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A Memoir of Central India including Malwa

1818

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Of some of these it is now difficult to trace the sites or discover the names ; but many deserve the notice of the antiquary from the rDharanugguree as still called by the Hindus : it is probably the ancient Dharanuggur but its importance in the authentic history of Malwa is chiefly derived from its becoming on the transfer of the Government from Oojein the seat of the princes of that pro [...] The greatest part of the lands on the Northern bank of the Nerbudda belong to the Governments of llhar and Holkar excepting the small district of i3ancaneer which is the property of Sindia and some of the hilly parts of the province which Rajpoot and Bheel chiefs continue to possess. [...] One writer mentions that in the eighth year of the reign of Shah Jehan the Sircar of Beejaghur part of the Hindia district and some others in the space between the Nerbudda and the Taptee were directed to be incorporated into the Soobah of Candeish ; and Abul Fazel calls Beejaghur the capital of Candeish and states it to have been for a. long time the residence of its viceroy. [...] On the brink of this valley (which after rounding the city descends in the form of wide and rugged ravines to the lower country both to the East and West ) and on the summit of the ridge of the Vindhya mountains which form the Southern face of Mandoo a wall of considerable height was built; which added to the natural strength of the ground made it unassailable by any but regular attack ; an [...] To shew the character of the internal goverment of Malwa when the Mabrattas invaded that province it will be useful to notice some of the predecessors of the Hindu chiefs; and we cannot select better examples than the petty rulers of Ragoogurh Jabooah and Rutlam. The Rajas of Ragoogurh are of the Kychee tribe of Rajpoots and boast a proud descent from Frthee Raj t of * The Princes of Odeyp

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591
SARF Document ID
sarf.144986

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