It is an appeal and vindication made to His Excellency Viceroy of India, an exposition of the affairs of Kashmir. The whole object has been to state plainly the just case of the Maharaja and to press it upon the attention of His Excellency the Viceroy. The Maharaja has suffered too long already and it will redound to the lasting glory of Lord Lansdowne if, before leaving India, he reverses the doom with which His Highness was visited four years and a half ago.
As a loyal subject of the British Government, the author cannot be indifferent to imperial interests with which the welfare of the country is indissolubly mixed. These interests must have precedence over every other consideration, but is convinced that the reinstatement of the Maharaja will only serve to promote those interests instead of damaging them in any way. This conviction and the justice of the Maharaja's cause have emboldened the author to write this 'vindication and appeal.'