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CHRONOLOGY OF THE HINDUS;
A SERIES OF LETTERS,
AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO FACILITATE THE PROGRESS
OF CHRISTIANITY IN HINDOSTAN,
THAT THE PROTRACTED NUMBERS OF
All Oriental Nations
AGREE WITH THE DATES GIVEN IN THE
Webrew Tert of the Bible.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
Printed by J. Smith, Printer to the University :
FOR F. C. & J. RIVINGTON, LONDON ;
CAMBRIDGE; J. PARKER, OXFORD; AND J. UPHAM, BATH,
You will, perhaps, think that I have dwelt too long on the Chaldean history. But if it can be proved, that the early rulers of that country were the descendants of Cush the son of Ham; then must all the rulers hitherto recorded of the different nations be so likewise: for it is on the authority of the new system of ancient mythology, that the writers on Hindu chronology have ventured to pronounce the Indian system replete with absurdities. They proceed from chronology to history, and from history to religion; denying to the Hindus even the knowledge of a God, when the epithet under which he is worshipped becomes discordant to their humour. One author asserts that “ Brahma was either Noah, or a visionary being :" another, “that Rama-Swamy,” (the Eternal Spirit Narayana in an incarnate form) “was no other than Semiramis,” a libidinous queen of Assyria: “ for the word,” say they, “ was doubtless originally written Sami-Rama, which, through ignoVol. II.