Holmes, Four Heroes of India (1892); G.
In Southern India they delight in hill-forest, where the undergrowth is largely formed of bamboo, the tender shoots of which form a favourite delicacy; but during the rains they venture out to feed on the open grass tracts.
As regards their present distribution in India, elephants are found along the foot of the Himalaya as far west as the valley of Dehra-Dun, where the winter temperature falls to a comparatively low point.
Meanwhile, the affairs of the East India Company had come under the consideration of parliament.
Although in late Tertiary times widely spread over southern Europe and India, giraffes are now confined to Africa south of the Sahara.
The centre of interest now shifts to the India House and to the British parliament.
The manufacture is chiefly carried out in India, Persia and the Balkans; the last named supplying the bulk of the European demand.
Torquata of India is probably based on cats of this type which have reverted to the wild state.
Consequently, during the hot season in Upper India, and at all times except during the rains in the more southern districts, elephants keep much to the denser parts of the forests.
DINAPUR, a town and military station of British India, in the Patna district of Bengal, on the right bank of the Ganges, 12 m.
WARREN HASTINGS (1732-1818), the first governor-general of British India, was born on the 6th of December 17 3 2 in the little hamlet of Churchill in Oxfordshire.
When Hastings landed at Calcutta in October 1750 the affairs of the East India Company were at a low ebb.
Edmund Burke had taken the subject races of India under the protection of his eloquence.
However large the wealth he brought back from India, all was swallowed up in defraying the expenses of his trial.
At last, when he was reduced to actual destitution, it was arranged that the East India Company should grant him an annuity of 4000 for a term of years, with 90,000 paid down in advance.
William Gifford Palgrave (1826-1888) went to India as a soldier after a brilliant career at Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Oxford; but, having become a Roman Catholic, he was ordained priest and served as a Jesuit missionary in India, Syria, and Arabia.
It is said that he contemplated the conquest of India and that he was the first to conceive the idea of the Suez Canal.
AMRITSAR, or Umritsar, a city and district of British India, in the Lahore division of the Punjab.
Of 1889), and the steamers of the British India Navigation Company call there once a week going and coming between Rangoon and Calcutta.
Chaus) of India and Africa, and more dog-like habits.
LOHARU, a native state of India, in the south-east corner of the Punjab, between Hissar district and Rajputana.
The bowler delivers his bowl with one foot on a mat or footer, made of india-rubber or cocoanut fibre, the size of which is also prescribed by rule as 24 by 16 in., though, with a view to protecting the green, Australasian clubs employ a much larger size, and require the bowler to keep both feet on the mat in the act of delivery.
Of Coins of Greek and Scythic Kings of Bactria and India, Brit.
Before the summer of 327 he had once more crossed the Hindu Kush on his way to India (for the campaigns in the N.E.
Alexander left the conquered portion of India east of the Indus to be governed under Porus, Omphis of Taxila, and Abisares, the country west of the Indus under Macedonian governors, and set out to explore the great river The g ?
Death by Alexander in 327, whose history went up to the death of Darius, Alexander's general Ptolemy, afterwards king in Egypt, Nearchus who commanded the fleet that sailed from the Indus to the Persian Gulf, Onesicritus who served as pilot in the same fleet, Aristobulus who was with Alexander in India, Clitarchus, a contemporary, if not an eye-witness, important from the fact that his highly coloured version of the life of Alexander became the popular authority for the succeeding centuries.
Even in India we are told that he was held in honour by the native kings who took his farthest provinces in possession.
The second book continues the history of his conquests, and the third contains the victory over Porus, the relations with the Brahmins, the letter to Aristotle on the wonders of India, the histories of Candace and the Amazons, the letter to Olympias on the marvels of Farther Asia, and lastly the account of Alexander's death in Babylon.
Peter, a merchant adventurer, who had migrated from Danzig to London about 1670, was also a director of the East India company.
He was now sent on an important mission to India; he left England in September 1769, but the ship in which he sailed was lost at sea late in 1770 or early in 1771.
(1617); a lunatic asylum; the Van Renswoude orphanage, the theatre, a school of design, the powder magazine and the state arsenal, originally a warehouse of the East India Company, and now used as a manufactory of artillery stores.
ALLEPPI, or Aulapalay, a seaport of southern India, in the state of Travancore, 33 m.
DHARWAR, a town and district of British India, in the southern division of Bombay.
On the final overthrow of the peshwa in 1817, Dharwar was incorporated with the territory of the East India Company.
In the rubber ring joint an india-rubber ring is used; slightly less in diameter than the pipe.
BADNUR, a town of British India, the headquarters of the district of Betul in the Central Provinces.
The Church now has, besides these missions, others in India (1834), Siam (1840), China (1846),(1846), Colombia (1856), Brazil (1859),(1859), Japan (1859), Laos (1867),(1867), Mexico (transferred in 1872 by the American and Foreign Christian Union), Chile (transferred in 1873 by the same Union; first established in 1845), Guatemala (1882),(1882), Korea (1884)(1884) and the Philippine Islands (1899).
The Asiatic elephant inhabits the forest-lands of India, Burma, the Malay Peninsula, Cochin China, Ceylon and Sumatra.
BARWANI, a native state of India, in the Bhopawar agency in central India.
CHANDAUSI, a town of British India, in the Moradabad district of the United Provinces, 28 m.
In India, the (still unexplained) rise of the doctrine of transmigration hindered belief.
In India, too, a dead person treated with funeral honours becomes a guardian spirit - if neglected, a tormenting demon.
All the French settlements in India were promptly occupied.
The remainder of Hastings's term of office in India was passed in comparative tranquillity, both from internal opposition and foreign war.
Fox's India Bill led to the downfall of the Coalition ministry in 1783.
Trotter, Warren Hastings (" Rulers of India" series) (1890); Sir Alfred Lyall, Warren Hastings (" English Men of Action" series) (1889); F.
Smith, Early History of India (1904), and the references there given to the researches of Sir T.
Service of the East India company and sailed for Fort St David; here he showed himself very industrious, made the acquaintance of Robert Clive and rose rapidly from one position to another.
He had two brothers who served and died in India, and he never ceased to take a deep and practical interest in Indian affairs.
By India, N.
In the Indus Valley region, a center of early civilization located near present-day India, we have found extensive evidence of surgery, specialization, medical equipment, and even elective procedures.
Start with India, which has more chronically hungry people than any other country.
That's right: India is a net food exporter to the tune of US$6 billion a year.
In 1962, some of them were grown in India, and based on the results, Borlaug was invited to India.
Although there was cultural opposition in India to Borlaug's methods and seeds, the famine was so bad by 1965 that the government stepped in and urged the project forward.
This spending of the best part of one's life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it reminds me of the Englishman who went to India to make a fortune first, in order that he might return to England and live the life of a poet.
Vive l'Empereur!... preur!--If they make me Governor of India, Gerard, I'll make you Minister of Kashmir-- that's settled.
In India elephants seldom breed in captivity, though they do so more frequently in Burma and Siam; the domesticated stock is therefore replenished by fresh captures.
INSEIN, a town of British India, in the Hanthawaddy district of Burma, Io m.