Sidelights on the Crisis in India: Being the Letters of an Indian Civilian and Some Replies of an Indian Friend

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Longmans, Green, 1924 - 117 pages
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Page 22 - Firmly relying Ourselves on the truth of Christianity and acknowledging with gratitude the solace of religion, We disclaim alike the right and the desire to impose Our convictions on any of Our subjects. We declare it to be Our Royal will and pleasure that none be in any wise favoured, none molested or disquieted, by reason of their religious faith or observances...
Page 57 - The increase of our revenue is the subject of our care, as much as our trade; 'tis that must maintain our force, when twenty accidents may interrupt our trade; 'tis that must make us a nation in India...
Page 22 - We declare it to be our royal will and pleasure that none be in any wise favoured, none molested or disquieted, by reason of their religious faith or observances, but that all shall alike enjoy the equal and impartial protection of the law; and we do strictly charge and enjoin all those who may be in authority under us that they abstain from all interference with the religious belief or worship of any of our subjects, on pain of our highest displeasure.
Page 89 - A lawless foreign slave, Napier, has issued a notice. We know not how such a dog barbarian of an outside nation as you can have the presumption to call yourself Superintendent. Being an outside savage Superintendent, and a person in an official situation, you should have some knowledge of propriety and law. You have...
Page 35 - Our difficulties are of our own creation. God set a limit to a man's locomotive ambition in the construction of his body. Man immediately proceeded to discover means of overriding the limit.
Page 29 - From the purest to the vilest form of worship, and from the sublimest heights of philosophic thought to the meanest and crudest phases of intellectual and religious developments, all the stages are provided for.
Page 26 - Plight (towards the end of the fifteenth or the beginning of the sixteenth century...
Page 35 - the Governor of Bombay does not know that the National Congress began to tamper with the loyalty of the sepoys in September last year, that the Central Khilafat Committee began it earlier, and that I began it earlier still, for I must be permitted to take the credit or the odium of suggesting that India had a right openly to...
Page 36 - It was not that we did not know how to invent machinery, but our forefathers knew that, if we set our hearts after such things, we would become slaves and lose our moral fibre. They therefore, after due deliberation, decided that we should only do what we could with our hands and feet.
Page 89 - ... livelihood; you have come to our Celestial Empire to trade and control affairs; can you not obey the regulations of the Empire ? You presume to break through the barrier passes, going out and in at your pleasure, a great infringement of the rules and prohibitions. According to the laws of the nation, the royal warrant should be respectfully requested to behead you, and to expose your head publicly to the multitude, as a terror to perverse dispositions 2 ." With the appointment of Lord Napier...

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