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THE

HISTORY

OF

BRITISH INDIA

BY JAMES MILL, ESQ.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

Hoc autem pressfe et distinctc excutiamus, sermone quodam active
et musculo, nusquam digrediendo, nil amplificando.

Bacon, De Atigm. Scient. lib. ii.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY,
PATERNOSTER ROW.

C Baldwin, Printer, Now Bridgo-stroot, London.

CONTENTS.

BOOK I.

COMMENCEMENT OF THE BRITISH INTERCOURSE WITH INDIA; AND THE CIRCUM-
STANCES OF ITS PROGRESS, TILL THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMPANY ON A
DURABLE BASIS BY THE ACT OF THE SIXTH OF QUEEN ANNS.

CHAPTER I.

From the Commencement of the Efforts to begin a Trade with India, till the Change
of the Company from a Regulated to a Joint-stock Company 2

CHAPTER II.

From the Change of the Company into a Joint-stock, instead of a Regulated, Com-
pany, in 1612, till the Formation of the third Joint-stock, in 1631-2 19

CHAPTER III.

From the Formation of the third Joint-stock, in 1632, till the Coalition of the Com-
pany with the Merchant Adventurers in 1657 40

CHAPTER IV.

From the Coalition between the Company and the Merchant Adventurers, till the
Project for a new and a rival East India Company 55

CHAPTER V.

From the Project of forming a new and rival Company, till the Union of the two
Companies by the Award of Godolphin, in the year 1711 69

BOOK II.

OF THE HINDUS.

CHAPTER I.

Chronology and Ancient History of the Hindus 91

CHAPTER II.

Classification and Distribution of the People 106

CHAPTER III.

The Form of Government 122

CHAPTER IV.

The Laws 133

CHAPTER V.

The Taxes 173

CHAPTER VI.

Religion 198

CHAPTER VII.

Manners 287

CHAPTER VIII.

The Arts , < ..332

CHAPTER IX.

Literature , 362

CHAPTER X.

General Reflections 429

BOOK III.

THE MAHOMEDANS.

CHAPTER I.

From the first Invasion of India by the Nations in the North, till the Expulsion of
the Gaznevide Dynasty < 481

CHAPTER II. From the Commencement of the first Gaurian Dynasty, to that of the second Gau-
rian or Afghaun Dynasty 496

CHAPTER III.

From the Commencement of the second Gaurian Dynasty, to the Commencement of
the Mogul Dynasty 509

CHAPTER IV.

From the Commencement to the Close of the Mogul Dynasty..... , 532

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