The three are : (1) the northern plains forming the basins of the Indus and Ganges ; (2) the Deccan plateau lying to the south of the Narbada and to the north of the Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers ; and (3) the far south beyond those rivers. [...] The northern plains the Aryavarta of the old books and the Hindostan of more recent times always have been the seat of the principal empires and the scene of the events most interesting to the outer world. [...] Royal command may decree that the official head-quarters of the Government of India should shift from Calcutta to _Delhi but no proclamations can make the inland city of the Moguls the real capital of India so long as the Indian empire is ruled by the masters of the sea. [...] involving real local self-government administered on an elaborately organized system should turn to the south and examine the costitution of the villages in the Chola kingdom as recorded for the period from the tenth to the twelfth centuries of the Christian era and no doubt of extremely ancient origin.2 Those institutions like the tribal constitutions of the north perished long ago being [...] The English translations of the Tabakdt-i Nasin by Raverty ; of the Akbari by Blochmann and Jarrett ; of the Akbarndma and the Memoirs of Jahangir by II.
|Book VII The Rule of the East India Company to 1818||469-636||Vincent Smith|
|Book VIII The Rule of the East India Company From 1819 to 1858||637-731||Vincent Smith|
|Book IX India Under the Crown; the Viceroys from 1858 to 1911||732-783||Vincent Smith|
|Indian Empire and Ceylon||i-ii||Vincent Smith|
|Index to Part III||i-xii||Vincent Smith|