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The

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OF

SOUTHERN INDIA

BY

A.

VADIVELU,

Late Sub'Editor, "Evening Mtfil,"

Tutor of Oriental Languages to Civil and Military Officers,Autlior of

"Some Mysoreand

Worthies,"

" Two Worthies of Southern

India,

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A LOYAL WELCOME GIFTTO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS1

THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHTIN

MEMORY OF

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS' VISITTO

INDIABY'

A.

VADIVELU.

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appellate authority or requires the interference

Govern-

ment, except in cases of niisgovernraent.2.

In the present instance

it is

evident that

ill

feeling

on the part

of the v/idow of the lateis

the succession

inducing her to

Nawab who claims set the Nawab inGovernment cannot

defiance, but she

must be given

to understand that his

authority must be respected and the

sanction any proceeding which would have the appearanceof

weakening that authority.3.

On

these

principles

the

Government cannotdetermine the

approve Mr. Chase's proposal to constitute a punchayat,presided over by a

Government

_

ofiicer to

disputes between the

Nawab andto sanction

the

widowed Begum,of

and would be unable

any such arrangement.the opposite parties

They

regret thatit

Mr. Chase should have taken the stepthe

suggesting

to

Nawab and

without previous reference to Government.4.

They

desire that

Mr. Chase

will take

an early

opportunity of visiting Banganapalli and impressing onthe

Begum

kindly but firmly that she must accept the

present state of things,

and refrain from defying theif

Nawab's

authorit^% but thatit

she persists in her present

line of conduct,

may

be necessary to arrange for her

residing beyond the limits of the Jaghir at either Kurnool

^r

Hyderabad.5.

Mr. Chase

will also

inform theb