A History of the Mahrattas 3 Volume Set

A History of the Mahrattas 3 Volume Set

by James Grant Duff
     
 

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

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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 papers, documents and temple archives. Consequently, Duff's history is comprehensive and thorough; it served as the best history of its kind for decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108073028
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/17/2011
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - History Series
Pages:
1700
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 6.02(d)

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