Speeches and Papers on Indian Questions, 1891 and 1902
Elm Press, 1902 - 203 pages
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Page 110 - ... each other, and, above all, a treatment of the female sex full of confidence, respect and delicacy, are among the signs which denote a...
Page 78 - British goods were forced upon her without paying any duty, and the foreign manufacturer employed the arm of political injustice to keep down and ultimately strangle a competitor with whom he could not have contended on equal terms.
Page 108 - The Hindoo inhabitants are a race of men, generally speaking, not more distinguished by their lofty stature . . . than they are for some of the finest qualities of the mind ; they are brave, generous, and humane, and their truth is as remarkable as their courage.
Page 4 - I may safely assert that one-third of the Company's territory in Hindustan is now a jungle inhabited only by wild beasts.
Page 92 - But, to take the ordinary acts of husbandry, nowhere would one find better instances of keeping land scrupulously clean from weeds, of ingenuity in device of water-raising appliances, of knowledge of soils and their capabilities, as well as...
Page 91 - On one point there can be no question, viz. that the ideas generally entertained in England, and often given expression to even in India, that Indian agriculture is, as a whole, primitive and backward and that little has been done to try and remedy it, are altogether erroneous.
Page 113 - Had this not been the case, had not such prohibitory duties and decrees existed, the mills of Paisley and Manchester would have been stopped in their outset, and could scarcely have been again set in motion, even by the power of the steam/ They were created by the sacrifice of the Indian manufacture.
Page 41 - ... a duty of 67 per cent., but chiefly from the effect of superior machinery, the cotton fabrics, which hitherto constituted the staple of India, have not only been displaced in this country, but we actually export our cotton manufactures to supply a part of the consumption of our Asiatic possessions. India is thus reduced from the state of a manufacturing to that of an agricultural country.
Page 78 - It was stated in evidence (in 1813) that the cotton and silk goods of India up to the period could be sold for a profit in the British market at a price from 52 to 60 per cent, lower than those fabricated in England.
Page 121 - ... recruit their exhausted strength with abundant and untaxed food, the sweeter because no longer leavened with a sense of injustice.