Digital Rare Book :
The Last Days of the Company : A source book of Indian history, 1818-1858
Volume 2 - The Development of an Indian Policy
By G. Anderson and M. Subedar
Published by G. Bell & Sons, London - 1921
EXTREMELY RARE :
Please read all three pages in a sequence. An amazing eye witness account of Tipu's fall....A contemporary account of Tipu's death, from "The True American Commercial Advertiser" (Philadelphia), March 18, 1800 - PAGE 1.
'Better to live a day as a tiger than a lifetime as a sheep' - Tipu Sultan
The Tiger comes to London
'Tippoo's Tiger' is an awesome, life-size beast of carved and painted wood, seen in the act of devouring a prostrate European in the costume of the 1790s. It has cast a spell ov...
EAST INDIA COMPANY TRIVIA :
• Cricket was first played in India in 1721 by the officers and men of an English ship. The game became popular in all the Company’s Presidencies and the Calcutta Cricket Club was founded in 1792.
• Some women travelled out on the East Indiamen to find a husband. But...
The Company’s base at Calcutta was taken by the Nawab of Bengal in 1756. A year later a force under ROBERT CLIVE - known to history as 'Clive of India' - recaptured the city and, at the Battle of Plassey, replaced the Nawab with his own candidate.
A chain of events started in India that would ch...