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A Memoir of Central India

A Memoir of Central India
Including Malwa, and Adjoining Provinces
2 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - South Asian History

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108055741

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  • Sir John Malcolm (1769–1833) was a soldier and diplomat in British India and Persia. He returned to India on the eve of the British conquest of Malwa, a region of central India previously little known to Europeans, in 1818. Malcolm studied the region's geology, its agriculture and the history of its ruling families. His reports were first published in Calcutta in 1821, and were revised for publication in two volumes in London in 1823. Based on interviews with native inhabitants, Malcolm's work was the leading authority on Malwa until the 1930s. Despite more recent scholarship on the region, Malcolm's work remains valuable for its first-hand account of nineteenth-century Malwa's politics, culture and society. Volume 1 contains overviews of Malwa's geology, agriculture and the government of the leading families. Volume 2 contains Malcolm's recommendations for the future of British rule in Malwa, and an appendix of primary texts.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108055741
    • dimensions: 325 x 250 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.5kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Observations on the geography, soil, climate, and productions of Central India
    2. History of Malwa
    3. Mahratta invasion of Malwa
    4. The families of the Puars of Dhar and Dewass
    5. Family of Sindia
    6. Family of Holkar
    7. Events at the Court of Holkar
    8. Ameer Khan
    9. Nabobs of Bhopal
    10. Rise, progress, and annihilation of the Pindarries
    11. The Rajpoot princes and chiefs of Central India
    12. Government of the states of Central India. Volume 2:
    13. Administration of revenue
    14. Population of Central India
    15. Contrasted view of the state of Central India in 1817 and 1821
    16. Reflections on the condition of the British power in Central India
    Appendix.

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    John Malcolm

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