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The Mutinies and the People, Or, Statements of Native Fidelity Exhibited During the Outbreak of 1857-58 (Paperback) Loot Price: R402
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The Mutinies and the People, Or, Statements of Native Fidelity Exhibited During the Outbreak of 1857-58 (Paperback): Books Group
The Mutinies and the People, Or, Statements of Native Fidelity Exhibited During the Outbreak of 1857-58 (Paperback): Books Group

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 Excerpt: ...f he Jehad or holy war against infideli, was an object scarcely concealed by highly influential parties in the capital, and on several occasions was proclaimed by fche rabble. At any time an impulse difficult to control, it was rendered doubly so by reports of the discomfiture, ruin, and massacre of the English in Hindostan which were proclaimed with insulting exultation. Thus sorely pressed, the Minister never flinched from his duty, or wavered in his truth. He held the Arabs with him, or a large section of them." With them he guarded the city, prevented tumultuous assemblies, and controlled the populace. Finding that open violence would not succeed, the disaffected conspired in secret, and the result was the outbreak and attack on the Residency of the 17th July, which if successful would have jnvolved the destruction of the Minister as well as of the Resident. It was thus by the firm conduct of two individuals of the Hyderabad nobility, that an outbreak of an universal character was averted. Had they been treacherous, or lukewarm in their course of conduct, --had both, in their several degrees of influence, not acted so as to shew the Nizam unmistakeably his true policyftiad not both possessed commanding influence with the Arabs and other mercenaries, we cannot doubt that the attack of the l/Jh July would have only been the prelude to scenes like those of Cawnpore and Lucknow. It boots not now to enquire whether the Native regular Troops A Hyderabad were 'then stau.nch or not. The impression was, .that disaffection very strongly pervaded the whole of the subsidiary force, and only required a leader, or temporary success anywhere to break into open violence. There is no doubt they were actively canvassed and tempered with by _ emissaries of sedition, I ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 62
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-98834-5
Barcode: 9781130988345
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-130-98834-1

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