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Commerce
Commerce. From The Earliest Histmic Times, Products From The S.e. Of Asia Have Been Carried To The West By The Same Sea Routes Its Are Now Followed, Or Have Been, As Now, Carried Across The Deserts Of Central Asia And Through The Passes In Its Mountain Ranges. The Earliest Route ...

Compass
Compass. Soekompass, . . Dan. Paduman, • . Malay. Zeekompas, . . . Dut. Comiu1330 De Maresr, Port. Compas De Mer, . . Fr. Kompass Kombelnii, 11oussole, „ Sjocompass, . . . Sr. Kompass, . Ger., Tam. Aguja De Rnarear, . „ Bussola It. Kompassu, . . . The Compass ...

Confucius
Confucius, Kung-fu-tze, Was Born B.c. 551 In Tsow, A District Of The Province Of Shan Tung. He Died In The Year 479 B.c., At The Age Of 72 Or 73. He Was Of A Ducal House, Descended From A Brother Of Chow, The Last Sovereign Of The Yin Dynasty. His ...

Conocarpus Latifolia
Conocarpus Latifolia. T?oxb. Andersonia Altissima,ro.rb. Lanegeissus Latifolius, Tvall. Dinduga, . . Can. Vellai Naga Maram, Tam. Thoura, . . . . Hum. Tella Neredu Olean, Tel. Dawura ; Dbowa,. Marl Ski Manu, . , „ Thoura, . . . „ Dhoboo; Nongo.liah,uria. Daa Woo Gess, . . Singh, Pooroo, . ...

Coorg
Coorg, A British Province Between Lat. 11° 56' And 20° 50' N., Long. 75° 24' And. 76° 13' E., Area 1580 Square Miles, And, In 1881, A Population Of 178,302, Of Whom 100,439 Were Males And 77,863 Females. Its Prominent Inhabitants Are The Kodaga Or Coorg Mountaineers, Who Were Ruled ...

Cooroombar
Cooroombar, A Race Of Wynad, Very Docile, Quick Of Imitation, And Slavishly Submissive To Their Rnoodely Or Head, Who Exercises Undisputed Power Over His Own Family, Numerically Containing About Twenty Or Thirty Beings. Those Employed By The Coffee-planters 0.re A Little Civilised, Appre Ciating The Comforts Of Life In A ...

Coote
Coote, Sin Eyre, K.c.b., A Distinguished British Officer, Who Served In India From The Niiddle Of The 18th Century, And In Command In The Kar Natio From 1759 During The Contests For Supre Macy Between The British And French. At The Battle Of Plassey In 1757, While A Major In ...

Copal
Copal, Pa-ma-yu, Chandras, Holm This Very Important Resin Is Obtained From Trees Of America, Africa, Madagascar, India, And Aus Tralia. It Exudes Spontaneously From Rhus Copalinum And Elmocarpus Copalifer, The First Being An American And Iv. Indian, And The Second An E. Indian Tree. Another Copal Is Obtained From The ...

Copper
Copper. Copperore Is Abundantly Diffused In Nature, Being Found Native As An Oxide, A Sulphuret, A Sulphate, Carbonate, Arseniate, And Phosphate, In Persia, Bal Uchistan, Nepal, Kaslunir, Tibet, India, Sutnatra, Borneo, China, And Japan. Copper Ore In The Form Of Sulphuret Is Abundant In Itamgurh In Shekawatti. Near Ajmir, Carbonate ...

Coptis Teeta
Coptis Teeta. Wallich. Mistimes, Teeta, . Assam. I . . . Cuts. The Golden Thread Root Plant Of Assam, Is A Native Of The Mountainous Regions Bordering On Upper Assam, And Its Root Is In High Repute Among The Mishmee, Lamas, And Asssmese. Quantities Are Sent Down To Assam In ...

Coral
Coral. Bussud, . . . Arab. Cotale, It Ky-a-ve-kbet, . Burm. Corallium„. . . . Lat. Culla, . . . . Dukh. Poriam ; Karang, Malay. Koraalen, . . . . Dut. Korallii, . . . . Rus. Coma, Fr Birbat ; Vidruma, Sansk. Korallen, . . . . Ger. ...

Corchorus Trilocularis
Corchorus Trilocularis. Linn. The . H. I The Hind. Grows Wild In The Panjab ; Seeds Are Given In Rheumatism; It Is C. Acutangulus, Lam.—stewart. Cordage. Touw-werk, . . Dut. Caolame, It. Manceuvres, . . . Fr. Tali; Kalat; Utas, Malay. Tauwerk, . . . Ger. Cordaje ; Jarcia, . ...

