The Legends of the Panj‚b, Volume 2

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Education Society's Press, 1884 - English poetry
 

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Page ix - It is to be hoped that some one will be found to take up this phase of the subject.
Page 294 - The millet is drying up in the yard ; hear, Raja Dhol, The millet is drying up in the earth, The Princess is pining for her love, the wife of Dhol her husband!
Page 477 - The text was recited to me in 1884 by Ghulam Muhammad Balachani. i. CHAKUR TO JARO. Chakur, son of Shaihak, sings : of the day when Jaro's beard was seized he sings : of the slaying of Haddeh he sings. O Mughal, saddle your steed, as swift as deer or tiger; saddle your fiery Arab and bring him close to me. that I may tell you a dream. The Rinds are my mountain forts, but for a slain Rind there is no door open, on both sides his life is shut in. Because he arose in sport, Jaro with knife and dagger...
Page xxi - The average villager one meets in the Panjab and Northern India is at heart neither a Muhammadan, nor a Hindu, nor a Sikh, nor of any other religion as such is understood by its orthodox, or to sPeak more correctly, authorised exponents ; but his religion is a confused unthinking worship of things held to be holy, whether men or places, in fact Hagiolatry.
Page 528 - Stories. A collection of tales told by little children, between sunset and sunrise, in the Panjab and Kashmir. By FA Steel and RC Temple. Bombay, 1884.
Page 489 - So they went, and encamped near Haivtan's village. Haivtan attacked and defeated them and slew both Bijar and Shaihak. Bijar had a very long beard. Haivtan cut it off and made himself a swish (for flies) of it- And Shaihak's ribs he stuck on spits and made roast meat of them. Then Haivtan shaved off his own beard, 'Lest,' he said, ' they cut off my beard also, and make a swish of it.
Page 394 - A eunuch might not be converted (Milindapanhd, IV, vii, 53), nor might he be ordained (Mahdvagga, i, 61), and a bhikkhu was forbidden to castrate himself (Chullavagga, v, 7). Eunuchs were permitted to marry (Manu, ix, 79, 204). Dancers, who are of low caste in India, were castrated (Mahdbhdrata, iii...
Page 445 - Whose clothes (Yogi's) are red and whose minds are clear, return not from the wilds. Is a Jogi every one's friend?
Page 491 - Dodais made war on the Rinds who returned. Those Rinds who went on with Mir Chakur have become divided and are now Jatts; but those who returned remained Baloches. Chakur went on to Dilli (Debli) with King Humayun, when he marched down and took Dilli.
Page 422 - ... hearts that peradventure, for all its inevitability, the action of fate may possibly be avoidable : " Death met him in the street and fate stopt the way (for flight). When thy fate was written had I been by, I would have made a great cry to God and had it written favourably.

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