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254 INDEX. religion, 46 ; history, 46, 47 ; Sant&l rising (1855), 47. Satara, petty State left to descen- dants of Sivaji, 158, 204 ; annexed as having lapsed (1849), 218. Sati not sanctioned by the Vedas, 55 ; Akbar's efforts to suppress, 136; made illegal (1829), 207. Satpura range of mountains, 28. Sayyid dynasty of Delhi (1414- 50), 127. Sayyid 'kingmakers' (1718-20), 151, x 54- Scythian inroads into India (100 B.C.- 500 A. D.), 90-93. See Table of Contents, chap. vii. Scythian kingdoms in Northern India, 90, 91. Seganli, treaty of (1816), 302. Seleukos, Alexander's successor to the Greek conquests in Bactria and India, 87 ; his alliance with Chandra Gupta, 88. Self-government in India under the British Crown promoted by Lord Ripon, 235; extension of, 236, 237. Serfdom abolished, 38. Seringapatam besieged (1792), 193 ; taken (1799), 196. Serpent-worship in India, 99. Shahab-ud-din. See Muhammad of Ghor. Shah Alam, Mughal Emperor(1761- 1805), 155 ; nominally restored by the Marathas (1771), 161 ; be- sieges Patna (1758), 183 ; defeated at Baxar (1764), 185; Warren Hastings stops the English tribute to (1778), 189 ; restored to Delhi by Lord Lake (1803), 198. Shah Jahan, fifth Mughal Emperor of Delhi (1628-58), 142-144; his magnificent public buildings, 143 ; his revenues, 143, 144; deposed by his son Aurangzeb, 144. Shahji Bhonsla, founder of the Maratha power, 156. Shahriyar murdered by his brother Shah Jahan, 142. Shah Shuja installed by the British as Amir of Afghanistin (1839), 209, 210. Shaista Khan, Nawab of Bengal, confiscates the English factories (1686), 172. Sher AH, recognized as Amfr of Af- ghanistan, 231 ; war with and death (1878), 233. Sher Shah drives Humayun out of India (1542), sets up as emperor, and is killed (1545), 133. Shore, Sir John (Lord Teignmouth), Governor-General (1793-98), 193; draws up Permanent Settlement of Bengal, 193. Shuja, Prince, driven into Arakan by Aurangzeb (1660), 146. Shuja-ud-daula, Nawab Wazir of Oudh, defeated at Baxar (1764), 184, 185 ; arrangements of War- ren Hastings with, 189. Sikhs, the, persecuted by the Mu- hammadans, 148, 151 ; a religions sect, 212, 213; their rise into power, 213; Ranjit Singh, 213; the first Sikh war (1845), 214; the second Sikh war (1848-49), and annexation of the Punjab, 2!5- Siladitya, Buddhist king in Northern India, his Council (634 A. D.), and his charity, 8 1 . Sind, Alexander the Great's cam- paign in, 86, 87 ; early Arab in- vasions of (647-828 A. D.), no, in ; conquered by Akbar (1592), 136 ; annexed by the English (1843), 212. Sindhia, Maratha dynasty, 160, 161 ; troops of, organized by French officers, 194 ; defeated by Lord Lake, 197, 198; defeated at Maha- rajpurand Panniar (1843), 21 2 ; fort of Gwalior restored to (1886), 236. Siraj-ud-danla, Nawab of Bengal, took Calcutta (1756% 180 ; de- feated at Plassey (1757). 181. Sita, wife of Rama, the heroine of the Ramayana, 70, 71. Sitabaldi, battle of (1817), 203. Siva, early conception of, 62, 63 ; Siva and Siva-worship, 100-102 ; forms of Siva and his wife, 100, 101 ; twofold aspects of Siva- worship, 101 ; the thirteen Sivaite sects, 101, 102. Sivaji the Great, Maratha king (1627-80), his guerilla warfare with the Muhammadans, 147 ;