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COMMONLY TERMED THE GENTOO,
PECULIAR TO THE IJINDOOS INHABITING THE NORTH EASTERN PROVINCES
HONORABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY'S CIVIL SERVICE
MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERINTENDENCE
COLLEGE OF FORT ST. GEORGE.
PRINTED AT THE COLLEGE PRESS.
TO HIS EXCELLENCY
THE RIGHT HONORABLE FRANCIS RAWDON HASTINGS,
EARL OF MOIRA.
GOVERNOR GENERAL AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF IN INDIA.
&c. fe. fc. MY LORD,
In dedicnting to your Lordship the following elementary work, in elucidation of the principles of one of the most anci. ent, useful, and elegant languages of India, permit me, most respectfully, to express my grateful acknowledgements for the honor which it derives, from being permitted to appear under the sanction of so illustrious a name,
Public utility, the chief object of this work, constitutes also its chief claim to the patronage of a Statesman whose liberal and enlightened mind deems nothing beneath its notice which may be calculated, however remotely, to promote the interests of the Great Empire intrusted to his care. If, by difusing among the civil and military servants on the Coast a more extended knowledge of the language of Telinguna, and an improved acquaintance with the character, customs, and manners, of the fine race of men who inkatit