES
326
The Prakrits or Ancient Aryan Vernaculars 336338
336
The Seven Modern Vernaculars 342344
342
CHAPTER XIV
356
Their Brilliant Progress but Shortsighted Policy
362
Statistics of NonAryan Races in 1872 and 1881
368
The Population of India
378
Battle of Plassey 1757 and its Results 381383
381
The Grant of the Diwání 1765
387
Second Mysore War
394
Marquis of Hastings 18141823 400402
400
Lord Metcalfe 18351836 Liberty of the Press
406
The SaltTax Systems of Manufacture 453
453
Taxation under the Mughals and the British compared 459463
459
Balance Sheet of British India 465468
465
Education 472479
472
The Vernacular Press Newspapers and Books 480481
480
The Aryans in Ancient India 75131
482
Wheat Millets Pulses Oilseeds Vegetables 486490
486
Jute Cultivation and Preparation Exports 494
494
Table of Crop Statistics Acreage
501
Processes of Tea Cultivation and Manufacture 508
508
Model Farms the Problem of improved Husbandry 515517
515
The Forest Department 522 524528
522
Irrigation its Function in India 528
528
In Madras Mysore Central Provinces 535537
535
History of previous Famines 1769 to 1876 511
542
Buddhism in India
545
Assisted and Native State Railways 548
548
The Greeks in India
555
Growth of Trade Quinquennial Table of Foreign Trade 561
561
Exports Raw Cotton Jute Rice Wheat 569572
569
Export of Cotton and Jute Manufactures 575
575
Effects of the Suez Canal on Indian Trade
581
The Himalayan Trade Routes Nepál Tibet 587
587
Religious Fairs Village Markets
593
Scythic Inroads into India 174190
598
Carpets and Rugs Processes of Manufacture 604
604
European Industries Steam Cotton Mills 610612
610
Brewing Papermaking Leather etc 616617
616
The Four Great Coal Fields Future of Indian Coal
622
Saltpetre Manufacture and Export of 623
623
Rise of Hinduism
624
CHAPTER XXII
631
The Ráníganj Coal Seams
637
Christianity in India
638
Gangetic Plain Eastern Bengal Assam 643
643
Rainfall Returns 649
649
The Mughal Empire
652
Bison and Buffalo
658
The Maráthá Power
665
Tables of Birth and Death Rates 676679
675
Health of the Native Army Causes of Mortality 682684
682
Area Towns and Villages Houses Population
689
Population of British India classified according
698
53 54
705
Exchange Public Works Railways Irrigation 469 470
712
Dravidian Languages Tamil 330333
718
The English in Bengal 16311696 380
725
Aurangzeb Emperor 16581707
734
General Description of India Boundaries
737

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Page 83 - Where there is eternal light, in the world where the sun is placed, in that immortal, imperishable world, place me, O Soma. " Where King Vaivasvata reigns, where the secret place of heaven is, where these mighty waters are : there make me immortal.
Page 371 - The increase of our revenue is the subject of our care, as much as our trade : — 'tis that must maintain our force, when twenty accidents may interrupt our trade: 'tis that must make us a nation in India...
Page 126 - Wouldst thou the young year's blossoms and the fruits of its decline, And all by which the soul is charmed, enraptured, feasted, fed, Wouldst thou the earth and heaven itself in one sole name combine ? I name thee, O Sakuntala,- and all at once is) said.
Page 371 - ... tis that must make us a nation in India. Without that we are but a great number of interlopers, united by His Majesty's royal charter, fit only to trade where nobody of power thinks it their interest to prevent us. And upon this account it is that the wise Dutch, in all their general advices that we have seen, write ten paragraphs concerning their government, their civil and military policy, warfare, and the increase of their revenue, for one paragraph they write concerning trade.
Page 83 - Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? " He who gives life. He who gives strength ; whose blessing all the bright gods desire ; whose shadow is immortality, whose shadow is death. Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? " He who through his power is the only king of the breathing and awakening world.
Page 684 - On this point we may refer to our memorandum on the Report of the Sanitary Commissioner with the Government of India for 1889.
Page 613 - Several members of one family often work together, earning between them as much as ,£10 a month. The hours of work are from six in the morning to six at night, with an hour allowed in the middle of the day for meals and smoking.
Page 235 - And the report is, that he there found his own arrival anticipated by some who there were acquainted with the gospel of Matthew, to whom Bartholomew, one of the apostles, had preached, and had left them the gospel of Matthew in the Hebrew, which was also preserved until this time.
Page 358 - Da Gama returned to Europe, bearing with him the following letter from the zamorin to the king of Portugal : " Vasco da Gama, a nobleman of your household, has visited my kingdom and has given me great pleasure. In my kingdom there is abundance of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, pepper, and precious stones. What I seek from thy country is gold, silver, coral, and scarlet.
Page 388 - Warren Hastings, a tried servant of the company, distinguished alike for intelligence, for probity, and for knowledge of Oriental manners, was nominated Governor by the Court of Directors, with express instructions to carry out a predetermined series of reforms. In their own words, the Court had resolved to ' stand "forth as diwdn, and to take upon themselves, by the agency of their own servants, the entire care and administration of the revenues.

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