Notes on Afghánistan and Part of Balúchistán: Geographical, Ethnographical, and Historical, Extracted from the Writings of Little Known Afghán and Tájzik Historians, Geographers, and Genealogists, the Histories of the Ghúris, the Turk Sovereigns of the Dihli Kingdom, the Mughal Sovereigns of the House of Timúr, and Other Muhammadan Chronicles, and from Personal Observations

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Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1880 - Afghanistan - 98 pages

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Page 62 - ... from birth. He moved out, with his forces to meet the Musalman invaders, and after a severe battle retired within the walls of Kabul, and did not sally out again. Abd-ur-Rahman continued before it for a full year, after which, his army having suffered great hardship and fatigues, the place was taken. The fighting men were put to the sword, and the women and children were made captives. The Kabul Shah was also taken, and his head was ordered to be struck off, but he was spared on his agreeing...
Page 42 - A year hath passed since Aurangzeb is encamped against us, Disordered and perplexed in appearance, and wounded in heart. It is now year after year, that his nobles fall in battle; But his armies swept away, who shall number them! The treasures of India have been spread out before us: The red gold muhurs have been engulphed in the hills. It would not have entered one's head in eighteen guesses, That such events would e'er have happened in these parts.
Page 42 - The red gold muhurs have been engulfed in the hills. It would not have entered one's head in eighteen guesses That such events would e'er have happened in these parts. Still Aurangzeb's malevolence hath not a whit diminished Though the curse of his father it before drew down. For this reason, also, no one can place dependence on him : He is malignant and perfidious ; a breaker of his word. For this state of things, no other termination can be seen, Than that the...
Page 46 - Pathagorcan system of the transmigration of souls. On these doctrines, however, he engrafted some of his own, the most remarkable of which was, that the most complete manifestations of the Divinity were made in the persons of holy men...
Page 28 - J!{Jtei'o.^: the rampart, he was compelled to renounce all hope, and shawwiU '• to raise the siege, after having lost the flower of his army in the prosecution of it. He was harassed on his retreat both Ruiure^nd by the Persians and Afghans; and it was not with- DArAshukon.
Page 1 - ... India. For example in Chutia Nagpur it is the distance a branch could be carried green. A traveller, when starting on a foot journey, broke a branch from the nearest tree and reckoned the number of koses he went by renewing the branch when it withered. A " Gdu kos " (so called in the north 'of Bihar) is the distance at which the lowing of a cow can be heard. It means
Page 7 - an opening more or less broad between two mountains, or ranges of mountains, through which a stream generally flows, and through which opening, in the river's bed, or at its side, a way lies, or a...
Page 25 - Bádsháh had a platform made, and a seat placed there, for his own recreation, and forty steps had to be cut in the rock to reach it.
Page 1 - ... breadth, or 4,000 gaz of 24 fingers' breadth, equal to six fists, or the hand with the fingers doubled, up, each angusht being computed as equal in breadth to six barley corns laid side by side, and each barley corn as equal in breadth to six hairs from the mane of a Turki horse or the tail of a camel.

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