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(1) Corrupt Text of Cure - Charm No. I for Diarrhoa and Dysentery.

व्यतिसार १ द

गंगा यमुना तौथेर पानि । यह काहिनो काहिनी । से खाइनो पानि । व्याज हद्दते दूर हइनो अमुकेर बान्दाया तुखानी । सिद्धि गुरु श्री रामेर

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(2) Corrupt Text of Cure - Charm No. II for Dysentery.

पेट से ब्यांव खून का निकालना बंद करना । खागरेर कूले उपजिल शूल । ब्यारे पौ ब्योर पानि । असुकेर सूचिनाम रक्त भूल छाड़ानि घमेरे आमा । (3) Corrupt Text of Cure - Charm No. I for Rheumatism.

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बात् रे ब।त् जाग लोम तोर जाति । व्यमावस्या मंगल बारे तोर उत्पति दुइयाबात्-पुद्दयावत्-पाथुरिया बात्, सजटिया बात्, रामे बोले न हरत् । लक्ष्मणे बोले न चल चल व्यमुरेर कांगे थाकिवार पैल लंकाय पड़ सिद्धि गुरु श्री रामेर आज्ञा, गंगा यमुना त्रिवेणो व्यसुकार काहिनी अनुकार खंड कठना मानि ।

( 4 ) Corrupt Text of Cure - Charm No. II for Rheumatism.

बात बात व्यकाल बात्, अन्ध बात कुतते बात् कुट कुटरे बात् । आमार प्रति चक्रे शीघ्र फाट् । तोमार डीके पवन पुत्र हनुमाना कार यन्त्राय । शबा श्री रामेर बाज्ञा ।

( 5 ) Corrupt Text of Cure - Charm for Fever.

मनखा वैदाम नव के कपटी बसे कपाल हाव के मूले हनुमण्ड को व्याप सोसी जंग, पाड़ान रिवान मंत्र शान्ति गायत्री तामसेन देवता माहवा राजा, तिजाट, एक ज्वरा, दो ज्वरा, तिन ज्वरा ; चारि ज्वरा, सात ज्वरा ; जो रहै तौ राजा अजय पालका चक्र व है ; तँतिस कोट देवता तेरे मंत्र को शक्ति से चलें। चोंच न खंड में जाय चोर नगारे वादानखाय । चणे बाम क्षणे दक्षिण, चणे व्यासे होर व्यजन सोरो स्मरिरे काया विख्यात होर ।


I.-Samasamayik Bhārat, Parts I, II, III, & VIII.

By Professor Jogendra Nath Samaddar (Messrs. Samaddar Brothers, Moradpur, Patna).

This is the first attempt to present in Bengali a free translation of all the ancient foreign accounts of India available at the present day. Although summaries of what certain ancient Greek and Chinese travellers said about India in the past have already been given in Bengali in such books as Mr. Ram Pran Gupta's Prachin Bharat, and in Megasthenes-er Bharat Bibaran, no previous writer has attempted such a comprehensive task in Bengali as has been undertaken by Prof. Samaddar. The language of the translations is generally clear and simple, and the foot-notes add to the value and usefulness of the translations.

The introductions written for the four volumes by four distinguished scholars of Bengal add to the interest of the work. An interesting theory has been started by Mr. Nagendra Nath Basu, in his foreword to Part II, of the work. He says that Megasthenes came as an ambassador to the court not of Chandra Gupta but of his grandson Asoka. This is not the place to discuss the merits of this theory.

We are sorry

to find in these volumes a number of printing mistakes which we hope will be corrected in a later edition. On the whole we have no hesitation in saying that Prof. Samaddar's work will prove a valuable contribution to the growing historical literature of Bengal.


I.-Minutes of an Ordinary Meeting of the Society.

His Honour Sir Edward Gait, K.C.S.I., C.I.E., President, in the Chair.

Dr. D. B. Spooner read a paper on Hindu Architecture which was illustrated by magic lantern slides. In introducing the lecturer, His Honour the President observed as follows:

"In the course of my annual address I mentioned that efforts were being made to persuade experts in the various subjects with which the Bihar and Orissa Research Society deals to contribute papers to our Journal stating broadly what is already known and indicating the lines on which future research should proceed. Amongst others we approached Dr. Spooner and the paper he is about to read to us on types of architecture is, I hope, only the first of a series.

Dr. Spooner is an archeologist of high repute, and he is far too well known to you all to need any introduction from me. I will, therefore, without wasting time ask him to read his paper, which I am sure we shall all listen to with the greatest interest."

Dr. Spooner then read his paper which is printed at pages 119134 of this Journal. After the paper had been read, a vote of thanks to the lecturer was proposed by the Hon'ble Sir Edward Chamier and seconded by the Hon'ble Mr. Oldham and carried with acclamation by all present. After the lecture, His Honour the President exhibited three pieces of copper which was recently found about a foot below the surface on the bank of the Gülpa

*Held at the Patna College, Bankipore, on the 26th February, 1916.

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