[Sir Salar Jung.] Printed correspondence regarding 'the restoration to this State [Hyderabad] of the administration of those Districts in Berar which by the Treaty of 21st May 1853 were made over to British management.

Sir Salar Jung [Sir Mir Turab Ali Khan, Salar Jung I, GCSI, Prime Minister of Hyderabad] (1829-1883) [Ameer-i-Kubeer; Charles B. Saunders; the Marquis of Salisbury; the restoration of Berar]
Publication details: 
Place of publication not stated. Twenty-three numbered printed items, dated from 19 September 1872 and 17 October 1874.
SKU: 14977

Presumably printed up by Jung for circulation on his unsuccessful mission to England in 1876 to press the claims for the restoration of the Berar to Hyderabad. 23 numbered items of printed correspondence, each separately paginated, and totalling 144pp., 4to. The whole stitched together with red thread. No covers. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. Entirely in English. All dated from Hyderabad unless stated otherwise. The 23 items are as follows: 1. Sir Salar Jung to Colonel Lumsden. 19 September 1872. 2pp. 2. Jung and Ameer-i-Kubeer to Colonel Lumsden. 19 September 1872. 8pp. 3. C. U. Aitchison, Secretary to the Government of India to C. B. Saunders, Resident at Hyderabad. Simla. 24 September 1873. 2pp. 4. Jung to Saunders. 25 November 1873. 2pp. 5. Jung and Kubeer to Saunders. 24 November 1873. 20pp. With appendix, 4pp. 6. Jung and Kubeer to Saunders. 8 March 1874. 1p. 7. Saunders to the Nawab. 9 March 1874. 1p. 8. Jung and Kubeer to Saunders. 13 March 1874. 2pp. 9. Saunders to Jung and Kubeer. The Residency, Hyderabad. 16 March 1874. 1p. 10. Saunders to the Governor General of India. India Office, London. 19 March 1874. 1p. 11. Jung to Saunders. 6 July 1874. 2pp. 12. Jung and Kabeer to Saunders. 6 July 1874. 57pp. With appendix, 4pp. 13. Saunders to the Nawab. 19 August 1874. 1p. 14. Jung to Saunders. 21 August 1874. 1p. 15. Saunders to the Nawab. 22 August 1874. 1p. 16. Saunders, 'English version of the Address made by the Resident to the Minister, the Ameer-i-kabeer, the Nawab Vikar-ool-Oomra, the Peshkar Raja Nurrindar and other Nobles, at the Residency, on August 21st 1874.' 2pp. 17. Jung to Saunders. 29 September 1874. 3pp. 18. Jung and Kabeet to Saunders. 29 September 1874. 14pp. With appendix, 5pp. 19. Saunders to Jung. 2 October 1874. 1p. 20. Jung to Saunders. 5 October 1874. 1p. 21. Saunders to Jung. 6 October 1874. 2pp. 22. Jung to Saunders. 7 October 1874. 1p. 23. Jung to 'The Most Honourable the Marquis of Salisbury, &c., &c., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for India in Council.' Hyderabad, Deccan. 17 October 1874. 5pp. A diplomatic correspondence, entered into in the customary form. Item 5, twenty pages long with a four-page appendix, makes the State's claim in 51 numbered paragraphs, and is followed after three months by a letter pressing for a response. To this Saunders replies (No. 7) that the question cannot be 'settled hastily', 'as Government have on hand many pressing and serious matters in connection with the Bengal famine and other important questions of State'. The longest letter in the correspondence, No. 12, follows the British Government's 'non-acceptance of the proposal'. Its 57pp. are divided into 124 paragraphs. Regarding the lack of response to Nos. 5 and 12, Saunders replies 'I had imagined that I had sufficiently answered both those communications in intimating to you as I did yesterday, on the part at once of His Excellency the Viceroy and Governor General and of Her Majesty's Secretary of State for India, that Her Majesty's Government had, after the maturest deliberation, finally decided that your application on the Berar question could not be favourably entertained'. In a third long letter (No. 18) Jung and Kabeer remonstrate with Saunders concerning 'the redress of which we stand in need'. Jung's final letter is an appeal to Salisbury in 14 numbered paragraphs, the eleventh of which reads: 'To our complete chagrin and mortification, both our letters of 29th September and that of 5th October, which contained our appeal to Your Lordship, were once more returned to us in the Resident's letter of 6th instant, with the intimation that "perseverance in a course of this kind . . . . may very possibly have the effect of lessening the cordiality of relations which the Government of India anxiously desires to preserve" with us, the representatives of this State; an effect which we would most anxiously deprecate under any circumstances, but which we cannot possibly conceive as the result of our merely soliciting justice, acting as we are under a deep sense of our solemn duty and responsibility to our Sovereign.' No other copy of this item traced, either on COPAC or WorldCat.