Transactions of the Bombay Geographical Society, 5권

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Bombay Geographical Society, 1840
 

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24 페이지 - ' Proceeding up the water-course we at length reached a spot where the water supplying the rivulet gushes in a large volume from the rocks to the left. I slaked my thirst in the living spring, and drank to repletion of the delightfully cool and transparent waters. This locality is called Ali MusjU.
162 페이지 - ... unsurpassed, in the mass, by any other Afghan tribe for commanding stature and strength. They are brave and warlike, but the generality of them have a sternness of disposition amounting to ferocity, and their brutal manners are not discountenanced by their chiefs. Some of the inferior Ghilzae are so violent in their intercourse with strangers that they can scarcely be considered in the light of human beings.
175 페이지 - It was a malek of this tribe who conducted Nadir Shah, and a force of cavalry, by the route of Chura and Tirah, to Peshawer, when the principal road through the hills was defended against him.
61 페이지 - ... together. They are then presented to the couple, who preserve them with much care, so long as they find it agreeable or convenient to live together. If desirous to separate, the twigs are broken and the marriage dissolved. The Siah Posh build their houses of wood, of several storeys in height, and much embellished with carving. These accounts are trustworthy, as we witness that the Safi of Kaziabad, in the hills west of Lughman, and who have been converted, actually reside in such dwellings....
129 페이지 - Pan jab and of the territories of Ranjit Singh, is a city of undoubted antiquity, and has been long celebrated for its extent and magnificence. The extravagant praises bestowed upon it by the historians of Hindustan, must, however, be understood as applicable to a former city, of which now only the ruins are seen. To it must also be referred the current proverb which asserts that 'Isphihun and Shir,,z united would not equal the half of Lahore'.
175 페이지 - Chura are said to be fertile and well peopled vallies, enjoying a cool climate in comparison with that of Peshawer, and it is not unusual for the Sirdars and others, who have an understanding with the inhabitants, to pass the warm weather in the former of these places, which has also frequently become a place of refuge to the distressed. At Chura resides Khan...
82 페이지 - I believe the apple and pear. Mulberries and apricots are plentiful, as are also melons in their season. The valley of Shall may be about twelve miles in length, with an average breadth of three or four miles. It is well supplied with water, and besides good wheat and barley, yields much lucerne, with, I believe, some madder.
162 페이지 - Ghilzae are both an agricultural and a pastoral people, and dwell in villages and castles, as well as in tents. They are a remarkably tall, fine race of men, with marked features, the Ohtak and Thoki peasantry being probably unsurpassed, in the mass, by any other Afghan tribe for commanding stature and strength. They are brave and warlike, but the generality of them have a sternness of disposition amounting to ferocity, and their brutal manners are not discountenanced by their chiefs. Some of the...
138 페이지 - time was that a Sikh and a robber were synonymous terms, now few thefts are heard of and seldom or never those wholesale forays to which the chiefs were so much addicted".15 Different defects have been pointed out in Ranjit Singh's administrative system.
148 페이지 - ... regular, with an aquiline nose. He carries a long white beard, and wants the left eye. Though apparently advanced in years, I believe he has not completed fifty. On the right side of his neck a large scar is visible, probably the effect of a wound. In his diet he is represented to be abstemious, but he has always been perniciously prone to copious cups of the strongest spirits, which, with his unbounded sensuality, has brought on him premature old age, with a serious burthen of infirmities :...

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