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        Excerpts from Documents on the East India Company

        These two excerpts from primary documents detail events in India during the period of East India Company rule. The first is from Thomas Twining (1776-1861), an English colonial administrator and judge who lived in India for decades. The excerpt is from a letter he wrote in 1807 to Edward Parry, the Chairman of the East India Company, explaining the religious habits of the native Indians. The second is from John Logan’'s A Review of the Principal Charges against Warren Hastings. In it Logan describes the charges against Warren Hastings, the former Governor General of Bengal, who was accused of corruption while posted there. He was impeached in 1787, but was later acquitted of the charges.

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