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A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude

Volumes I & II

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Author: William Sleeman
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 259,015 / 744 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 35.5
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 395
Added to site: 2005.11.05
mnybks.net#: 11822
Genre: History
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despotism of their own princes. Sir William Sleeman had profoundly studied the Indian character in its different races, and was deservedly much beloved by them for his earnest desire to promote their welfare, and for the effectual manner in which, on all occasions in his power, and these were frequent, he redressed the evils complained of, and extended the _Ægis_ of British power over the afflicted and oppressed.

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INTRODUCTION.

THE following Narrative of a "Pilgrimage" through the kingdom of Oude was written by the late Major-General Sir William Sleeman in 1851 (while a Resident at the Court of Lucknow), at the request of the Governor-General the Marquess of Dalhousie, in order to acquaint the Honourable Company with the actual condition of that kingdom, and with the view of pointing out the best measures to be suggested to the King for the improvement and amelioration of the country and people.

So early as October, 1847, the King of Oude had bee

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