A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels - Volume 8 - By Robert Kerr












































 -  The nobility of India have
their titles and emoluments designated by the number of horse they
command, from 40 up - Page 375
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The Nobility Of India Have Their Titles And Emoluments Designated By The Number Of Horse They Command, From 40 Up To 12,000, Which Last Pay Belongs Only To Princes And Their Sons.

Trusting, therefore, to his promises, and believing that it might be beneficial both to my nation and myself, I

Did not think it amiss to yield to his request; considering that I was deprived of the advantages I might have reaped by going to Bantam; and that your worships would send another in my place after half a dozen years, while in the mean time I might do you service and feather my own nest. Then, because my name was somewhat harsh for his pronunciation, he gave me the name of Ingles Khan, which is to say English lord: though in Persia khan is equivalent to duke. Being now in the height of favour, the Jesuits and Portuguese did every thing they could for my overthrow; and indeed the principal Mahometans about the king envied much to see a Christian in such favour.

Father Peneiro, who was with Mucrob Khan, and the Jesuits here at Agra, in my opinion did little regard their masses and other church matters, in studying how to overthrow my affairs. Advice being sent to Goa and Padre Peneiro at Surat or Cambaya, by the Jesuits here at Agra, of my favour with the king, they did all in their power to gain Mucrob Khan to aid the Portuguese; for which purpose the viceroy at Goa wrote to him, sending rich presents, together with many toys for the king.

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