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

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R. Faulder, 1808 - India

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Page 17 - This tree, which in most parts of Asia is called the Chinur, grows to the size of an oak, and has a taper, straight trunk, with a silver-coloured bark, and its leaf, not unlike an expanded hand, is of a pale green.
Page 197 - ... bread, cheese, and onions which supplied our evening meal giving me a violent thirst, I made frequent applications to our water stock. The seid, seeing that I had taken more than a just portion, required that the residue should be reserved for his ceremonial ablutions. While the seid retired to pray I went in search of fuel, and, returning first to our quarter, I hastily drank off the remaining water, and again betook myself to woodcutting, that I might not be discovered near the empty vessel...
Page 20 - The wool of the shaul is not produced in the country, but brought from districts of Thibet,, lying at the distance of a month's journey to the north-east. It is originally of a dark grey colour, and is bleached in Kashmire by the help of a certain preparation of rice flour.
Page 79 - ... bricks, exhibit a mean appearance, and are ill suited to the grandeur which I expected to see in the capital of a great empire. But the Afghans are a rude unlettered people, and their chiefs have little propensity to the refinements of life, which indeed their country is ill qualified to gratify.
Page 22 - Kashmire are seen merchants and commercial agents of most of the principal cities of northern India, also of Tartary, Persia, and Turkey, who, a,t the same time, advance their fortunes, and enjoy...
Page 21 - But the value of this commodity may be largely enhanced by the intror diiction of flowered work ; and when you are in^formed that the sum of one hundred rupees is occasionally given for a shaul to the weaver, the half amount may be fairly ascribed to the ornaments. A PORTION of the revenue of Kashmire is transmitted to the Afghan capital in shaul goods, which I had an opportunity of seeing previously to the dispatch, and from the information then received, I am reasonably confirmed in the accuracy...
Page 27 - 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 issued an order without a blow of the side of their hatchet, a common weapon of the Afghans and used by them in war as a battle-axe."— A Hindu named Dila Ram Kuli won favour of Haji Karimdad Khan and was appointed Dewan.
Page 305 - In the karavansera allotted to them, which is commodious and detached, they make their ablutions and offer up their prayers, without attracting even the curiosity of the Christians'; and they do not fail to gratefully contrast so temperate a conduct with that of Persia, where their religion, persons, and property, are equally exposed to the attacks of bigotry and avarice...
Page 17 - The rose of Kashmire for its brilliancy and delicacy of odour has long been proverbial in the East.
Page 26 - Encouraged by the liberality and indulgence of the Moguls, they gave a loose to their pleasures and the b.ent of their genius. They appeared in gay apparel, constructed costly buildings, and were much addicted to the pleasures of the table. The interests of this province were so strongly favoured at the court, that every complaint against its governors \vas attentively listened to, and any attempt to molest the people, restrained or punished.

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