Baroda State Delegate at the VIII. International Congress of Orientalists Stockholm (Sweden) and Christiania (Norway) (1889.)

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Hormusji Jumsedji, 1893 - Oriental philology - 239 pages

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Page ix - Hindus are passionately fond of their verses, and always desirous of reciting them, even if they do not understand the meaning of the words, and the audience will snap their fingers in token of joy and applause. They do. not want prose compositions, although it is much easier to understand them. "Most of their books are composed in Sloka, in which I am now exercising myself, being occupied in composing for the Hindus a translation of the books of Euclid and of the Almagest, and dictating to them...
Page 13 - ROUTES OF THE JEWISH MERCHANTS CALLED AL-RADHANIYYA These merchants speak Arabic, Persian, Roman,62 Prankish, Spanish, and Slavonic. They travel from the East to the West and from the West to the East by land as well as by sea.
Page 84 - Bae was the most celebrated princess of her time for beauty and romantic piety. Her compositions were numerous, though better known to the worshippers of the Hindu Apollo than to the ribald bards. Some of her odes and hymns to the deity are preserved and admired. Whether she imbibed her poetic piety from her husband, or whether from her he caught the sympathy which produced the " sequel to the songs of Govinda,
Page 29 - Jeipoor, Oojein, Benares, and Mat'hura, upon a scale of Asiatic grandeur ; and their results were so correct as to astonish the most learned. He had previously used such instruments as those of Ulug Beg (the royal astronomer of Samarcand), which failed to answer his expectations. From the observations of seven years at the various observatories, he constructed a set of tables. While thus engaged, he learned through a Portuguese...
Page 34 - Mandeb and the mouth of the Persian Gulf to Malacca. They were the great carriers all over the Indian Ocean. The Hindoos are not generally credited with being a maritime people. But it is expressly said of those of Goa (1506) 'they were a maritime race, and more inured to the hardships of the sea than all other nations, built ships of great burden, and navigated the coasts.
Page 23 - Camerer. This edition was published at Berlin in two volumes octavo, the first volume in 1824 and the second in 1825. It contains the first six books of the Elements in Greek with a Latin translation, and very good notes which form...
Page 54 - ... prevailing in these parts ; whereas it is evident that from the Telinga or the Tamool the Malayan has not received any portion of its improvement, but from the genuine Hinduvee of the northern provinces, prior to its debasement by the mixture of Arabic nouns and the abuse of verbal auxiliaries. If the communication must necessarily be supposed to have its origin in commerce, I should be inclined to consider the people of Guzerat, notwithstanding their distance, as the instructors of the Malays.
Page 47 - ... facilities for transport within the country and by sea. The system of internal communication, both by land and water, had been enormously improved during the last quarter of the eighteenth and the first of the nineteenth century, but i See p.
Page 35 - ... a rite which his research into the traditions of his nation must have informed him had entailed destruction on all who had attempted it, from the days of Janmeja the Pandu¡ to Jeichund, the last Rajpoot monarch of Canouj. It was a virtual assumption of...
Page 54 - Barros and other authentic writers, and it is well known that the Hindu language has been preserved with more purity in that than in any other maritime province of India. The nature of the affinity suggested will sufficiently appear to those who are conversant with the Hindu dialects by the following examples of Sanscrit words, which are at the same time so familiar to the Malays, and so thoroughly incorporated into their vernacular tongue, that their foreign...

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