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BY JAMES FORBES, F.R.S., &c.

SECOND EDITION,

REVISED BY HIS DAUGHTER,

THE COUNTESS DE MONTALEMBERT.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

· RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET,

Publisher in Ordinary to His Majesty.

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THE SECOND VOLUME.

CHAPTER J.

Administration of Justice in Dhuboy— Trial by Panchaut-Sacred

Trees in the Durbar Courts-Minutes in the Dhuboy Courts of
Justice-Three extraordinary Trials—Infanticide-Suicide com-
mon among the young Hindoo Widows-Singular Petition in the
Court of Adawlet at Baroche-Remarks on the Devils or Genii
mentioned therein-Modes of ascertaining the Guilt of the Ac-
cused-Demons in Sacred and Profane History-Hidden Trea-
sure common among the Ancients-Wonderful Accumulation of
Asiatic Wealth-Guarded by Serpents-An extraordinary event
of this nature in the Dhuboy Purgunna-One similar at Surat-
Anecdote of a Naga or Hooded Snake-Ordeal Trials permitted
at Dhuboy-Dherna-Koor-Hindoos buried alive-Story of a
Suttee, or self-devoted Hindoo Widow reclaimed - Ablutions and
other Customs in India-Salt the Symbol and Pledge of Hos-
pitality . . . . . . . . . . 1

CHAPTER II.

General State of Agriculture in Guzerat-Morning Beauties in India

-Best Mode of Preserving Health—Guzerat Villages described
Tanks and Wells—Hospitality to Travellers in Guzerat-Peasantry
-Right of Landed Property-Mode of Cultivation, and Appropria.
tion of the Produce—Massaulchee-Illustration of a Parable-
Washerman-Cullies, or Farm-Yards—Oppression of the Zemin-
dars-Hindoo and Mosaic Charities-Unfavourable Traits in the

CONTENTS.

District of Chandode-Juggernaut-Funeral Ceremony of the Hin-

doos-Four Grand Divisions of Hindoo Castes—Temple and Village

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