8 PREFACE. work. My endeavour has been to present the history of India in an attractive and accurate narrative, yet within a compass which will place it within reach of the ordinary English and American reader, and render it available as a text-book for English and Indian colleges or schools. The Twenty-first Edition includes the popu- lation returns of the latest Indian Census in 1891, and brings down the chronicle of events to the Chitral Expedition of 1895. W. W. HUNTER. Oaken Holt, Cumnor, near Oxford, 1895.
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