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The present inscription is, by one year, the latest, as yet brought to light, published by the Haihaya rulers in Central India. VVe learn, from it, that the capital of those potentates, from the very first, was Tripuri; and that their kingdom, so long as they are known to have possessed it, was called Chedi. We find it set forth, that, “ In that Kalackuri family was a monarch, eminent among the just, His Majesty Yuvarzi_ja,—a young lion in destroying odourbearing elephants, i. 2., pride-blind kings,—who sanctified Tripuri, resembling the city of Purandara.”*

As I have elsewhere made out, the era to which the date of the

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Of the duties ofseveral of these officers nothing is known with certainty. The title before the last, with, perhaps, the last itself, is, probably, represented amiss. The das’a-mvilika is called, near the end of the inscription das’a-mrilin.

* So runs the seventh couplet. See the note on it, and two notes further on.

1' See the Journal of the American Orienial Sociely, "01. \'I., p. 501.

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H1.'n_m to any but a division of the tribe of Kshatriyus. Venkatn Adlfwarin, in a curious and fanciful work, doubtless indicates thereby the early Portuguese, settled in the vicinity of Madras. He has the fairness to commend the l:i1'1nas for their justice, and ingenuity in handicrafts. This acknowledgement is, however, set 011' against the accusation of cruelty, impurity, and cheap esteem for Bréhmans. “Greater reprobates would be harder to find in the world ;” and

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22 rerso. _ln the present day, the pundits universally take Huna to denote Europeans.

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mention of Tripuri in this memorial. I The next six syllables are quite efl'aced. From this point to qaio there is

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