A Journey from Bengal to England: Through the Northern Part of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, and Persia, and Into Russia, by the Caspian-Sea, Volumes 1-2

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R. Faulder, 1798 - Afghanistan - 297 pages

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Page 165 - has a thin soft skin, and contains a large quantity of juice,, than which nothing, in hot weather or after fatigue can be more grateful."!
Page 16 - Kashmire has generally a flat surface, and being copiously watered, yields abundant crops of rice, which is the common food of the inhabitants. At the base of the surrounding hills, where the land is higher, wheat, barley, and various other grains are cultivated. A...
Page 21 - This extreme rigour has sensibly affected the department and manners of the Kashmirians who shrink with dread from the Afghan oppression and are fearful of making any display of opulence During my stay in Kashmir, I often witnessed the harsh treatment which the common people received at the hands of their masters who rarely...
Page 14 - Islamabad, where the breadth is about. forty miles, which is continued with little variation to the town of Sampre, whence the mountains by a regular inclination to the westward come to a point, and divide Casmir from the territory of Muzoferabad.
Page 291 - This conduct, inimical to the progress of civilization, and an impediment to the influx of wealth, proceeds from an extreme jealousy of strangers* added to a rapacity of temper, which make them averse to the encouragement of any scheme in whose success they do not immediately participate. THE...
Page 99 - Rajepoot diftrids, who by their induftry and mercantile knowledge, have eflentially augmented its trade and wealth. The Turcoman merchants of Bochara and Samarkand, alfo frequent this mart, whence they tranfport into their own country a confiderable quantity of indigo, with which commodity Kandahar is annually fupplied from various parts of upper India.
Page 7 - Afghan government crush the spirit of the people. THE city, which in the ancient annals of India was known by the name of Siringnaghur, but now by that of the province at large, extends about three miles on each side of the river Jalum, over which are four or five wooden bridges, and occupies in some part of its breadth, which is irregular, about two miles.
Page 13 - ... bark; and its leaf, not unlike an expanded hand, is of a pale green. When in full foliage, it has a grand and beautiful appearance; and, in the hot weather, it affords a refreshing shade.
Page 11 - Shalimar is constructed of masonry as far as the lower pavilion, from whence the stream is conveyed through a bed of earth, in the centre of an avenue of spreading trees, to the lake, which, with other streams of less note, it supplies and refreshes.
Page 172 - He then made strict search among our neighbours for the perpetrator of this robbery, as he termed it ; but receiving no satisfactory information, he deliberately delivered him or them to the charge of every devil in the infernal catalogue, and went grumbling to sleep.

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