Gazetteer of the Province of Oudh

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Oudh Government Press, 1877 - Oudh (India) - 525 pages
 

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Page 362 - 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 67 - 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 of one kind or another, and none of the king's troops, save those who are disciplined and commanded by European officers, will venture to move against a landholder of this district ; and when the local authorities...
Page 370 - Darwaza, a broad road near the Gumti, about a quarter of a mile long, conducts to the gate of the outer quadrangle. The visitor standing a little west of the road can take in at one view the great Imambara and Rumi Darwaza to the right, with the Husenabad and the Jama Masjid to the left.
Page 254 - 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 254 - At all events, the prince of Deo laid the foundation of Anhulwarra Puttun in S. 802 (AD 746), which henceforth became the capital city of this portion of India, in lieu of Balabhipoora, which gave the title of BaliCa-raes to its princes, the Balhara of the earlier Arabian travellers, and following them, the geographers of Europe.
Page 246 - Sudderjahaun on both knees by my father's side, and he commenced reciting the creed of the faithful. At this crisis my father desiring me to draw near, threw his arms about my neck, and addressed me in the following terms: " My dear boy (baba), take this my last farewell, for here we never meet again. Beware that thou dost not withdraw thy protecting regards from the secluded in my harram—that thou continue the same allowance for subsistence as was allotted by myself.
Page 350 - Kakori ; they never ventured out into the surrounding country to colonize it. The earliest Musalman colonies do not probably date from much before the middle of the 13th century. Amongst the first to come were the Shekhs of Kasmandi in the Malihabad pargana. Then came the Shekhs of Qidwara in the Lucknow pargana in the direction of Satrikh.
Page 63 - 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 water.
Page 497 - Dudeej alive, and in excellent health ; but they thought it their duty to explain to him their orders. He told them that he should be very proud indeed to have his bones used as arms in so holy a cause ; but he had unfortunately vowed to bathe at all the sacred shrines in India before he died, and must perform his vow. Grievously perplexed, the deotas all went and submitted their case to their leader, the god Indur. Indur consulted his chaplain, Brisput, who told him that there was really no difficulty...
Page 67 - 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.

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