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Mirza Abu Taleb Khan

 


TRAVELS of

 MIRZA ABU TALEB KHAN

in ASIA, AFRICA, AND EUROPE

DURING THE YEARS
1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, & 1803

Written By Himself

 

IN TWO VOLUMES

 

Translated By:
 CHARLES STEWART
 

 

LONDON:     First Edition  1810

 

 

 

Publisher/Year: LONDON, Longman, First Edition 1810. In TWO VOLUMES.
Binding: Half-Leather Hardcover, 21.5x13.5 0cm.
Pages: Vol. I:  320  ; Vol. II: 418
Illustrations: Frontispiece to volume I.

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Mirza Abu Taleb Khan (1752-1806)

Khan, Mirza Abu Taleb is the best-known of the early Indian travel writers on the West, thanks largely to Charles Stewart's Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb Khan.
Mirza Abu Taleb was born in Lucknow in 1752. His father, Haji Muhammad Beg Khan, a Turk born in Isfahan, had fled the tyranny of Nadir Shah of Persia and taken refuge in India, where he was befriended by Nawab Abul Mansur Khan Safder Jung of Oudh. On Safder Jung's death Muhammad Beg Khan managed to escape to Bengal, where he led a respectable life till his death in 1768. Abu Taleb remained with his mother in Lucknow and was educated at the nawab's expense. In 1766 mother and son joined Muhammad Beg Khan in Murshidabad. After the latter's death Abu Taleb had to accept responsibility for his family. He married into the family of Nawab Muzaffer Jung and served him for several years.
A proposal from a Scottish friend, Captain David Richardson, who was planning a trip home and invited Abu Taleb to accompany him. Richardson promised to teach him English during the voyage and to bear all his expenses.
Abu Taleb accepted the invitation, and the two friends embarked on a Danish ship on 7 February 1799. The first European port of call was Cork in Ireland, where Richardson and Abu Taleb went ashore and were warmly entertained. At the house of one of their hosts Abu Taleb met Sake [Shaikh] deen mahomed, an Indian who had settled in Cork, married and published an autobiographical work in English. Learning that Lord Cornwallis was the King's representative in Ireland, Abu Taleb resolved to visit Dublin and call on him. On the overland journey to Dublin he was struck as much by the beauty and lushness of the countryside as he was by the poverty of the peasants, which he found to be greater than that of their Indian counterparts. He was so taken with Dublin and its citizens that he decided to linger while Richardson went on to London. One chapter of the Travels is devoted to an astute portrayal of the Irish character.
Eventually Abu Taleb reached London on 21 January 1800, and for the next two and a half years led a life devoted almost entirely to pleasure. Besides the nobility, Abu Taleb also cultivated the friendship of numerous personages eminent in the arts and in trade and industry.
Instead of returning the way he had come, Abu Taleb decided to take the largely overland route through France, Italy, Turkey and present-day Iraq. He set off from London on 7 June 1802, armed with a letter of introduction from Lord Pelham, a minister in the British government, and finally arrived in Calcutta on 4 August the following year. A third of the Travels is taken up by the account of the return journey, and evince the same sharp critical powers that he showed in dealing with England. His observations in France convinced him that the French would 'never gain the superiority over the English'.
On his return to India Abu Taleb obtained an appointment as Aamil of a district in Bundelkand, a position he occupied till his death in 1806. The East India Company settled a pension on his wife and family. His son Mirza Hussein Ali, who was employed at Fort William college, saw the Persian edition of the Travels through the press.

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IN 1810, the orientalist scholar Charles Stewart translated and published an extraordinary travel narrative written by a Persian-speaking Indian poet and scholar named Mirza Abu Talib Khan. At the turn of the century, Abu Talib travelled from India to Africa, and on to Ireland, England, and France, where he recorded his observations of European culture with wit and precision. The narrative's vital and controversial account of British imperial society is one of the earliest examples of a colonial subject addressing the cultural dynamics of metropolitan Britain, and its complex critique of empire challenges many preconceptions about intercultural relations during this era. Following his European sojourn, Abu Talib's remarkable Shi'ite pilgrimage through present day Turkey and Iraq further enhances his meditation on the encounter between Islam and European modernity.
 

Translator Preface ...