Cordia Myna
Cordia Myna. Linn. Lebuk Of Avicenna. Mocbayet Of Forskal. Cordia-domestica, Both. Prunus Sebestana, Pluk. Sebestana Domestica, Lam. Cornus Sanguinea, Forsk. S. Myxa, Comma. Cordia Officinalis, Lam. S. Officinalis, Geertn. The Fruit. Behuari, . . . . Beng. Buhoorearuka, . . Sansk. Tha Nat, . . . Bum!. Lolu, Singh. Bukhoor,. ...

Corea Or
Corea Or Korea, The Kaoli Of The Chinese, Called Chaou Seen By The Natives. Corea Is A Kingdom In A Large Peninsula, Stretching From Lat. 42° 19' N. Southwards To The Straits Of Corea, Area 91,000' Square Utiles. The Peninsula Of Corea Bears A Strong Resem Blance In Its Physical ...

Corundum
Corundum Kin-kang-shih, . . Cum. Samada, . . . Gijj. Adamantine Spar, . Eng. K-urund, . . . Hind. Several Substances, Differinff Considerably In Colour And Sometimes In Form:but Nearly Agree Ing In Composition Are Classed Together Under The Name Of Kurundu 'by The Natives Of India. This Mineral Is, ...

Cory P I Ia
Cory P I Ia Um Brac U Li Fe Ra. Linn. Tali, Beng. Tala Or Tala Gess, Singh. Pa., Lluast. Konda Pannamaram, Tam. Fan Palm, Talipat, Eno. Sidalam, . . . , Tee. Kodapana, . . Maleal. The Talipat Palm Of The Moluccas, Malay Coast, Malabar, And Ceylon, Is Similar ...

Corygaum
Corygaum, A Stnall Village On The Left Bank Of The Bid= River, Half -way Between Poona And Seroor On The Gor-naddi. It Is Memorable For The Defence Made On The 1st Of January 1819, By A Small Body Of Madras Artillery And Native Infantry About 500 Strong, Against The Entire ...

Cosmas
Cosmas, Called From His Maritime Experierux.s Indicopleustes, Was Apparently An Alexandrian Greek, Who Wrote Between 530 And 550. He Was The First Greek Or Roman Writer Who Speaks Of China In A Matter-of-fact Manner, By A Name Which No One Has Ever Disputed To Mean China. Ile Nv T1.3 Monk ...

Coss
Coss, The Itinerary Measure- Of India, Of Which The Precise Value Has Been Much Disputed, Chiefly On Account Of The Difficulties Which Attend The Determination Of The Exact Length Of The Gnz Or Yard. The Ayin-i-akbari Lays Down Dis Tinctly That The Coss Consists Of 100 Cords (tunab), Each Cord ...

Cotton
Cotton. Kutun ; Qatan, . Arab. Kob-ung, . Monuoma. Fi-hwa-jung, . . Chin. Pumba, . . . . Pers. Mien-hwa-jung, . „ Bawelna, . . . . Pol. Sz-mieh ; Hoa-mien, „ Algodno ; Algbdeiro,port. Bomuld,. . . . Dan. Chlopts-chateja, . .rtis. Boomliol.; Katoen, Dut. Karpasa, . . . ...

Cotton Manufactures
Cotton Manufactures. Amongst The Goods Which Appear Io Have Been Broug,ffit To Europe From The Indian Seas, In The Days When Arab Traders Were The Only Medium Of Intercourse Between The Eastern And Western Worlds, We Find Mentioned Cloths Of Silk And Cotton Of Various Colours And Devices. It Does ...

Couvade
Couvade, A Custom Amongst Several Ancient And Some Existing Tribes. According To A Pollouius Rhodius, This Singular Custom Prevailed Among A People Called The Tibareni, At The Mouth Of The Black Sea. 'in The Tibarenian Land, When Some Good Woman Bears Her Lord A Babe, 'tis He Is Swathed And ...

Covilham
Covilham. Pedro Da Covilham And Alfonso De Payva Were Sent Es Merchants In 1494, Via Genoa, Alexandria, Cairo, And Tho Red Sea, To Aden, Where They Separated, Agreeing To Meet Again At Cairo, Payva To Search For Prester John In Abyssinia, Whom He Heard Of As Reigning There Over A ...

