Statistical Account of Bhávnagar: Being the Bhávnagar Contribution to the Káthiáwár Portion of the Bombay Gazetteer

Printed at the Education Society's Press, 1880 - 91 頁
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第 18 頁 - ... or landowners, from nine to eighteen per cent., unless land be mortgaged collaterally as security. If, too, ornaments are pledged as security, the rate of interest is lowered. There is no custom of presenting the banker with anything at the time of the repayment of a loan, but rather it is usual for a dsed to be drawn out for a sum in excess of the amount actually paid to the borrower, as Kothli-Chordman, Watdo, or other local name.
第 47 頁 - Knight, Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India. This event is regarded with sorrow by the Government of India, with which the late Maharaja had preserved relations of friendship for more than half a century.
第 5 頁 - Kathiawar by Colonel Walker in 1807-8. The State is divided into 10 Mahals or Parganas, that is, districts. The aspect of the country differs widely in different places, being in some parts, such as the Bhal, a mere salt flat ; in Lilia, a rich plain of black soil ; while parts of the hilly Sihor range, and the hills in the Kundla and other districts, show a country almost mountainous in its configuration. The hills are all volcanic, and consist of trap and basalt piercing through, and in places...
第 5 頁 - Pakistan the area of Baluchistan has been divided into two administrative divisions: the Quetta Division in the north and the Kalat Division in the south. The area of the two divisions is approximately 135,000 square miles, a third of the total area of Pakistan. They are bounded on the south by the Arabian Sea, on the east by the Indus valley, on the north by Afghanistan and on the west by Iran. The population within this area is about 1 million. The mean density of population varies widely from...
第 68 頁 - Wajds and constructed the present fort, which even now is very strong. They constructed also batteries and fortifications on two great rocks called the Bhenslo and Bhensli. The former of these is an island at high water, and still shows traces of the tanks and fortifications which it formerly bore. There is a...
第 5 頁 - Its area is about 2,784 square miles, with a population, according to the census of 1872, of 428,500 souls.
第 84 頁 - It has been overflowed by the sea in quite recent times, and the salt water only retired since the commencement of the eighteenth century. But since the commencement of the present century its retreat has been most marked, and the consequence has been that the Bhdl district has yearly, become of more value.
第 67 頁 - Hastakampra, which had been formed by the contraction of the syllables ava to «, and the insertion of a nasal, according to the habits of the Gujaratis. The loss of the 42. After P apik 6 there is another gulf, exposed to the violence' of the waves and running up to the north. Near its mouth is an island called B ai 6 nes, and at its very head it receives a vast river called the Mais. Those bound for Barugaza sail up this gulf (which has a breadth of about 300 stadia), leaving the island on the...
第 53 頁 - There are Pagis, or trackers, in all villages of any importance, and in many villages the Pasaitds willingly agree to be responsible for compensation in case of robberies being committed within the village lands.
第 66 頁 - Kdgbai ! until it has filled the 500 millions of miles of the earth's circumference. The Baria Kolis, who were daring pirates, carried their depredations so far as to plunder British vessels, and in AD 1771 a British force was sent to co-operate with Akherajji of Bhavnagar in subduing them. After a brief conflict the Kolis were driven out, but as Akherajji was unwilling to accept Talaja, it was bestowed on the Nawab of Cambay, who deputed a governor thither. It proved, however, a troublesome...