I WILL not trespass on the time of the Reader, by any apology for introducing to him the following Work. The free remarks of an intelligent Foreigner, and especially of an Asiatic, on our laws, customs, and manners, when they are ascertained to be genuine, must always be considered as an object of liberal curiosity.
The Author of these Travels was so well known in London, in the years 1800 and 1801, under the title of The Persian Prince, and has so clearly related the principal incidents of his life in the introduction and course of his narrative, that it is unnecessary to enter further into his personal history in this place ; and it only remains for, me to give some account of the Manuscript from which the Translation was made.
For several months after the Author's return to Bengal, he was without any employment ; during which time he revised his Notes, and compiled his Narrative. He then employed several Katibs (writers) tô transcribe a certain number of copies under his own inspection, which he distributed to his most intimate friends. One of these correct copies was presented by the Author to Captain Joseph Taylor, of the Bengal Artillery, who, in the year 1806, had a correct transcript taken of it at . Allahabad, by Mirza Mohammed Sadik Moonshy; which copy he gave to Lieutenant-Colonel Lennon, who brought it to England in the following year, and from whom it came into my hands.
The Manuscript consists of three small octavo volumes, written in a neat hand ;
which, for the satisfaction of any persons who may have doubts of its authenticity, Will be deposited with Messrs. Longman & Co. Booksellers, for three months.
With respect to the Translation, I shall only say, that I have endeavoured to render it as literal as the different idioms of the two languages would permit : and, except in a very few instances, for which I trust I shall be pardoned by the Reader, I have not ventured to curtail or omit any part of the narrative.
The subjects so curtailed are; First, the poetical effusions of the Author which, in the original, occupy a number of pages. ( Secondly, the long lists of his friends, at the principal places he visited. Thirdly, a dissertation on anatomy : and Fourthly, a long description of a garden hot-house. These are the only articles that have been omitted.
In some places, I have been under the necessity of transposing the Chapters, in order to preserve a connexion between the subjects ; an object little attended to by Oriental writers in general.
We have several books of fictitious travels, ascribed to natives of the East ; but I believe this is the first time the genuine opinions of an Asiatic, respecting the institutions of Europe, have appeared in the English language ; and, as such, I trust they will be received with proportionate interest by the Public.
I take .this, opportunity of returning my public thanks to Mr. Northcote, for the readiness with which he lent the Portrait, from which the Engraving of the Author has been taken.

Hertford, May 1810

   


 


Contents ...

 

INTRODUCTION
AFTER thanksgiving to God, and praise of Mohammed, the Author details his reasons for publishing the account of his Travels.

VOLUME I

Chapter I
The Author gives an account of his origin, and of his family. His father becomes a favourite of Abul Munsur Khan Sufder Jung, Nabob of Oude—is appointed deputy to the Nabob's nephew. The Nabob dies—is succeeded by his son Shujaa ad Dowleh, who becomes jealous of his cousin, and arrests and puts him to death—suspicious of the adherents of the deceased—he attempts to seize the author's father, who flies to Bengal. The author's journey to join his father at Moorshedabad. His father dies. The Nabob Shujaa ad Dowleh dies—is succeeded by his son Assuf ad Dowleh, whose minister invites the author to return to Lucknow, and bestows on him the appointment of Aumildar, or collector of the revenues. The minister dies—his successor inimical to the author, who is superseded, and retires to Lucknow—appointed an assistant to Colonel Hannay, collector of Gorruckporeis removed from his office, and returns to Lucknow. Insurrections in Oude. The author consulted by the English on the state of affairs—is employed to reduce Rajah Bulbudder Sing—surprizes the Rajah's camp. Enmity of the minister, Hyder Beg Khan. The author proceeds to Calcutta—is well received by the Governor-General—settles in Calcutta. Lord Cornwallis recommends the author to the British Resident, and to the Nabob, at Lucknow. Lord Cornwallis leaves India. The Nabob quarrels with the Resident, and dismisses the author, who returns to Calcutta—being unhappy, is invited to make a voyage to Europe—agrees—takes his passage—the ship is burnt—he engages another vessel.

Chapter II
The Author leaves Calcutta—arrives at Kedjeree— embarks on board a vessel bound to Denmark. Description of the ship—character of the captain and officers. The ship sails to the mouth of the river. Embargo—disagreeable state of suspense. An English vessel burned while at anchor—plundered by the Danish captain. The French frigate La Forte captured by an English frigate, both of which pass up the river. The embargo taken off. The author proceeds on his voyage.

