THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF INDIA

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Page 290 - Sacred to the perpetual memory of a great company of Christian people, chiefly women and children, who near this spot were cruelly murdered by the followers of the rebel Nana Dhundu Panth of Bithur, and cast, the dying with the dead, into the well below, on the xvth day of July, MDCCCLVII.
Page 294 - N. lat., and between 74 o' and 83 o' E. long. The British districts of Jhansi and Lalitpur divide the Agency into two main divisions — Native Bundelkhand and Baghelkhand lying to the east, and Central India proper to the west. The total area covered is 78,772 square miles, and the population (1901) amounts to 8,628,781 (in 1891, 10,318,812).
Page 308 - ... round, and with a long hop spring towards the centre and then hop back to the full extent of their arms, while they at the same time keep circling round and round ; at other times the women dance singly or in pairs, their hands resting on each other's waists- ; when fatigued they cease dancing, and sing.
Page 243 - ... sinks, and tanks, which, jumbled into an undistinguished mass of filth and corruption, equally offensive to human sense and health, compose the capital of the English Company's Government in India. The very small portion of cleanliness which it enjoys is owing to the familiar 1ntercourse ot hungry jackals by night, and ravenous vultures, kites, and crows by day.
Page 61 - ... occurred in 1791, when the members of the Union Society of Carpenters at Philadelphia ordered a turnout. They complained that in summer they were forced to toil from sunrise to sunset for five shillings a day, and in winter were put on piecework, and demanded that the year through a working-day should be from six in the morning to six at night, with an hour for breakfast and another for dinner; or, what was the same thing, ten hours of labor. Nothing came of the movement, they were forced to...
Page 355 - From the middle of September to the end of November, malarious fever prevails throughout the District, exposure to the night air being especially dangerous.
Page 450 - This is cleared by cutting away the undergrowth and denuding the larger trees of their lower branches. The fallen jungle is then allowed to dry in the sun, and in May it is fired. If it has thoroughly dried, and no rain has fallen since the jum was cut, this firing reduces all but the large forest trees to ashes, and burns the soil to the depth of an inch or two. The charred trees and logs previously cut down remain lying about the ground, and have to be dragged off the jum. They are piled up all...
Page 210 - The Irrawaddy is navigable for over 900 m. , but the Salween is practically useless as a means of communication, owing to the frequent obstacles in its channel. The northern portion of the province is in the main an upland territory containing much rolling country, intersected by occasional hill ranges, and with a few isolated tracts of alluvial plain. The country throughout the delta is flat and uninteresting. Towards...
Page 272 - Gujarat sailed from Persia about the end of the 7th or beginning of the 8th century. A great number of their ships foundered in a storm, and only a few arrived at Sejam, about 70 miles south of Surat.
Page 444 - Lat . 22 21' 3" N., long. 91 52' 44" K. ; area, 9 square miles; population (1881) 20,969, namely, 14,478 Muhammadans, 5660 Hindus, and 831 'others.' Of the total population, 12,180 are males and only 8789 females, the excess of males being due to the fact that many men come into the town from other parts in search of employment, leaving their families at home. Chittagong is situated on the right bank of the Karnaphuli river, about 12 miles from its mouth. The town is merely an agglomeration of...

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