The History of Hyder Shah, Alias Hyder Ali Khan Bahadur; Or, New Memoirs Concerning the East Indies, with Historical Notes

 
9781235779800: The History of Hyder Shah, Alias Hyder Ali Khan Bahadur; Or, New Memoirs Concerning the East Indies, with Historical Notes

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1848 Excerpt: ... It was during the siege of this place that the armies of Hyder and Nizam began to move towards the enemy. Kisnagari is twenty-two leagues from Bangalore, by the road that can be taken by an army; and, in order to arrive at this latter place, it is necessary to go through narrow passes, which are very easily defended. Hyder directed his march so that, at the end Nabob about selling his daughter; they regarded this transaction as an infamous piece of business, that would disgrace all the Europeans in the army. M. Hughel sent for him, to enquire concerning the design laid to his charge, which he denied. A young officer in the army offered to espouse the girl; and the father received the proposal with gratitude. M. Hughel, in favour of the marriage, at the same time promoted the father: but that very night the parents sold their daughter to Hyder, for fifty thousand rupees; and Hyder sent them into the country of Bangalore. Constantin has ever since that time lived at a distance from the army. After the brave defence of the fortress of Kisnagari, the inhabitants of the flat country brought their most valuable effects, and deposited them in the place for security: he opened the boxe3 and cabinets, taking out the richest property, to a vast amount, and escaped to Goa; from whence he went to Bombay, and afterwards to Europe. Hyder's French surgeon affirms, that the girl has since told him that she esteemed herself fortunate in being sold to the Nabob; as her father and mother might have made a more shameful traffic with her, if she had staid with them. of the second day, he found himself four leagues from the foot of the mountains; being opposite the pass of Vellore, which opens about four leagues from Caveripatam, a town and fortress on the Paler, seven leagues f...

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