Elements of modern geography

Elements of modern geography

by Alexander Mackay
     
 

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 Excerpt: ...state of same name, has flourishing manufactures of silk and an extensive trade. Putteeala, Jheend, and Sirhind are the respective capitals of small states… See more details below

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 Excerpt: ...state of same name, has flourishing manufactures of silk and an extensive trade. Putteeala, Jheend, and Sirhind are the respective capitals of small states of same name. Bhooj is renowned for its manufactures in gold and silver. Baroda, capital of the Guicowar's dominions, is a large and populous city extensively engaged in trade. Cambay, long celebrated for its manufactures of chintz, silk, and gold stuffs. Joudpore, capital of Marwar, the most extensive state in Rajpootana, is chiefly remarkable for its immense citadel. Bekanair, a large town, situated in a singularly desolate spot in the desert Bhurtpoor carries on an extensive trade in salt, derived from a lake in the vicinity. Jeypoor is regarded as the most elegant city in all India that has been solely erected by the natives. Jndore, capital of Holcar's dominions, contains numerous Brahminical temples and a British residency. Mysore, capital of the native state of same name, is a large, well-built town, with a fort and British residency. Seringapatam was the capital of Mysore under Tippoo Sahib: of the numerous sieges it has sustained, the most famous is that of the British, in 1799, when it was taken by assault, and Tippoo slain. Bangalore, a large fortified town containing the palace of Tippoo Sahib. Hyderabad, a large, beautiful, and densely-peopled city, capital of the Nizam's dominions, contains a British residency: near it Golconda, famed as a depot for diamonds and other jewe" Seder, chiefly noted for its manufacture of Bedari-ware--an alloy of tin and copper used for the bowls of tobacco-pipes, Ac. Assaye, the scene of the late Duke of Wellington's brilliant victory over an immensely superior Mahratta force in 1803. Aurungabud, once the favourite residence of Aurungzete, the last Mogul E...

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