The Dangers of British India, from French Invasion and Missionary Establishments. To which are Added Some Account of the Countries Between the Caspian Sea and the Ganges; a Narrative of the Revolutions which They Have Experienced Subsequent to the Expeditions of Alexander the Great; and a Few Hints Respecting the Defence of the British Frontiers in Hindustan, Part 40

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sold, 1809 - India - 191 pages

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Page 56 - Sanskrit and Persian such chapters of the Prophets, particularly of ISAIAH, as are indisputably Evangelical, together with one of the Gospels, and a plain prefatory discourse containing full evidence of the very distant ages, in which the predictions themselves, and the history of the divine person predicted, were severally made public ; and then quietly to disperse the work among the well-educated natives...
Page 89 - ... wilds, and inhabited by the tribe of Yousef Zy, proceeds to say : " In the time of Mirza Ulugh Beg (1450), the tribe of Sultan, who assert themselves to be the descendants, of the daughter of Sultan Secunder Zulkernain, came from Cabul, and possessed themselves of this country. They say that Secunder left treasure in Cabul under the care of some of his relations ; and some of their descendants, who carry their genealogical table in their hands, now dwell in the mountainous parts.
Page 27 - The outcasts have indeed joined the missionaries," says a British official, " and have appeared as of their faith ; but the conduct of these outcasts has generally proved that they professed what they did not feel, and has considerably influenced the higher orders in their prejudices against Christianity." f " The missionaries long since stated," says Mr. Bowen, " that ' their anxiety to obtain converts seemed to be changed into anxiety about those who were obtained.
Page 98 - Basdeo and Ramdeo, who were obliged to acknowledge the supremacy of Feroos Sarsa, the father of Kaicobad. On the death of Ramdeo, Purtabchund, a stranger in blood, mounted the throne, and willing to gain popularity, suspended the usual tribute to Persia. But Noshirvan was not a prince who would readily relinquish his rights. A Persian. invasion ensued, and India, long agitated by party quarrels, and rendered by repeated revolutions indifferent to the person on the throne, made a most feeble resistance.
Page 177 - ... the enemy, whom they will effectually prevent from sending out small detachments, or from covering any greater extent of territory than their army occupies. Accustomed to a life of hardship, they can bear great deprivations ; and knowing the effects of want of fodder, they will readily execute any orders for wasting the country in the enemy's line of march, and exposing him to the certain operations of famine.
Page 72 - The distance from the south-east extremity of the Caspian Sea to the town of Attock on the Indus, is, in a direct line...
Page 101 - Bramin .ley pal, who, at the head of one hundred thousand horse, and two hundred thousand foot, met Sebuctagi on the left bank of the Indus, and was completely defeated. His dominions were annexed to those of the conqueror, who, after extending his empire from Persia to the Oxus, and from the Caspian Sea to Lahore, died in the year 997, and was succeeded by his son Mahmood, the scourge of India.
Page 101 - Sebuctagi at the -head of his armies. Hindustan, which had already been invaded by this Tartar, while in the service of Abistagi, was doomed to encounter his further oppressions when he became the successor of that chief.* Reducing Cabul, he advanced across the Indus into the Punjab, then governed by the Bramin...
Page 27 - ... we have the following statement by an ardent supporter of the Anglican establishment. Although there have been missionaries in India for above a hundred years, they have not made any converts of consequence, nor converted as many families as their own number has amounted to.
Page 147 - Hindus of the Rajepoot tribe, and, like all the inhabitants of hilly districts, more inclined to patriarchal and popular government than to obey a regular chief. Hence the family of their deliverers...

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