Memoirs on the History, Folk-lore, and Distribution of the Races of the North Western Provinces of India: Being an Amplified Edition of the Original Supplemental Glossary of Indian Terms, Volume 1

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Trübner & Company, 1869 - Caste - 396 pages
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Page 249 - Let no father, who knows the law, receive a gratuity, however small, for giving his daughter in marriage ; since the man who, through avarice, takes a gratuity for that purpose, is a seller of his offspring.
Page 371 - We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich, beyond the dreams of avarice'.
Page 185 - Last year I was a weaver, this year I am a Shaikh, Next year, if grain is dear, I shall be a Saiyad, — meaning that if he sold his crops well he should be wealthy enough to assume this latter title.
Page 275 - ... of his body. 167. He, who was begotten, according to law, on the wife of a man deceased, or impotent, or disordered, after due authority given to her, is called the lawful son of the wife.
Page 18 - Mahadeva to create new ones. He therefore formed the Charan equally devout as the Bhat, but of bolder spirit, and gave him in charge those favourite animals. From that period no bull was ever destroyed by the lion.
Page 9 - India, who beesM°s" are professed robbers and thieves, the two principal are the Baugrees and Moghees, both Hindus of the lowest caste. They came originally from the Western parts of India, chiefly from the neighbourhood of Chittore. The Moghees can hardly be said to have passed the Chumbul, but the Baugrees have settled in the Eastern parts of Malwa in considerable numbers...
Page 149 - ... TRIBE OF GAUR BRAHMANS. GAUR. IT has been already stated that this tribe has given its name to the five Brahmanical tribes of Northern India, but that the Gaurs Proper are confined to two districts. One of these is Bengal, more particularly its central tract. The other may be described as follows : " It runs through the Rampur territory as far as the Ramganga ; thence through Serauli, Seondara, Nerauli, Bahjoi, Rajpura, Dubhai, and the western borders of Koel, Chandaus, Noh Jhil, and Kosi. The...
Page 315 - Chittaur, about 1560 AD They claim to have been originally Rajpoots, and state that their ancestors lost their caste by taking to intoxicating liquors and eating fowls.
Page 84 - one of the original tribes of India. Tradition fixes their residence to the north of the Ghagra, touching the Bhars on the east in the vicinity of the Rohini. Several old forts testify...
Page 3 - Ahlrs were also at one time Rajas of Nepal, at the beginning of our era ; and they are perhaps connected with the Pala, or shepherd dynasty, which ruled in Bengal from the ninth to the latter part of the eleventh century, and which, if we may put trust in monumental inscriptions, were for some time the universal monarchs of India

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