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ANGLO-INDIA.

VOL. I.

SOCIAL, MORAL, AND POLITICAL;

BEING A

COLLECTION OF PAPERS

FROM THE

Asiatic Journal.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL.I.

LONDON:

WM. H. ALL EN, AND CO.

LEADENHALL STREET.

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428
A58

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LONDON:

Printed by J. L. Cox and Sons, 75, Great Queen Street,

Lincoln's-Inn Fields.

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754795-190

PREFATORY NOTE.

Though the resources of the mind are almost inex

haustible, it is not easy to supply the general reader's constant appetite for novelty from materials of home production. Mines, however, of intellectual treasures nearly untouched exist in the East. The people of Hindostan, in their social, political, and romantic aspects, the hybrid form of society produced by the commixture of European and Asiatic manners in the English residents there, furnish matter for works equally new and agreeable to Western readers, whose repugnance to Indian topics is disproved by experiment, where they are treated in a popular manner. These considerations have led the Proprietors of the ASIATIC JOURNAL, a miscellany which is not exclusively devoted, as some suppose, to crabbed Orientalism, to think that general readers would be gratified by a selection of its lighter papers, chiefly illustrative of the Moral and Social Condition of ANGLO-INDIA.

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