Download PDF by Amrit Rai: A house divided : the origin and development of

By Amrit Rai

ISBN-10: 019561643X

ISBN-13: 9780195616439

This linguistic research investigates the starting place of the language Hindi/Hindavi and the advanced factors which resulted in its department into separate tongues - glossy Hindi and sleek Urdu.

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In night fighting, then, make much use of signal fires and drums, and in fighting by day, of flags and banners, as a means of influencing the ears and eyes of your army. A whole army may be robbed of its spirit; a commander in chief may be robbed of his presence of mind. Li Ch’uan tells an anecdote of Ts’ao Kuei, a protégé of Duke Chuang of Lu. ” Only after their drums had beaten for the third time did he give the word for attack. Then they fought, and the men of Ch’i were utterly defeated. Questioned afterward by the duke as to the meaning of his delay, Ts’ao Kuei replied: “In battle, a courageous spirit is everything.

Hsun Ying, when urged to attack Pi-yang, replied: “The city is small and well fortified; even if I succeed in taking it, it will be no great feat of arms; whereas if I fail, I shall make myself a laughingstock. ” There are armies that must not be attacked, positions that must not be contested, commands of the sovereign that must not be obeyed. The general who thoroughly understands the advantages that accompany variation of tactics knows how to handle his troops. The general who does not understand these may be well acquainted with the configuration of the country, yet he will not be able to turn his knowledge to practical account.

IION WAGING WAR In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, ten thousand heavy chariots, and a hundred thousand mail-clad soldiers, with provisions enough to carry them a thousand li,1 the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armor, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day. Such is the cost of raising an army of a hundred thousand men. When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, the men’s weapons will grow dull and their ardor will be dampened.

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