Chapter III
Commencement of the voyage. The captain finds it requisite to go to the Nicobar Islands for water. Phaenomena. Description of the Nicobar Islands — their produce, inhabitants, &c. Several of the Lascars, or Indian sailors, desert the ship, and conceal themselves in the woods —brought back by the natives — infamous conduct of the captain on-this occasion. The ship leaves the islands. Sun vertical. Calms. Polar star. Equinoctial line. Curious ceremony on passing the line. Shoal of flying fish. Trade winds. The ship passes the longitudes of the islands of Mauritius and Madagascar. Gale of wind. Sufferings of the author. Discover the coast of Africa. Whales approach the vessel. See the Table Mountain of the Cape of Good Hope. The captain resolves to go into the port. The ship carrried to the southward by the current. Dreadful storm. The author's reflections. The vessel loses her reckoning—is in great distress—again discovers the land—anchors in False Bay.

Chapter IV
The Author disembarks, and hires lodgings at False Bay—description of his landlord and family—is hospitably received by the Commandant of the British troops—marked attention of the officers of the Royal navy—improper conduct of his landlord—he determines on proceeding to Cape Town —account of his journey. Description of the town, and remarks Occasioned thereby. Character of the Dutch inhabitants, and their conduct to slaves. Description of the climate, and of the country in the vicinity of the Cape; also of the fruits, vegetables, animals, and other productions. People of various nations settled at the Cape. The author meets with several Mohammedans. Panegyric on General Dundas and the British officers. The author sells his slave and some other property, in order to support his expenses. The Danish ship brought from False Bay to Table Bay—her captain prosecuted for plundering the vessel in the river Ganges, and his ship thereby prevented from proceeding on her voyage. The other passengers prosecute the captain, and recover half the sum they had paid. The author takes his passage for England.

Chapter V
The Author quits the Cape, and embarks on board the Britannia. Description of the ship, and character of the captain. Discover St. Helena—anchor in the port—description of the island, town, and fortifications—hospitable and friendly conduct of the Governor. Leave St. Helena. Pass the Island of Ascension—some account thereof. Recross the equinoctial line. Anecdote related by the captain. Fall in with an American, and an Hamburgh vessel. Again see the polar star—pass a fleet of outward-bound Indiamen—pass the Canaries, and the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. Arrive at the mouth of the English Channel—contrary wind—obliged to bear away for the Irish or St. George's Channel. Fall in with an overset vessel. Cold and disagreeable weather. The captain determines to enter the Cove of Cork.

Chapter VI
The ship arrives opposite the town of Cove, and casts anchor. Description of the bay. The Author lands at the " town, and is hospitably treated'—visits the city of Cork, which he describes—returns to the ship, and determines on visiting Lord Cornwallis at Dublin—quits the ship, and sets out for Cork, where he visits Captain B—r. Description of that gentleman's house and family. The author sets out for Dublin—account of his journey.

Chapter VII
The Author arrives at Dublin, and hires lodgings. Description of the city, and of the interior of the houses. Lighting of the streets at night. Squares. Infatuation of Europeans respecting Statues. Account of Phoenix Park—the Light-house and Pier— the river, and canals. Description of the College—Parliament House—Custom House, and Exchange—Churches—Barracks, and Hospitals. The author visits the Theatre—his account of an Harlequin entertainment, and other public exhibitions.

Chapter VIII
Character of the Irish. Caricatures. Troublesome curiosity of the common people. Heavy fall of snow. Severe cold. Climate of Ireland—advantages thereof. Skating. Account of the author's particular friends or patrons. Mode of living of the Irish. The author leaves Dublin—his passage to England—he lands at Holyhead. Description of Wales, and of the city of Chester. The author arrives in London.

Chapter IX
The Author hires lodgings in London. Interview with the President of the Board of Controul. Is introduced at Court—Attention of the Princes, and of the Nobility. Public amusements. The author's original view in coming to England—disappointment—compensated, by the kindness of his friends. He visits Windsor—arrives at Oxford — account of that University— proceeds to Blenheim -- description of the park and house — visits Colonel C—x. Mode of sporting in England. The author proceeds to the house of Mr. H—gs; returns to London. Ode to London.

