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Book Description

The Royal Asiatic Society, London, 1969. 1st Edition. Very good plus card covers. Internally fine. Scarce.
Dealer Notes
In 1789 James Augustus Grant wrote that he had resided for several years in Benares as a free merchant under the protection of the East India Company. He evidently specialized on trade with the Gorakhpur district of Oudh. “I have for some time past and by the force of unremitting exertion and a great expense been enabled to establish factories in Gorruckpoor, etc., in the [Nawab's] Dominions for the manufacture of cloths, sugar, opium, etc., and I effected these establishments without any interest or influence except that which became the result of my own industry.” He had incurred considerable initial losses and expenses, chiefly in propitiating various Indian functionaries and landholders and especially the Nawab's land-revenue officers (amils). The amils seem mostly to have farmed the privilege of collecting the land-revenue on short leases and to have been constantly changing, a fact which made all business concerns highly precarious.
Author Wright H R C
Date 1960
Binding Card Covers
Publisher The Royal Asiatic Society
Illustrator N/A
Condition Very Good Plus
Pages 16

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