India Under British Rule; From the Foundation of the East India Company
Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1886. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. SECOND PERIOD: BENGAL PROVINCES. 1756--1798. 1. From Calcutta to Plassy, 1757-58. 2. Nawab Rule under British Protection. 3. British Arrogance: Massacre at Patna. 4. Lord Clire's Double Government, 1765-67. 5. Warren Hastings, 1772-85: Life and Career. 6. British Rule: Treatment of Bengal Zemindars. 7. British Collectors and Magistrates: Circuit Courts and Sudder. 8. Innovations of Parliament. 9. Collisions in Calcutta Council: Trial and Execution of Nundcomar. 10. Clashing of Supreme Court and Sudder. 11. Mahratta War: Goddard and Popham. 12. Triple Alliance against the British: the Mahrattas, the Nizam, and Hyder Ali. 13. Parliamentary Interference: the Two India Bills. 14. Charges against Warren Hastings. 15. Lord Cornwallis, 1786-93: Perpetual Settlement and Judicial Reforms. 16. Sir John Shore, 1793-98: Non- intervention. Char n. In June, 1756, Calcutta was lost; the news reached Madras Madras in August. War with France was trembling politics. 0 in the balance. An army of Europeans and sepoys, under Colonel Clive, was waiting to attack the French in the Deccan. A Royal fleet, under Admiral Watson, was waiting to bombard the French at Pondicherry. But the news from Calcutta outweighed all other considerations; and Clive and Watson were dispatched to the river Hughly with 900 Europeans and 1,500 sepoys. Calcutta 1. The force appears small in modern eyes, but it ecaptured. was rreaisti'ble against Asiatics. The ships of war, with their tiers of cannon, were sufficient to create a panic. The expedition reached Calcutta on the 1st of January, Chap. n. 1757. The Mogul commandant at Fort William fled away in terror, and next morning the British flag ...
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