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Mysore

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees

Published in print April 2016 | ISBN: 9780199460113
Published online September 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780199086474 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460113.003.0008
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A picture is painted in this chapter of life at the Bangalore Residency in the well-run Hindu state of Mysore with all its pageantry and colourful festivals. The maharajah is seen to be an enlightened ruler who takes note of the feelings of his representative council and is devout, capable, and popular. Also Sir Mirza Ismail, his dewan—a Muslim of great ability who becomes a lifelong friend—like Barton, understands the importance of hydro-electric schemes. Sectarian troubles allegedly stirred up by Brahmins affect the universities and there are hartals in November 1922 but these are quickly dealt with. The maharajah steps up his programme of reforms.

Keywords: Bangalore; Bangalore Residency; Mysore; maharajah of Mysore; Sir Mirza Ismail; sectarian troubles; Brahmins

Chapter.  4931 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History ; Social and Cultural History

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