A History of the Mahrattas 3 Volume Set

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One of the many famous 'administrator-historians' of India, James Grant Duff (1789–1858), Captain of the First Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry, first arrived in India as a cadet at the age of sixteen. Quickly mastering the Marathi, Urdu, and Persian languages, Duff became well known for his ability to cut through the cultural divide, and was regarded as a valuable resource for the East India Company's expansion of trade. His wide-ranging network of connections enabled him to obtain unrestricted access to state...

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Overview

One of the many famous 'administrator-historians' of India, James Grant Duff (1789–1858), Captain of the First Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry, first arrived in India as a cadet at the age of sixteen. Quickly mastering the Marathi, Urdu, and Persian languages, Duff became well known for his ability to cut through the cultural divide, and was regarded as a valuable resource for the East India Company's expansion of trade. His wide-ranging network of connections enabled him to obtain unrestricted access to state papers, documents and temple archives. Consequently, Duff's history is comprehensive and thorough; it served as the best history of its kind for decades.

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part of Angria's territory; 4. From AD 1756, to AD 1760. Rugonath Rao proceeds on an expedition to Hindoostan; 5. From AD 1760, to AD 1761. Meer Shahabodeen seizes Mooltan and Lahore; 6. From AD 1761, to AD 1766. Mahdoo Rao Bullal invested as Peishwa; 7. From AD 1766, to AD 1772. Conquest may be too slow as well as too rapid; 8. From AD 1772, to AD 1774. State of parties upon the death of Mahdoo Rao; 9. From AD 1772, to AD 1775. The Court of Directors appoint a resident envoy to Poona; 10. AD 1775. Expedition under Colonel Keating sails for Guzerat; 11. From Ad 1774, to AD 1778. The Supreme Council in Bengal assumes the powers of general administration; 12. From AD 1777, to AD 1779. Mr. Hornby's minute respecting Mahratta affairs; 13. From AD 1779, to AD 1782. Hyder makes himself master of the Mahratta territory, south of the Kistna; 14. From AD 1773, to AD 1784. Affairs at the imperial court; 15. From AD 1784, to AD 1785. Factions at the imperial court. Volume 3.

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