Chapter X
Character of the Author's friends in London. His mode of passing the time. He visits Greenwich, and other places in the vicinity of the metropolis. Account of the Freemasons. British Museum. The Irish Giant. Chimney-Sweepers. King's Library. Pictures. Hindoostany Ladies. Panegyric on Mr. S--n, one of his pupils.

Chapter XI
General description of England. Soil. Animals. Division of Land—state of cultivation. Roads. Description of London—Squares — Coffee-houses and Taverns—Clubs—Literary and other Societies—Opera, and Play-houses—Orrery— Masquerades — Routs — Public Buildings—Charities—Bank of England—Royal Exchange —Bridges—Canals.

Chapter XII
Of the state of the Arts and Sciences in England. Utility of the Art of Printing. Newspapers. Facility of travelling. Price of Provisions. Hot-houses. Excellence of the British Navy. The Author gives an account of the War with Denmark. He visits Woolwich—Description of the Docks and Iron-Foundery. Account of the British Army. Grand Review at Windsor. Tower of London.

Chapter XIII
The science of Mechanics much esteemed in England—various uses to which it is applied—Mills—Founderies —Steam Engines—Water-works, &c. Account of the modes of Engraving. Manufactories. Staple commodities of England. Public Illuminations ou the Proclamation of Peace. Character of the London Tradesmen.

Chapter XIV
Mode in which the English spend their time. Of the length of the days and nights in England. Mode of living of the English. Division of employment between the Sexes. Regulations respecting Women. Liberty of the Common People. Anecdotes of the P—e of W—s, and G r H--s. English Servants. Liberty of the higher classes. Duels. Education of Children.

Chapter XV
Analysis of the British Government. Authority of the Sovereign—Eulogium on his present Majesty—Condescending and liberal conduct of his Majesty to the Author: Description of the Queen's Drawing-room. Political situation of the Heir Apparent—Character of the Prince. Description of Carleton House. Duties of the Ministers of State—of the Chancellor of the Exchequer—of the Secretary for the Foreign Department—of the Secretaries for the Home and War Departments—of the First Lord of the Admiralty—Author introduced to Lord Sp—r. Of the Master General of the Ordnance—of the President of the Board of Controul—of the Lord Chancellor—of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Chapter XVI
Description of the East-India Company. Of the Board of Controul. Of the Lord Mayor of London—the nature ' and extent of his jurisdiction—Procession to Westminster and Guild Hall. The Author is invited to the Lord Mayor's Feast account thereof. Anecdote of Miss C—be.

VOLUME II

Chapter XVII
Description of the Courts of Law in London—of English Juries—of the Judges and Lawyers. The Author prosecuted by a tailor—his reflections and determination thereon—Censures the establishment of English Courts of Judicature in India—Anecdote of a witness. Ambiguity of the English Law—Remedy proposed by the author.

Chapter XVIII
Of the Finances of England. Mode of assessing the Taxes. Government Loans. National Debt. Effects of the heavy Taxes, on the Poor, the Rich, and the Middling Classes of the People. Plan proposed by the Author for the liquidation of the National Debt.

Chapter XIX
The Author apologizes for the censure he is obliged to pass on the English Character. He accuses the Common People of want of religion and honesty, and the Nation at large of a blind confidence in their good fortune, also of cupidity. A desire of ease one of their prevailing defects. Picture of a London Gentleman. The English irritable, bad economists of their time, and luxurious. The advantages of Simplicity, exemplified in the histories of the Arabs and Tartars. The English vain of their acquirements in Learned or Foreign Languages—Governed by self- interest, licentious, extravagant. Au instance of meanness and extravagance united—Bad consequences of these vices. The English too strongly prejudiced in favour of their own customs. The Author's mode of defending the Mohammedan customs. The English blind to their own imperfections.

Chapter XX
The Author describes the Virtues of the English,-under the following heads : —Honourable—Respectful to their superiors—Obedient to the laws—Desirous of doing good —Followers of fashion—Sincere in their dispositions—Plain in their manners, and hospitable. Peculiar ideas of the English of the meaning of Perfection. The author censures some of the customs of London. Fires—Description of the fire-engines—Hardship of the owner of the property burned, being obliged to pay for the use of the engines. The author dislikes English beds. He censures the custom of retaining handsome footmen, to wait on Ladies.

