Four Reports Made During the Years, 1862-63-64-65, Volume 2

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Government Central Press, 1871
 

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Pagina 293 - Mhau is only a large village containing about 200 houses, and from 1,000 to 1,200 inhabitants. The still existing remains of the old city extend for a quarter of mile in length from east to west, and about the same distance from north to south. On...
Pagina 111 - Chinese pilgrims agree in placing it at three days' journey to the east of the Indus, or in the immediate neighbourhood of Kala-ka-Sar&i.
Pagina 129 - Before the walls of the city stood a temple, whose dimensions were nearly 100 feet, built of porphyry, within which was a chapel, too small in proportion to the size of the temple, which was large, spacious, and surrounded with pillars ; but, notwithstanding, the chapel was worthy of admiration.
Pagina 245 - The valley is about 2\ miles in diameter, and from 7£ to 8 miles in circuit. The soil is generally good, and the trees, and more especially the tamarinds, are very fine and abundant. Bairat is situated on a mound of ruins, about one mile in length by half a mile in breadth, or upwards of 2£ miles in circuit, of which the present town does not occupy more than one-fourth. The surrounding fields are covered- with broken pottery and fragments of slag from the ancient coppery works, and the general...
Pagina 119 - Hatial fort is so evidently the stronghold or citadel of this ancient place that I look upon this derivation as very doubtful. The fortified city of Sir-kap is situated on a large level mound immediately at the north foot of Hatial, of which it really forms a part, as its walls are joined to those of the citadel. It is half a mile in length from north to south, with a breadth of 2000 feet at the south end, but of only 1400 feet at the north end. The circuit of Sirkap is 8300 feet, or upwards of 1...
Pagina 413 - During the last 25 years I have traversed this tract of country repeatedly in all directions, and I have found the Jajhotiya Brahmans distributed over the whole province, but not a single family to the north of the Jumna or to the west of the Betwa. I have found them at Barwa Sagar near Urcha on the Betwa, at Mohda near...
Pagina 180 - the direction of Alexander's march, as far as the Hydaspes, was, for the most part, towards the south ; after that, to the Hypanis, it was more towards the east.
Pagina 244 - Pandu is still shown on the top of a long low rocky hill about one mile to the north of the town. The hill is formed of enormous blocks of coarse gritty quartz, which are much weather-worn and rounded on all the exposed sides. Some of these blocks have a single...
Pagina 369 - The prisons of Gwalior are situated in a small outwork on the western side of the fortress, immediately above the Dhondha gateway. They are called no-choki, or " the nine cells," and are both well lighted and well ventilated. But in spite of their height, from fifteen to twenty-six feet, they must be insufferably close in the hot season. These were the State prisons in which Akbar confined his rebellious cousins, and Aurangzib the troublesome sons of Dara and Murad, as well as his own more dangerous...
Pagina 56 - JIT. — In all the ancient catalogues of the thirty-six royal races of India the Jit has a place, though by none is he ever styled ' Rajpoot ;' nor am I aware of any instance of a Rajpoot's intermarriage with a Jit. It is a name widely disseminated over India, though it does not now occupy a very elevated place amongst the inhabitants, belonging chiefly to the agricultural...

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