The History of British India, Volume 1

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Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1817 - Hindus - 777 pages
 

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Contents

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1
III
2
IV
19
V
40
VI
55
VII
69
VIII
91
IX
106
XIII
198
XIV
287
XV
332
XVI
362
XVII
429
XVIII
481
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509

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XI
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XII
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XXI
532
XXII
625

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Page 188 - The inhabitants give themselves no trouble about the breaking up and divisions of kingdoms; while the village remains entire, they care not to what power it is transferred or to what sovereign it devolves; its internal economy remains unchanged...
Page 114 - Brahman springs to light, he is born above the world, the chief of all creatures, assigned to guard the treasury of duties, religious and 1 " Institutes,
Page 201 - ... then the sole self-existing power, himself undiscerned, but making this world discernible, with five elements and other principles of nature, appeared with undiminished glory, expanding his idea, or dispelling the gloom. He, whom the mind alone can perceive, whose essence eludes the external organs, who has no visible parts, who exists from eternity, even he, the soul of all beings, whom no being can comprehend, shone forth in person.
Page 201 - The waters are called nara, because they were the production of Nara, or the spirit of God ; and since they were his first ayana, or place of motion, he thence is named Narayana, or moving on the waters.
Page 180 - Sed privati ac separati agri apud eos nihil est, neque longius anno remanere uno in loco incolendi causa licet. Neque multum frumento, sed maximam partem lacte atque pecore vivunt, multumque sunt in venationibus...
Page 202 - He gave being to time and the divisions of time, to the stars also, and to the planets, to rivers, oceans, and mountains, to level plains, and uneven valleys.
Page 180 - Neque quisquam agri modum certum aut fines habet proprios ; sed magistratus ac principes in annos singulos gentibus cognationibusque hominum , qui una coierunt , quantum et quo loco visum est agri adtribuunt atque anno post alio transire cogunt.
Page 239 - We must not be surprised," he says, " at finding, on a close examination, that the characters of all the Pagan deities, male and female, melt into each other and at last into one or two; for it seems a well-founded opinion, that the whole crowd of gods and goddesses in ancient Rome, and modern Varanes [Benares] mean only the powers of nature, and principally those of the Sun, expressed in a variety of ways and by a multitude of fanciful names.
Page 77 - England, which were a heap of nonsense, compiled by a few ignorant country gentlemen, who hardly knew how to make laws for the good government of their own private families, much less for the regulating of Companies and foreign commerce.
Page 201 - In that egg the great power sat inactive a whole year of the creator, at the close of which, by his thought alone, he caused the egg to divide itself. " And from its two divisions he framed the heaven above and the earth beneath; in the midst he placed the subtile ether, the eight regions, and the permanent receptacle of waters.

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