Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency ..., Volume 6

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Printed at the Government Central Press, 1880 - Bombay (India : State)
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Page 135 - Bombay, and ia said to have been so struck with the city, that he determined to improve the roads and buildings of his own capital. But in 1872, before any progress had been made with the proposed works, he died. With Bhavansing the main branch of the Sunth family came to an end.
Page 168 - Mimusops indica, tree, • commonly resorted to as a tree of ordeal. Its intertwined branches form a loop, through which suspected persons are made to pass, the popular belief being that while shrinking and holding fast the guilty, the loop allows the innocent to pass through unhindered.
Page 147 - Uchad ; and Chudesar and Nalia from Jiral. Early in the eighteenth century, when Moghal authority was weakened and Maratha supremacy not established, the Sankheda chiefs were able to spread their power over the rich plain lands of Gujarat enforcing tribute in land and money as far as the walls of Baroda. But they had no long respite, for the Marathas, not content with recovering the chief part of the revenues of the plain villages, pressed the chiefs in their own lands, and by sending an armed force...
Page 168 - Ghor to see whence the light came. On the coming of Bawa Ghor, Makhan Devi sank under the ground, and the saint settling there worked, and still works, miracles. Even a tiger obeys his orders, and, if his victim only calls on the saint's name, the tiger stops eating him.
Page 169 - Topi's army was routed by Brigadier Parke in December 1858. On the side of the lake, stands a rich Hindu temple, with a fantastically carved spire. Through the trees that fringe the lake, the town roofs may be seen, and, above them, the palace, a curious incongruous mixture of old and new styles. This building is in a large court1 The fort and town of Sunth stands three or four miles from the open country to the westward, from which it is separated by moderately high hills. The ruling chief in 1806...
Page 199 - Ratanpur, the village of gems, and there made over to the contractor or his agent. The average outturn of two men, working from eight to ten hours, is from ten to forty pounds weight of stones. " The contractor divides the stones into two classes, those which should and those which should not be baked. Three stones are left unbaked : an onyx called mora or bawa ghori, the cats'-eye called cheshamdar or dola, and a yellow half-clear pebble called rori or lasania.
Page 31 - If the matter is not quietly settled, a feud runs on between the families until the bride is seized by force from the bridegroom's family or his cattle are carried off. Sometimes a woman boldly walks into the house of the man she wishes to marry and declares that he is her husband. Should he be willing, he sends for her father, makes him a present of Rs.
Page 13 - February and the three following months, kdth making gives employment to a large number of Kolis and Naikdas. Branches stripped of their bark are cut into small three or four inch pieces and boiled in earthen pots till only a thick sticky decoction remains. A narrow pit five or six feet deep is dug and a basketful of the extract placed over the pit's mouth, the water soaks into the earth and the refuse remains in the basket, leaving the kath in the pit.
Page 181 - Here's to our country, bounded on the north by the great lakes, on the east by the Atlantic, on the south by the Gulf, and on the west by the Pacific!

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