The Pirates of Malabar, and an Englishwoman in India Two Hundred Years Ago (Paperback)

By John Biddulph

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781516987269, 108pp.

Publication Date: August 20, 2015

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Description

For most people, interest in the doings of our forefathers in India dates from our wars with the French in the middle of the eighteenth century. Before then their lives are generally supposed to have been spent in monotonous trade dealings in pepper and calico, from which large profits were earned for their masters in England, while their principal excitements were derived from drinking and quarrelling among themselves. Little account has been taken of the tremendous risks and difficulties under which the trade was maintained, the losses that were suffered, and the dangers that were run by the Company's servants from the moment they left the English Channel.