Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Khandesh

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Printed at the Government Central Press, 1880 - Bombay (India : State)

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Page 255 - Lands famed for their richness were utterly barren. Life was offered for a loaf but none would buy; rank for a cake, but none cared for it; the ever-bounteous hand was stretched out to beg, and the rich wandered in search of food. Dog's flesh was sold, and the pounded bones of * Terry's Voyage, 162. Roe, whose chaplain Terry
Page 561 - Princess.' For pathos and sentiment and the unmistakable way of telling its story this picture cannot, says Mr. Griffiths, be surpassed in the history of art. The Florentine could have put better drawing, and the Venetian better colour, but neither could have thrown
Page 605 - were driven from their guns only by the bayonet, and notwithstanding the numbers of the enemy's cavalry and the repeated demonstrations they made of an intention to charge, they were kept at a distance by this infantry.' Camp Assaye, 24th Sept. 1803 : Bom. Sec.
Page 257 - miles east of Burhanpur, a rich place with many bankers and merchants. Jewels, money, and goods from all parts of the •world were found there in abundance. He surrounded and attacked this place, and also another town called Hafdapura, which was outside of the fortifications, and his attack was
Page 276 - to auction among the Peshwa's attendants, who were encouraged to bid high, and were sometimes disgraced if they showed reluctance to enter on this sort of speculation. Next year the same operation was repeated, and the district was generally made over to a higher bidder. A
Page 86 - Barvas are supposed to have the hereditary gift of inspiration. Their powers are dormant till roused by music, and for this reason they have a class of musicians connected with them, proficient in numerous songs in praise of the hill deities. When the recitation of these songs has excited them, the
Page 595 - the population in the fortress was like that of a city, for it was full of men of every kind. After the surrender the inhabitants came out, and there was a continuous throng night and day for a week. Elliot, VI. 140. 1 The Akbar
Page 370 - its population, according to the 1872 census, was 51,581 souls or 104 to the square mile, and in 1879-80 its realisable land revenue was £16,603 (Rs. 1,66,030). Of 295 square miles, the area surveyed in detail, three are occupied by the lands of alienated villages. The remainder, according to the revenue survey, contains 160,248 acres or
Page 84 - is dark, well-made, active, and hardy, with high cheek bones, wide nostrils, and in some cases coarse, almost African, features. These are no doubt stunted and degraded by want and ill health, and perhaps by intermarriage with older and lower tribes. Among the southern and western tribes, who probably more nearly represent the original type of
Page 189 - the exports on the whole exceeding the imports. A special census, taken on the 19th May 1877, when famine pressure was general and severe, showed that of 2745 workers, 1683 belonged to the sub-divisions where the work was carried on

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