Gazetteer of the Province of Oudh...: N-Z

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Printed at the Oudh government Press, 1877 - Oudh (India)
 

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Page 354 - This immense building is covered with vaults of a very simple form and still simpler construction, being of a rubble or coarse concrete several feet in thickness, which is laid on a rude mould or centering of bricks and mud, and allowed to stand a year or two to set and dry. The...
Page 56 - In this xespect it is reputed one of the worst districts in Oude. Within the last few years the king's troops have been frequently beaten and driven out with loss, even when commanded by a European officer. The landholders and armed peasantry of the different villages unite their quotas of auxiliaries, and concentrate upon them on a concerted signal, when they are in pursuit of robbers and rebels. Almost every able-bodied man of every village in Bangur is trained to the use of arms...
Page 362 - Imambara as a burial place for himself ; it consists of two large enclosures, one of which is at right angles to the other. Leaving the fort by the great Rumi...
Page 245 - Most of these princes have lived a long time, and many of them have reigned above fifty years ; and those of the country believe that the length of their lives and of their reigns is granted them iu recompense 1'or their kindness to the Arabs. In truth, there are no princes more heartily affectionate to the Arabs, and their subjects profess the same friendship for us.
Page 271 - Hardoi district, and it is probable that the Amethias were an offshoot of the same immigration. Tradition discovers them first at Shiupuri and afterwards at the celebrated fortress of Kalinjar. Somewhere about the time of Tamerlane's invasion of Hindustan, Raipal Singh left Kalinjar and settled at Amethi in the Lucknow district. "His descendants say that he was sent by the Delhi emperor to suppress a rebellion in Oudh, and that he defeated and slew Balbhadra Sen Bisen, with sixteen thousand of his...
Page 57 - ... pot, buried her in the floor of the apartment, where the mother lay, and lit a fire over the grave ; that he made all haste home as soon as he heard of the birth of a daughter, removed the fire and earth from the pot, and took out his child. She was still living, but two of her fingers which had not been sufficiently covered were a good deal burnt. He had all possible care taken of her, and she still lives', and both he and his wife are very fond of her.
Page 244 - Sauras,-f- or worshippers of the sun ; most probably the generic name of the tribe as well as of the peninsula.} By a natural catastrophe, or as the Hindu superstitious chroniclers will have it, as a punishment for the piracies of the prince of Deo, the element whose privilege he abused rose and overwhelmed his capital. As...
Page 53 - Ganges he found an old elephant and mounted into the hauda, where he found a eunuch of his household named Kafur. He ordered the driver to cross the river, but the man told him that the animal was quite unequal to it, and would be drowned. Kafur hinted to the Emperor that the man wished to carry over the elephant to the Afghans, and that it was better to put him to death ; that he would undertake to guide the animal. On this Humdyun drew his sword and struck the driver, who fell wounded into the...
Page 57 - He had given no orders to have her preserved, as his wife was confined sooner than he expected ; but the family took it for granted that she was to be -destroyed, and in running home to preserve her he acted on the impulse of the moment. The practice of destroying female infants is so general among this tribe, that a family commonly destroys the daughter as soon as born, when the father is from home, and has given no special orders about it, taking it to be his wish as a matter of course.
Page 245 - The place groaned with a multitude of separate buildings for the armoury, for elephants, horses, and chariots, for the public accountants and officers of state. Each kind of goods had its separate...

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