Chapter XXI
Of the Geography of Europe—its subdivisions into Kingdoms. Nature of the different Governments in Europe—Commencement of the French Revolution - Rise of Bonaparte—Confederated Armies invade France—History of Hanover—Confederates defeated—English retire from Toulon. Success of Bonaparte in Italy and Switzerland—sent to conquer Egypt. Account of the Naval Engagements which occurred in the course of the war—English Fleet sent in pursuit of Bonaparte.—Description of the Battle of Aboukir.

Chapter XXII
Conquests of the English by land, during the late war. Origin of the war with Tippoo Sultan—Reflections of the Author on the events of the contest. Invasion of Egypt by Bonaparte—Siege of Acre. Second Confederacy against France. Bonaparte invited to return—leaves Egypt, and arrives in France—dissolves the National Assembly—defeats the Confederates. A Turkish army, sent to expel the French from Egypt, defeated—The English send an army, under Sir Ralph Abercromby, to their assistance, which lands at Aboukir—Battle between the French and English—Indian army land at Cosseir—The Turks advance to Cairo—joined by part of the English army—Cairo capitulates—Alexandria capitulates. Bonaparte threatens to invade England— Lord Nelson destroys some of the French boats. Peace concluded.

Chapter XXIII
The Author resolves to return to India—His purposed route—He quits London—Disgusted with Dover—Embarks for France—Account of his journey to Paris—Description of that city—Its Public Buildings—Hot and Cold Baths—Mode of washing clothes—Coffee-housesFrench cookery—Houses—Lodging-houses—Lighting of the streets at night—Pavement—Description of the Boulevards—Palais Royal—Manufacture of China—Tuileries —Louvre—Public Gardens—Phantasmagoria—Public Library—Opera, and Play-houses.

Chapter XXIV
Character of the French. Anecdote of a Barber—Of the hotel at Marseilles—Author's reflections. Observations on the appearance and dress of the French Ladies. He meets with several of his English acquaintances—Is displeased at his reception by Mr. M—y, the British Envoy. Anecdote of the people of Mazanderan. Author visited by a sharper—He forms an acquaintance with some of the French Literati—Is invited to Court.

Chapter XXV
The Author sets out for Lyons—Account of his journey. Description of the city of Lyons—Curious mode of building — Dying manufactory. The author visits the house wherein the late General Martin was born. He takes his passage on board a boat for Avignon—Account of his voyage—Description of Le Pont de St. Esprit. He cultivates an acquaintance with M. Barnou — Arrives at Avignon— Sets out in a Diligence for Maıseilles—Description of that city — Hospitably entertained by the Governor and his family—He forms an acquaintance with several American gentlemen—Engages a passage to Genoa.

Chapter XXVI
The Author embarks for Genoa. Description of the Mediterranean Sea. He arrives at Genoa — is hospitably entertained by the American Consul — His description of the city—Admiration of Italian Music— Courtezans—Cicisbeos. The author embarks for Leghorn, with an intention of visiting Rome. He arrives at Leghorn—Description of that city—Scarcity of water—Distress of the author, who is nearly assassinated—Account of the inhabitants. He cultivates an acquaintance with some Armenians. The Victorieux ship of war arrives at Leghorn, with a tender—The British Consul promises the author a passage in the latter—The Master refuses to take him—He applies to the Captain of the Victorieux, who consents to receive him on board. He quits Leghorn.

Chapter XXVII
Polite conduct of Captain R—d to the Author. Account of the voyage to Malta—Description of the island—Characters of the Governor, Admiral, Commander-in-chief, and Commissary-general. The author lands, and is hospitably entertained by all the public officers—His reflections on this subject—He discovers a great affinity between the Maltese and Arabic languages. Account of the invasion of Malta by the Turks—Climate of that island. The author re-embarks, on board the Victorieux, for Smyrna. Tire ship puts into the port of Miletus—Short
description of that place—Proceed on their voyage—'pass by Athens — arrive at Smyrna.' The author well received by the Consul—visits Osman Aga. The ship quits Smyrna—arrives at the Hellespont—Description of the Sea of Marmora—arrives at the Dardanelles.

Chapter XXVIII
The Author arrives at Constantinople—is graciously received by the British Ambassador. Description of Constantinople—Of the climate— Population — Coffee-houses —Inns—Hot Baths—Useful institutions--Dress of the Turks—their indolence—great smokers—Anecdote of Nadir Shah. Turkish luxury, and its effects. Account of the Post-office—Turkish mode of living—Houses of Constantinople—Frequent fires—Furniture—Mosques—Description of St. Sophia—Bazars—Derveishes.

