Carnatic Chronology: The Hindu and Mahomedan Methods of Reckoning Time Explained; with Essays on the Systems, Symbols Used for Numerals, a New Titular Method of Memory, Historical Records, and Other Subjects

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B. Quaritch, 1863 - Chronology, Hindu - 90 pages
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Page 55 - It has been usual in former times to spill Mahomedan blood on trivial occasions, and for small crimes to mutilate and torture them by cutting off the hands and feet and noses and ears, by putting out eyes, by pulverising the bones of the living criminal with mallets, by burning the body with fire, by crucifixion and by nailing the hands and feet, by flaying alive, by the operation of...
Page ii - Hyder's final raid took place in 'Savari' (AD 1780); but the numeral (SS. 1702) is forgotten; or known only by counting. ... Some [Western] readers will condemn this system as arbitrary and intricate. This cannot be helped. It is their plan, and it is my business to explain it.
Page 67 - English possession as part of the dowry of Catherine of Braganza on her marriage with Charles II.
Page 83 - The name of a country: this name is applied in thePuranas to several places, but it usually signifies a district on the Coromandel coast, extending from below Cuttack to the vicinity of Madras.
Page 27 - Hindoos it is that period during which the moon travels through twelve degrees of her path, it may commence...
Page vi - London in the year 1837, I found a pile of manuscripts in Sanscrit and other languages, chiefly written on palm leaves, in the East India House Library ; where they lay useless. I arranged these, and wrote a catalogue. In consequence of a notice which I printed on the subject the whole hoard was in 1844 transmitted to Madras, where I arranged the volumes in the College Library, and also presented my own Library collected in several years past, of similar manuscripts in Sanscrit, Telugu, Cannadi,...
Page 16 - Iswara 12. Bahudhanya 13. Pramadi 14. Vicrama 15. Vishu 16. Chitrabhanu 17. Swabhanu 18. Tarana. 19. Parthiva 20. Vyaya 21. Sarvajit 22. Sarvadhari 23. Virodhi 24. Vicriti 25. Khara 26. Nandana 27.Vijaya 28.
Page vi - Regarding Musulman history my chief guide has been Ferishta's History of the Deccan ; his account, beginning about AD 1100 and ending in 1585. is excellently translated by Colonel Briggs, who has rendered the dates clear.
Page vi - ... flimsy country paper, which the worms are rapidly destroying ; but the country ink, being made with lampblack, never fades. A few volumes are written on English paper, but, unluckily, -with English ink ; this fades rapidly, and the writing in many places is nearly illegible. I therefore caused copies to be made on English paper with country ink. These copies, including many additional papers which I had myself discovered, now fill forty-eight volumes in small quarto, of " Local Records." In the...
Page 80 - In a chronological point of view, Jupiter's Cycle is important, because it was ever a practice in Southern India, when dating documents, to annex the name of the year of the (Chacra) Cycle.

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