Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency ..., Volume 8

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Printed at the Government Central Press, 1884 - Bombay (India : State)
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Page 430 - Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, he, having communicated to the Sultan of Muscat his full powers found in good and due form, and the aforesaid Sultan of Muscat, Seyyid Toorkee-bin-Said, acting on his own behalf, they have agreed upon and concluded the following Articles : — Art.
Page 329 - Kathiawir, presided over by the Political Agent, aided by three or four Chiefs, for the trial of capital crimes in the estates of Chiefs who were too weak to punish such offences and of crimes committed by petty chiefs upon one another or otherwise than in the legitimate exercise of authority. With this exception the Political Agent exercised no magisterial powers. A curious feature in the constitution of the court of criminal justice was that the chiefs, who sat with the Political Agent, were judges,...
Page 512 - There is no God but God, Muhammad is the apostle of God " ; the age selected varies from six to sixteen, or thereabouts.
Page 1 - Cntch and the straight line of the Gujarat coast. Its physical features suggest that it may once have been an island or a group of islands of volcanic origin. Half way along its northern border stretches a flat desert called the Ran, which in the rainy season becomes a shallow lake and in the dry season is bare of vegetation and studded with deposits of salt. Between Kathiawar and the Gujarat mainland a belt of salt land, with occasional marshes and pools, shows that at one time a channel joined...
Page 326 - Whatever the evidence in his possession, the complainant, instead of using it, most frequently preferred compelling the defendant to undergo an ordeal or to take an oath, and the defendant, on the other hand often sought to anticipate his assailant by referring the matter through him to the same judicium Dei. Thus, the point in dispute was often determined by the success of one of the parties in putting the other upon his trial by oath or ordeal, for, especially in the case of persons of character,...
Page 53 - ... running up to the north. Near its mouth is an island called B ai 6 nes, and at its very head it receives a vast river called the Mais. Those bound for Barugaza sail up this gulf (which has a breadth of about 300 stadia), leaving the island on the left till it is scarcely visible in the horizon, when they shape their course east for the mouth of the river that leads to Barugaza. This is called the Namnadios.
Page 391 - Taldja, the fort was offered to Akherajji by the Bombay Government, but he refused to accept it, and it was in consequence made over to the Nawab of Cambay.
Page 259 - In accordance with custom, school hours were from seven to eleven in the morning and from one to five in the afternoon, except Saturday afternoons and holidays. After eight hours of school, the older boys were "to have exercises to prepare at night...
Page 606 - Paleetana ; street after street, and square after square, extend these shrines of the Jain faith, with their stately enclosures, half palace, half fortress, raised, in marble magnificence, upon the lonely and majestic mountain, and like the mansions of another world, far removed in upper air from the ordinary tread of mortals.
Page 116 - Bahirwuteea has little to fear from those who are not in the immediate ' interest of his enemy, and he is in consequence enabled to commit very ' extensive mischief, until he may be extirpated, or his principal forced to

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