Historical and Descriptive Account of British India: From the Most Remote Period to the Present Time; 3 Volumes
Murray, Hugh; Wilson, James; Rhind, William & Greville, R.K.
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Book ID : 41625
ISBN-10 : 81-7268-238-7 / 8172682387
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7268-238-5 / 9788172682385
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Language : English
1227p., Illus., Maps, 23 cm.
These Three volumes on British India illustrated the then Zoology, Botany, Climate, Geology, and Mineralogy. The author has got the contributon for the then medical observations, the account of the Hindoo Astronomy, the Trigonometrical surveys and the navigation of The Indian Seas. The author had commenced the general account of the grand Natural Features of India, leaving to his scientific coadjutors the task of illustrating them in detail. He had exhibited the splendid series of discovery and triumph by which the Portuguese achieved the Maritime Passage to India, and established their sway over a great extent of its shores and also the the early Voyages and Settlements of the English. He had discovered the early trade with India, Mohammedan invasion, Revolutions of the Patan and Mogul Dynasties. The historical portion of the work concludes with a description of the Present State of British India. An account is given of the celebrated people by whom it is inhabited, whose mythology, literature, arts and social institutions, exhibit a marked dissimilarity to those of Europe, yet bear the impress of high civilization. These volumes would be useful for the Historians and the Researchers to compare the present India with its Past.