The History of the Reign of Shah-Aulum: The Present Emperor of Hindostaun. Containing the Transactions of the Court of Delhi, and the Neighbouring States, During a Period of Thirty-six Years: Interspersed with Geographical and Topographical Observations on Several of the Principal Cities of Hindostaun. With an Appendix

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author, 1798 - Delhi (India : City) - 254 pages
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Page i - Aulum, the present emperor of Hindostaun , containing the transactions of the court of Delhi, and the neighbouring states, during a period of thirty-six years ; interspersed with geographical and topographical observations on several of the principal cities of Hindostaun, with an appendix containing the following tracts ; viz.
Page 202 - Delhi, now the fort, covered a vast parallelogram, 1600 feet by 3200, with exquisite and sumptuous buildings in marble and fine stone...
Page 211 - I judge the building to be a hundred and fifty feet in length by forty in breadth. The roof is flat, supported by numerous' columns of fine white marble, which have been richly ornamented with inlaid flowered work of different coloured stones : the cornices and borders have been decorated with a frieze and sculptured work. The ceiling was formerly incrusted with a rich foliage of silver throughout...
Page 201 - This mosque is situated about a quarter of a mile from the royal palace ; the foundation of it was laid upon a rocky eminence, named Jujula Pahar, and has been scarped on purpose. The ascent to it is by a flight of stone steps, thirty-five in number, through a handsome gateway of red stone. The doors of this gateway are covered throughout with plates of wrought brass, which Mr. Bernier imagined to be copper. The terrace on which the mosque is situated, is...
Page 202 - Nuski character, and are said to contain great part, if not the whole, of the Koran. The inside of the. mosque is paved throughout with large flags of white marble, decorated with a black border; and is wonderfully beautiful and delicate : the flags • are about three feet in length by one and a half broad. The walls and roof are lined with plain white marble; and near the Kibla is a handsome taak, or niche, adorned with a profusion of frieze-work.
Page 211 - ... marble, which have been richly ornamented with inlaid flowered work of different coloured stones : the cornices and borders have been decorated with a frieze. and sculptured work. The ceiling was formerly incrusted with a rich foliage of silver throughout its whole extent, which has been long since taken away.
Page 134 - Sindhia appeared before the place. Contrary, however, to all expectations, it held out but a short time. It has been imagined that the fears of the women for the preservation of their honour and effects had inclined the commandant of the fort to pacific measures. Certain it is that...
Page 173 - Entering armed into the audience chamber, he infolently demanded aflignments for the payment of his troops, who were then clamorous for their arrears. The king in vain pleaded his total inability to afford any relief, but 'told the rebel to feize upon whatever he thought proper within the pre* MS.
Page 202 - Musjed is faced with large slabs of beautiful white marble ; and along the cornice are ten compartments, four feet long, and two and a half broad, which are inlaid with inscriptions in black marble, in the Nuski character, and are said to contain great part, if not the whole, of the Koran.
Page 211 - The ceiling was formerly incrusted with a rich foliage of silver throughout its whole extent, which has been long since taken away. The delicacy of the inlaying in the compartments of the walls is much to be admired. And it is a matter of bitter regret to see the barbarous ravages that have been made by picking out the different cornelians, and breaking the marble by violence. Around the exterior of the...

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