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BRITISH INDIA.

PART III.

DEDUCTIONS

FROM THE

HISTORY

OF

MAHOMEDAN And EUROPEAN CONQUERORS.

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Page Conclusive denial of Mr. Rvjscil's statement — 703

CHAP. XVII.

On the Competition of the. French and English for
Territory in India.

Their progress to the beginning of this century — 704

Rivalfhip limited to commerce till after Nadir Shah invaded Hindustan 706

Capture of Madras by La Bourdnnnois, T 746 — 707

Circumstances which varied their relation to India, exclusive of their rivalfhip —— 708

The French for some time spectators of the native wars —obtain territory ——— 713

Mr. Dupleix began a new system, in 1742, in the Carnatic ■ - 715

Became a party in Indian politics — • 716

Became principal in the war, and obtain more ter-
ritory • ■ 718

Anwar Ul Dien, the second usurper of the Nizam's
Carnatic Soubahdarry, killed—His son, Mahomed
AH, escapes to Trichinopoly 719

Chundah Saheb, son-in-law to Boast AU Khan, the first
usurper, supported by the French; and Mahomed AU,
by the Englijh ■ 719

The French abandon commerce for empire—support the pretensions of Muzafa Jung to the Nizamut 721

Death of Nizam Nazir Jung and of Nizam Muzafa fungSalabut Jung elected Nizam - ■ 722

The scene complicated by the approaching dissolution of the Mogul empire ■ 723

Financial distresses of the French ■ 724

Expedients proposed ——— 725

BnJJfs, political exertions obtain a grant of the Circars as the basis of French independence 726

The English oppose the French—support the usurper

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