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A CHIEF COURT FOR LOWER BURMA, with Text of the Chief
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Principal G. R. Wilson, M.A. ..
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SUMMARY OF EVENTS IN ASIA, AFRICA AND THE COLONIES .
Asiatic Quarterly Review,
AND ORIENTAL AND COLONIAL RECORD.
THE MOGUL, MAHRATTA AND SIKH EMPIRES IN THEIR ZENITH AND FALL.*
By Sir William RATTIGAN, Q.C. The subject with which I purpose to deal in this paper may appear at first sight to possess only an academical interest. But I venture to think that it has a practical as well as a historical aspect, which may not be unattractive to those — and I would fain hope that I may include most, if not all, of my readers in this categorywho regard India not merely as a land of regrets and exile, but as a region which claims our deepest sympathy and attention, which is full of instruction for us, and which a happy destiny_happy for us, and happy for its peoplehas united with the British Empire-a union, let us hope, which future centuries will only serve to strengthen and cement more firmly and closely. If I ask them to consider particular portions of the past history of this much-coveted land, it is because the portions I have so selected present to our view a few cameos of the richest and most typical setting, which are not only in themselves deserving of our close attention, but which acquire a still greater importance when considered from the point of view of later events.
In choosing, therefore, as my theme the rise and fall of the * For the discussion of this paper see Proceedings of the East India Association elsewhere in the Review.-ED.
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