Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency ..., Том 20

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Government Central Press, 1884
 

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Стр. 286 - Khan was known to be coming with the prisoners, all classes were so overjoyed that they could not sleep and went out four miles to meet the prisoners and give expression to their joy. In every town or village on or near the road, wherever the news reached, there was great delight; and wherever the prisoners passed the...
Стр. 405 - ... all classes, from chaste matrons to miserable men, that they could not sleep at night, and they went out two kos to meet the prisoners, and give expression to their satisfaction. In every town and village on the road or near it, wherever the news reached, there was great delight ; and wherever they passed, the doors and roofs were full of men and women, who looked on rejoicing.
Стр. 40 - Bii and Balaji, and they worship all Brahman gods and goddesses, and keep all fasts and festivals. Their priests belong to their own caste, and they go on pilgrimage to Benares, Nasik, Pandharpur, and Tuljapur. They believe in sorcery, witchcraft, soothsaying, omens and lucky and unlucky days, and consult oracles. They are bound together by a strong caste feeling, and settle social disputes at meetings of caste men, and punish breaches of caste rules by fines varying from one to fifty rupees, which...
Стр. 3 - Sholápur is healthy, and, except the hot months of March April and May, is agreeable and free from extremes of heat or of cold. The year may be roughly divided into three nearly equal seasons ; the cold season from November to February, the hot season from March to mid-June, and the rainy season from mid-June to the end of October. October is a time of transition from the rainy to the cold season. During the cold season the air is generally bright, clear, and bracing, the nights and mornings being...
Стр. 38 - Telangana country. They keep the ordinary fasts and feasts, and their priests belong to their own caste. They have great faith in sorcery, witchcraft, sooth-saying, omens, and lucky and unlucky days and consult oracles.
Стр. 103 - ... room is cowdunged and the mother's clothes are washed by the midwife. The mother is given a mixture of butter and assafcetida, and is fed on equal quantities of rice and butter. The child's head is marked with sweet oil and it is fed by sucking a piece of cloth soaked in cow's milk. A lighted lamp is laid near the mother's cot, and, according to the custom of the family, either five wheat flour lamps are lighted and kept burning in the mother's room for five days or one on the first day, two...
Стр. 295 - ShoMpur fort is an oblong of large area, with a wall and faussebraye or rampart-mound of substantial masonry flanked by capacious round towers. A broad and deep wet ditch encircles the place, and the north and east sides are covered by a large town surrounded by a good wall and divided into two parts of which one is close to the fort. To the south, communicating with the ditch, a lake, surrounded on three sides by a mound, formed a respectable breastwork to the MarAtha position under the walls. Their...
Стр. 196 - ... or a pair of loose trousers. The women wear the Hindu robe and bodice, and neither appear in public nor add to the family income. As a class they are clean, neat, honest, hardworking, and thrifty. They are landholders, religious teachers, soldiers, constables, and servants. They are fond of ease. They are Sunnis of the Hanafi school, and are religious and careful to say their prayers. They respect and obey the kdzi and keep no Hindu customs.
Стр. 241 - Márwári has the worst name. He shows neither shame nor pity in his treatment of his debtor. He will press a debtor when pressure means bankruptcy. He shows no feeling. The saying runs that he will attach and sell his debtor's cooking and drinking vessels even when the family are in the midst of a meal. They marry in their own caste only, but without distinction of rich or poor. Though thrifty and averse from pomp...
Стр. 275 - Malik-ut-Tujjar or Chief of the Merchants, went through the Deccan restoring order. So entirely had the country fallen waste that the old villages had disappeared and fresh ones had to be formed generally including the lands of two or three of the old villages. Land was given to all who would till it free of rent for the first year and for a horse-bag of grain for the second year.

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