English, French, Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish are, or have been, the languages of the ruling classes at different points of history. ... Persian is among the Mahomedans the language of culture, and was till lately the language of the court.
|Title||:||Manual of the Administration of the Madras Presidency: Chapters 1-9, containing the principal articles of the Manual arranged so as to conform to the order of subjects in the yearly presidency report|
|Author||:||C. D. Maclean|