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A History of the Mahrattas - Volume 1 James Grant Duff

A History of the Mahrattas - Volume 1

James Grant Duff

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ISBN : 9781108072991
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614 pages
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One of the many famous administrator-historians of India, James Grant Duff (1789 1858), Captain of the First Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry, first arrived in India as a cadet at the age of sixteen. Quickly mastering the Marathi, Urdu, andMoreOne of the many famous administrator-historians of India, James Grant Duff (1789 1858), Captain of the First Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry, first arrived in India as a cadet at the age of sixteen. Quickly mastering the Marathi, Urdu, and Persian languages, Duff became well known for his ability to cut through the cultural divide, and was regarded as a valuable resource for the East India Companys expansion of trade. His wide-ranging network of connections enabled him to obtain unrestricted access to state papers, documents and temple archives. Consequently, Duffs history is comprehensive and thorough- it served as the best history of its kind for decades. This first volume includes preliminary observations on geography, climate, people, religion, and early history of the Maratha country. Its fourteen chapters detail the general history from 1000 CE to 1740, starting with the Islamic conquest of the Deccan.