Chapter XXIX
Character of the Turks—Limited power of the Emperor—Authority of the Viziers, and of the Cazies—Freedom of the Women—Female Slaves—Hard fate of the Princesses. The Author introduced to the Viziers—presented to the Emperor—not visited by any of the Nobility—forms an acquaintance with the East-India Company's Agent, and the Interpreter to the 'English Embassy, also with the Interpreter to the German Embassy — obtains a second audience of the Emperor. Passports. A public Mehmander, or Conductor, appointed to attend the author to Bagdad—his character, and an account of his conduct.

Chapter XXX
The Author leaves Constantinople. Account of his journey. History of the city of Amasia—Gold and Silver Mines in its neighbourhood. Account of Sewas, or Sebaste. Anec- ' dotes of the inhabitants of Hussen Buddery. Occurrences at Malatia. Description of the Euphrates. Account of a salt-water lake. Description of Diarbekir — Author hospitably entertained by the Governor. Description of Mardine — Panegyric , on the Governor. Account of Nisibes.

Chapter XXXI
The Caravan enters the Kurd country, on the borders of the Desert. Description of the Desert. Caravan detained. Account of the Tribe of Senjar, a race of mountaineer. Journey over the Desert. Author arrives at Mousul—Panegyric on the Arabian horses—Courteously received by Mohammed Pasha—Visits the tomb of St. George of England. Description of Mousul and its inhabitants. Author complains against his conductor — He quits Mousulis hospitably entertained by some Christian Arabs. Description of Kirkoot and Karutapa. The Author arrives at Bagdad. Computation of the distance from Constantinople to Bagdad.

Chapter XXXII
Description of the city of Bagdad—inferior to the cities of India. The Author's object in taking this route. Account of the Mausoleum of Kazemine—its peculiar privileges—Oppressive conduct of the Turks—Description of the Tombs of Mohy Addeen and Abdal Cader. The author sets out for Samerah—Account of his journey. Anecdote Af the Khalif Moatisim. Description of the Mausoleum of Samerah. Author returns to Bagdad.

Chapter XXXIII
The Author sets out on a pilgrimage to Kerbela and Nejif— Hospitably entertained at the house of a Syed, and by the Governor of Kerbela—meets with his Aunt. Description of the Mausoleum, and of the town of Kerbela—Account of its capture by the Vahabies—Plundered a second time by the Arabs. History of the Vahabies—Letter of their Chief to the King of Persia.

Chapter XXXIV
The Author continues his pilgrimage to Nejif. Account of the canals of Husseiny and Assuffy. Panegyric on the late Nabob Assuf ad Dowleh. Description of the cities of Huila and Nejif. Account of the Mausoleum of Aly. Anecdote of an Arab. The author devotes his mind to religious contemplation—Returns to Bagdad. Reasons why he first went to live with the British Consul—bad consequences thereof. Author disgusted with Mr. J—s's mode of living. Manner of travelling in Irac. Author embarks on the Tigris.

Chapter XXXV
The Author quits Bagdad—arrives at Sook al Shyukh description of that village. The author taken ill of a fever—arrives at Mâkul, or Markile, the English factory at Bussora—obliged to proceed to the city: Character of the inhabitants of Bussora—Description of that city—Character of the Governor. Author invited to the house of Mr. M—y : His opinion of that gentleman. The author disappointed of a passage to Bombay, and detained at Bussôra. Extraordinary occurrence in that city-Conduct of Mr. My on this occasion. The author regrets his long detention at Bussora. He embarks on board the grab Shannon.

Chapter XXXVI
The Author sails from Bussora—account of his voyage, and description of the Persian Gulf—enters the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean—arrives at Bombay. Hospitably received by the Governor. Description of Bombay. Account of the Parsees, and other native inhabitants. Description of the Fort. Account of the Mohammedan inhabitants. Marked attention of the Governor to the author, who procures him a passage on board the Bombay frigate. The author embarks for Bengal. The ship arrives in Balasore roads—anchors in the Ganges. Author proceeds to Calcutta.

APPENDIX (A.)

APPENDIX (B.) Author's Vindication of the Liberties of the Asiatic Women


 


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