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The present work (in two volumes) is an absorbing and informative account of Central India. The book contains the collection of facts illustrative of the genuine history and character of the natives of Central India and is a clear and complete exposition of the times the author had set himself to chronicle.

The book offers a balanced history of the region and also provides a fascinating account of British imperial relations with the princely states. It is thus a work of great historical importance and would interest historians, anthropologists, sociologists, scholars and general readers.

Contents:

  1. Vol. I
    1. Observations on the geography, soil, climate, and productions of Central India
    2. History of Malwa
    3. Mabratta invasion of Malwa
    4. The families of the puars of Dhar and Dewass
    5. Family of Sindia
    6. Family of Holkar
    7. Events at the court of Holkar
    8. Ameer Khan
    9. Nabobs of Bhopal
    10. Rise, progress, and annihilation of the Pindarrries
    11. The Rajpoot Princes and chiefs of Central India
    12. Government of the states of Central India.
  2. Vol. II
    1. Administration of revenue
    2. Population of Central India
    3. Contrasted view of the state of Central India in 1817 and 1821
    4. Reflections on the condition of the British power in Central India-Its future administration-Courts of Punchayet; how used; Plan for their introduction-Concluding observations. Appendices:
    5. Public officers who have aided in collecting facts and materials for this work; with other sources of information
    6. Capt. Dangerfield's report on the geology, & c. of Central India
    7. Meteorological journals kept at Mundleysir and Mhow
    8. Agricultural details of twenty-five Begahs
    9. Expenses of cultivating one Begah of sugar-cane
    10. Expenses of cultivating one Begah of opium
    11. Weights and comparative value of the Malwa rupees with that of Furruckabad
    12. Weights and measures in the principal towns
    13. Average rates of insurance for three periods of the last twenty-five years
    14. Hire and duty rates between Malwa and other provinces
    15. Duties on goods imported into the principalities of Doongurhpoor and Banswarra
    16. Gross revenues of territories in Central India for 1819, and their estimated increase for 1824
    17. Military establishments of the Princes and chiefs of Malwa
    18. Population of the territories of Mulhar row Holkar, and the puar Rajas of Dhar and Dewass; of possessions in Nemaur; and Bheel population of the Vindhya mountains
    19. Restoration of villages in the territories of Holkar, Dhar, Dewass, and Bhopal
    20. Treaties, abstracts of treaties and engagements, with the rulers, Princes, and chiefs of Central India
    21. Abstract of plan for introducing Punchayets
    22. Notes of instructions to assistants and officers
    23. Geographical index. Index. Contents: Vol. I
    24. Observations on the geography, soil, climate, and productions of Central India
    25. History of Malwa
    26. Mabratta invasion of Malwa
    27. The families of the puars of Dhar and Dewass
    28. Family of Sindia
    29. Family of Holkar
    30. Events at the court of Holkar
    31. Ameer Khan
    32. Nabobs of Bhopal
    33. Rise, progress, and annihilation of the Pindarrries
    34. The Rajpoot Princes and chiefs of Central India
    35. Government of the states of Central India.

 





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Title: A Memoir of Central India (2 Vols.)
Author(s): John Malcolm
ISBN: 8173051992
Year of Publication: 2001
Bibliographic Information: xx + 1127+6p. + 2 maps, Append., Geog.Index, Gen.Index,Notes
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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