Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Khándesh

Government Central Press, 1880

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Side 583 - ... who appeared determined to contend with them to the last, and who were driven from their guns only by the bayonet ; and notwithstanding the numbers of the enemy's cavalry-, and the repeated demonstrations they made of an intention to charge, they were kept at a distance by our infantry.
Side 247 - Life was offered for a loaf, but none would buy ; rank was to be sold for a cake, but none cared for it ; the ever-bounteous hand was now stretched out to beg for food ; and the feet which had always trodden the way of contentment walked about only in search of sustenance.
Side 265 - ... by tenants who received a portion of the crops. It appears to have been a principle of his wise administration to encourage the possession of private landed property as a means of » attaching the cultivators to the...
Side 203 - CDBIT, in the mensuration of the ancients ; a long measure, equal to the length of a man's arm, from the elbow to the tip of the fingers.
Side 428 - This order was strictly obeyed, for after the chief had succeeded in re-establishing himself in the good graces of his master, the garrison refused to admit him. They afterwards acknowledged him and he returned, but when he wished to hand over the place to the British authorities, they would not allow him. After many attempts to purchase their submission had failed, they were declared rebels. A British force marched from Malegaon.
Side 254 - After the fall of Malegaon, a body of troops was stationed at Songir, another at Parola and a third at Dharangaon. By the first of July 1818, except some isolated spots, the whole of Khandesh was in the British hands.
Side 506 - ... mouths at the corners of the back. From the right three fair bearded men in Iranian costume, with peaked caps and completely clothed, approach him in crouching attitude ; the first bearing a string of pearls ; the second a jug or bottle (of wine perhaps) ; and the third a large tray filled with presents. Behind the third stands another figure near the door in white clothing, perhaps the porter, with a stick in his hand and a dagger in his belt, apparently speaking to another Iranian in the doorway,...
Side 205 - At the beginning of British rule there were no made roads. ' The tracks were ill-appointed and deficient in everything but discomfort and danger. Few and far between were the miserable hamlets, and the mountain passes were as rugged and impracticable as their fierce possessors...
Side 92 - ... twigs steeped in cow's urine. Then the four men bathe and are treated to a dinner. In the house the only sign of mourning is that every morning for five days the women wail for about a quarter of an hour. On the eleventh day the chief mourner goes to a river, and there has his head, beard and face shaved and bathes. Next he makes a dough cow, sprinkles it •with red powder, and setting it on a leaf plate, bows to it, and throws it into the water. He then bathes and goes home. Either on the twelfth...
Side 226 - On this furnace is placed a copper or iron caldron, large enough to hold from thirty to fifty pots of water. After pouring in some water, the" caldron is filled to the brim with chopped grass, and a little more water is added. The month of the caldron is carefully closed with an iron or copper plate, made fast with wheat dough.

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