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Major Allan’s Account of finding the dead body of Tippoo Sultan-1799

Tippoo was of low stature, corpulent, with high shoulders, and a short thick neck, but his feet were remarkably small; his complexion was rather dark; his eyes large and prominent, with small arched eyebrows, and his nose aquiline: he had an appearance of dignity, or perhaps sternness, in his countenance, which distinguished him above the common order people

Pakistan People’s party and the context of Pakistani politics 1992

The PPP defined itself then as an "Islamic socialist" party, whose objective was to serve the needs of simple workers and peasants. The party's founder, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, upon his election in 1970 tried to introduce a series of social and economic reforms, but he quickly abandoned the party's socialist program to serve the interests of large landowners.

Conversion Of Constantine-Edward Gibbon: PT-1

The primitive Christians derived the institution of civil government, not from the consent of the people, but from the decrees of Heaven. The reigning emperor, though he had usurped the sceptre by treason and murder, immediately assumed the sacred character of vicegerent of the Deity. To the Deity alone he was accountable for the abuse of his power; and his subjects were indissolubly bound, by their oath of fidelity, to a tyrant, who had violated every law of nature and society.

Land of Two Rivers – A History of Bengal From the Mahabharata to Mujib-Nitish Sengupta

The history of Bengal is sketched right from the days of the Mahabharata, through the Maurya, Gupta, Pala, and Sen dynasties, the Turkish conquest and the Turkish phase of medieval Bengal, the Mughal period and the British conquest of this province in the eighteenth century. Thereafter, it sketches the Bengal Renaissance, the growth of nationalism, the growth of Muslim separatist politics, the attempts at forging a united Bengali nation and eventually the failure of these efforts leading to Partition.