A Pilgrimage to Mecca

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W. H. Allen, 1870 - Всего страниц: 240
 

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Стр. 177 - Begum was rewarded for her loyalty by being made a Grand Commander of the most exalted Order of the Star of India; and the Purgunnah of Bersiah, yielding a revenue of about £16,000 per annum was added to the Bhopal State.
Стр. 174 - Mahomed Khan, a nephew of Nazar Mahomed, should succeed, and that on his coming of age he should marry the Sikandar Begum. The widow of Nazar Mahomed was to be Regent during the minority. In 1827 Muni'r Mahomed attempted to assert his authority, but was resisted by the Regent, and ultimately defeated. In 1832 on having a jaghir worth £4,000 per annum guaranteed by the British Government, Munir Mahomed resigned his claim to the throne, and to the hand of the Sikandar Begum, in favour of his younger...
Стр. 82 - Shereef (the spiritual and civil head of the holy city) ; and after having settled the matter with him, she puts away her husband, and takes to herself another, who is perhaps young, good-looking, and rich. In this way a marriage seldom lasts more than a year or two.
Стр. 237 - After the pilgrimage is finished, a certain amount of time is consumed in collecting mementos of the " Hajj " ; these are for the most part pieces of wood off the tree called "Pilu," which are well adapted for cleaning the teeth. " Lif," a kind of grass like silk thread ; white, black, and red antimony for the eyelids ; barley of the species eaten by the Prophet, commonly grown in the valleys about Mecca and Madina; and dates from the latter city. After all these arrangements are completed, many...
Стр. 89 - ... their masters a divorce, and are sold in their houses — that is to say, they are sent to the purchaser from their master's house on receipt of payment, and are not exposed for sale in the slave-market. They are only married when purchased for the first time. . . . When the poorer people buy (female) slaves they keep them for themselves, and change them every year as one would replace old things by new...
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Стр. 68 - ... the custom was both an established and invariable one, they thought it superfluous to give you any notice, either of the entertainment or with regard to your staying in my house. This will account for your having heard nothing of the matter. I now, being acquainted with the custom of your country, find that I acted contrary to your etiquette; however, it was done unintentionally, so let bygones be bygones. Now, our friendship is established on a sure basis. It is no trouble to me to render you...
Стр. 46 - Highness' own orderlies, having heard the Kudsiah Begum's voice, ran back, and began to deal such blows with the butt end of his musket at the three or four Bedouins who were leading off the camel, as well as at the ten or twelve others who were surrounding it, that he knocked several of them over; and when they saw that some of their companions were disabled, they left the camel and ran off ; Budhu Khan had been joined, in the meantime by Ghulam Husen and Husen Baksh, Sepoys of the same regiment,...

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