A collation of documents and correspondence from Raja Govind Bakhsh, Governor of Berar, relating to disputes over territory in Berar between the Marathas and the Nizams of Hyderabad, detailing events, agreements, tributes and taxes Deccan, dated 14 dhi'l-hajjah 1237/1st September 1822

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A collation of documents and correspondence from Raja Govind Bakhsh, Governor of Berar, relating to disputes over territory in Berar between the Marathas and the Nizams of Hyderabad, detailing events, agreements, tributes and taxes
Deccan, dated 14 dhi'l-hajjah 1237/1st September 1822

£ 800 - 1,000US$ 1,000 - 1,300
A collation of documents and correspondence from Raja Govind Bakhsh, Governor of Berar, relating to disputes over territory in Berar between the Marathas and the Nizams of Hyderabad, detailing events, agreements, tributes and taxes
Deccan, dated 14 dhi'l-hajjah 1237/1st September 1822
Persian manuscript on paper, 29 leaves, 9 lines to the page written in nasta'liq script in black ink, note on flyleaf in English detailing the contents, perhaps written by a British Resident or political agent
235 x 150 mm.

Footnotes

  • Following the death of Asaf Jah I in 1748, control of the Deccan was fought over between the British, French, the Marathas and the nizams. Hyderabad became a British dependency in 1800. Govind Bakhsh was appointed Governor of Berar in 1806. The Marathas had occupied large areas of the north, south and west Deccan from the first half of the 18th Century but the British supported the nizams against them. The present manuscript represents a late instalment in the gradual eclipse of both sides, Muslim and Hindu, in the face of growing British power from the late 18th Century onwards. The text includes events between 1737-38 and 1822, when the Marathas lost tax-gathering rights in the area.
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