Major-General Sir Thomas Munro, Governor of Madras: Selections from His Minutes and Other Official Writings, 파트 12,1권

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Kegan Paul, 1881

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lxiii 페이지 - Company shall be at such time engaged by any subsisting treaty to defend or guarantee), either to declare war or commence hostilities, or enter into any treaty for making war against any of the country Princes or States in India...
271 페이지 - We have, in our anxiety to make every thing as English as possible in a country which resembles England in nothing, attempted to create at once, throughout extensive provinces, a kind of landed property which had never existed in them ; and in the pursuit of this object, we have relinquished the rights which the sovereign always possessed in the soil, and we have, in many cases, deprived the real owners, the occupant Rayets, of their proprietary rights, and bestowed them on Zemindars, and other imaginary...
clvii 페이지 - But even if all India could be brought under the British dominion, it is very questionable whether such a change, either as it regards the natives or ourselves, ought to be desired. One effect of such a conquest would be, that the Indian army, having no longer any warlike neighbours to combat, would gradually lose its military habits and discipline, and that the Native troops would have leisure to feel their own strength...
clxxx 페이지 - A free press and the dominion of strangers are things which are quite incompatible, and which cannot long exist together ; for what is the first duty of a free press ? it is to deliver the country from a foreign yoke...
clviii 페이지 - ... in tranquillity but none of them can aspire to anything beyond this mere animal state of thriving in peace : none of them can look forward to any share in the legislation or civil or military government of their country.
xliii 페이지 - ... cultivation on his holding, or he may entirely abandon it. In, unfavourable seasons remissions of assessment are granted for loss of produce. The assessment is fixed in money, and does not vary from year to year, except when water is obtained from a Government source of irrigation ; nor is any addition made to the rent for improvements effected at the ryot's own expense.
272 페이지 - It is time that we should learn that neither the face of a country, its property, nor its society, are things that can be suddenly improved by any contrivance of ours, though they may be greatly injured by what we mean for their good...
cviii 페이지 - ... care to occupy the only passage there was across the Kaitna. When I found their whole army, and contemplated their position, of course I considered whether I should attack immediately, or should delay till the following morning. I determined upon the immediate attack, because I saw clearly, that, if I attempted to return to my camp at Naulniah, I should have been followed thither by the whole of the enemy's cavalry, and I might have suffered some loss ; instead of attacking, I might have been...
clxxxii 페이지 - I cannot view the question of a free press in this country, without feeling that the tenure by which we hold our power never has been, and never can be, the liberties of the people...
cxxvi 페이지 - Hindoo in every part of India. It is that of the minister of state. His dwelling is little better than a shed : the walls are naked, and the mud-floor, for the sake of coolness, is every morning sprinkled with a mixture of water and cow-dung. He has no furniture in it. He distributes food to whoever wants it ; but he gives no grand dinners to his friends. He throws aside his upper garment, and, with nothing but a cloth round his loins, he sits down half-naked, and eats his meal alone, upon the bare...

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