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Raja Digambar Mitra

1904

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It appearing from his report that the khals or natural drainage ch*nnels which once' led from the swamp to.the and were formerly navigable for small craft throughout the year had so silted up as to be only capable of carrying off the marginal 'oveflow *during the monsdon. and that the want of drainagg was the probible cause of the pevalence of the type of fever in that particular. [...] But while he deprecated in the strongest terms the drainage of 6heels and rice-lands with a view to the removal of the epdemic he was fully sensible of the absolute necessity of drainage so far as the villages were concerned. [...] To place before the Gofincil in a clew light the manner in which the drainage of the.Bengal villages was effected durgigahe rains he would with.permission read some passages from a memorandum written b3o himself which would be found in the appendix to the report of the Epidemic Commission of which he had the honor to be a member :—"RAJA DIGA'MpAR MITRA The drainage of„all 'the villaees in t [...] " In like manner the Eastern Bengal Railway and its feeders when the same have crossed the watercourses of villages tying on the eastern bank of the river Hooghly aed of others more inland but situated to the west of the line have obstru4-ed the drainage of those places ; the fall of the villages lying orl the eastern bank of the river Hooghly as I have before observed beidg towards the e [...] But the proposed measure while it pityided for The drainage of the bheels and paddy-fields made no provision for the removal of the obstructions to the °free drainage of the villages Perhaps this was not quite an oversight but the'necessary result of the reluctance expressed by the Government of India to contribute funds for the purpose as it would appear from the letter of the.

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Frontmatter i-xii unknown

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Chapter XIX. The Cattle Plague Tour in the N.-W. Provinces 1-7 unknown

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Chapter XX. The British Indian Association Clique. The Age of Brandy and the Age of Brag. His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh’s Visit 8-13 unknown

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Chapter XXI. Domestic Calamity. Second Career in the Bengal Council. The Irrigation and Drainage Bill 14-25 unknown

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Chapter XXII. The Origin of Govinda Samanta or Bengal Peasant Life. Meeting in Honor of Sir William Grey. The Anti-Cess Meeting. The Road Cess Bill 26-45 unknown

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Chapter XXIII. Debatb on the MofaSil Municipalities Bill. Kristadas Pal vs. Digambar 46-54 unknown

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Chapter XXIV. The Mayo Memorial Speech. Demonstration in Favour of Mr. Routledge. The Fawcett Mhmorial Meeting. The Third Career in the Bengal Council. The Epidemic Theory. The Embankment Bill the Abkari Acts 55-70 unknown

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Chapter XXV. The Presidentship of the B. I. Association. The Calcutta Zoological Gardens. The Agrarian Riot in Pabna. The Emigration Bill. Surendra Nath Banerjea’s Case 71-84 unknown

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Chapter XXVI. The Famine of 1874 85-88 unknown

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Chapter XXVII. The Twenty-Third Annual General Meeting of the B. I. Association. Digambar’s Shrievalty. Lord Northbrook Memorial Meeting 89-96 unknown

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Chapter XXVIII. The Science Association. The District Appellate Benches Question. The Epidemic Commission 97-107 unknown

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Chapter XXIX. The Provincial Public Works Cess Meeting. The Investiture Darbar. Interregnum in the B. I. Association. The Maharaja Roma Nath Tagore Memorial Meeting. The Expenditure and Taxation Meeting 108-121 unknown

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Chapter XXX. The Last Illness and Death. The Lieutenant Governor’s Condolence Letter. Obituary Notices Committee Resolutions. The British Indian Association’s Refusal of a Memorial Portrait. Friendly Reminiscences 122-144 unknown

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Chapter XXXI. Personal Appearance and Characteristics. His Sociality. His Zemidarship. His Young Bengalism. His Political Opinions. His Public Character and Private Beneficence. His Spiritualism 145-167 unknown

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Chapter XXXII. Digambar as a writer and Speakar 168-171 unknown

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Chapter XXXIII. Origin of Public Life in india. Digambar as a Public Man. His Most Distinguishing Trait 172-188 unknown

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Chapter XXXI. The Family and Heirs 189-217 unknown

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Appendix—A i-xlvii unknown

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Appendix—B xlviii-liii unknown

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Appendix—C. I. On Local Cesses liv-lvi unknown

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Appendix—C. II. Minute lvii-lxiv unknown

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Appendix—D lxv-lxxx unknown

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Appendix E lxxxi-clxxviii unknown

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Appendix clxxix-cxci unknown

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Appendix—F cxcii-cxcix unknown

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Appendix G cc-ccxvii unknown

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Appendix—H ccxviii-ccxlv unknown

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Appendix—J ccxlvi-cclx unknown

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489
SARF Document ID
sarf.142401

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