Gazetteer for the Haidarabad Assigned Districts Commonly Called Berár, 1870

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Printed at the Education Society's Press, 1870 - 282 pàgines

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Pàgina 192 - Thammuz came next behind, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties all a summer's day, While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded...
Pàgina 143 - This outer fort has a third wall, which covers the approach to it from the north by the village of Labada. All these walls are strongly built, and fortified by ramparts and towers.
Pàgina 190 - ... portion of the popular religion of the country. Men are driven by their feeling of the awfulness of invisible power surrounding them to propitiate every strange shape or striking natural object; their piety leads them to pay reverence to useful animals, and even to the implements of a profitable trade. The people have set up tutelary deities without number, who watch over the interests of separate classes or callings, and who are served by rites peculiar to their shrines, and there is a continual...
Pàgina 133 - It may be pointed out here that the provisions of the Treaty of 1853 which required the submission of annual accounts of the Assigned Districts to the Nizam, were productive of much inconvenience and embarrassing discussions. Difficulties had also arisen regarding the levy of the 5 per cent, duty on goods under the commercial treaty of 1802. To remove these difficulties, and at the same time to reward the Nizam for his services in the...
Pàgina 195 - Urs, or annual ceremony of these saints, like the martyr's day of St. Edmund or St. Thomas of Canterbury, has degenerated into much that is mere carnal traffic and pagan idolatry, a scandal to the rigid Islamite. Yet, if he uplifts his voice against such soul-destroying abuses, he may be hooted by 1 " Rambles and Recollections,
Pàgina 143 - Taptee. It stands on a lofty mountain in this range, and consists of one complete inner fort which fronts to the south, where the rock is most steep ; and an outer fort, which covers the inner to the north-west and north.
Pàgina 12 - ... certainly is met with, but it is the ordinary vesicular ash of the traps, full of zeolite, and such as may be found everywhere in the Deccan. The hollow is as nearly as possible circular, rather more than a mile in diameter. The sides nearly precipitous. A stream from a small spring which supplies Loonar with water has cut a shallow ravine down to the lake which occupies the depression. There is no outlet. The sides of the crater to the north and north-east are absolutely level with the surrounding...
Pàgina 133 - They gave liberal advances to cotton-growers, set up cotton screws at Khamgaon and other places, and took up generally the export of produce from the Nizam's country. In 1841 large assignments of revenue in Berar, for reimbursement of advances to the State were made to them by Chandu Lai; but in 1843 that minister resigned, having conducted the State...
Pàgina 128 - Marathas appointed another, and both claimed the revenue ; while foragers from each side exacted forced contributions : so that the harassed cultivator often threw up his land, and helped to plunder his neighbour.
Pàgina 191 - Hinduism lies in urgent need of a Pope or acknowledged orthodox head, " to control its wonderful elasticity and receptivity, to keep up the standard of deities and saints, and generally to prevent superstitions running wild into a tangled jungle of polytheism.

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