Cowrie
Cowrie. Wuda Arab. Khar-3lahra, . . Pers. Beya, Beng. Pingo,. . . . . Singh. Kauris, . . Dut., Ger. Bucios Zimbos, . , Sp. Coris, Cauris, Bouges, Fa. Kavadi, . . . . Tem. Cori, Porcellanne, . Ir. Gavvallu, . . Tel. Beya, Jav.,malay,sansk. Cowries Are Small, White, Or ...

Crane
Crane. Gruc, Fr. I Grua, Gru, . . . . Kmnich, Krahn, . Ger. I Grulla, Grua, . . . Sp. Cranes Differ From Storks In Their Appearance, Habits, Anatomy, Modes Of Breeding, And Every Thing Except That Both Happen To Be Long-legged Birds. The Argila Or Adjutant, Leptoptilua Argala, ...

Cranial Deformities
Cranial Deformities. Certain Tribes Alter The Shape Of The Skulls Of Their Children, Making Use Of, For This Purpose, Various Mechanical Contrivances, So As By Pressure To Bring About That Outline Which Comes Up To Their Peculiar Ideas Of Beauty. Captain Cook Noticed It In The Island Of Ubetea Marsden ...

Crocodile
Crocodile. Crocodil, . . . . Gnu. Buaya ; Buwaya, Malay. Magr ; Kumhir, . Hind. Sisan, . . . . . Sind. Cocodrillo, . . . . Ir. Alii Kimbula, . Singh. Baya, Jay. Cocodrilo, . . Sp. The Species Known In The E. Indies Crocodilus Palustris, Less., Ganges, ...

Crocus Sativus
Crocus Sativus. Linn. Saffron, Crow Saffron. Zafron, Ar., Malay, Pers. Konyer, . . . Malay. Than-wen, . . Beast. Karkum, Abir, . L'ens. Fan-hung-hwa, . . Chin. Kasmira Jamma, Sansk. Crocus Of Hippocrates,gn. Kohoon, . . . Sixon. Zaffran, Kangan, Hind. Koongoomapu, . Tam. Keysur, Kangan Mundi, „ Kunktuna Puvoo, ...

Cromlech
Cromlech Is A Word Applied By The British To Widely Different Structures. It Is Derived From Tho Keltic Word Krom, Crooked Or Curved, And Lech, A Stone. In Brittany They Are Known As The Grottes Aux F6es, Also The Roches Aux Nes. Its Correct Application Is A Circle Of Upright ...

Crops
Crops. On Fertile Lands Susceptible Of Irriga Tion, British India Enjoys Two Crops During The Year, One Called The Kharif, Or Rain Crop, Sown In June And Reaped In October ; The Other Sown In October, And Reaped In March And April, Called The Rabi, Or Cold Weather Crop. The ...

Cross
Cross. Croix, Fn I Salib, Pers. Kreuz, Ger Cruz, St Croce, It The Symbol Of The Circle And The Cross, Under Every Variety Of Circumstance, In Egypt, Africa, Britain, China, Scandinavia, And America, In Every Age, By Every People, From The Dawn Of Secular History To The Present Hour, Has ...

Crotalaria Juncea
Crotalaria Juncea. Linn.. \ C. Bengalenels Lam. C. Porrecta, Wall, C. Tenmfolia, Ii Oxb. Iii, 263. C. Sericea, 11,illd, ' ' C. Fenestrata, Sims. Kudrum Of . . Briiar. Salsettc Hemp, . . Eng. Ghore-sun, . . . Beng. Sunn, . , . Hind. Maesta Pat, . . . „ ...

Crows
Crows. Corneille Fe. I Cantare, It. Krahen, . . Ger. Kaka,. Sansic., Tasi. Kowa, . . . . Hind. Cillry0,1larra, . . Sr. Conostoma Cemodium, One Of The Rasorial Crows, Of The Sub-family Glaucopinte, Inhabits The Northern Region Of Nepal, And In Celebes; And On The Malabar Coast Black And ...

Crusades
Crusades, Military Expeditions Made From Christian Countries In The 11th To 13th C.enturies, To Recover The Sacred Buildings Famed From The First Origin Of Christianity. .a.t The Time Of The First Cru Sade, The Mahomedan Power Was Shared Betvireen Those Of Arab And Those Of Mongol Origin. The Arab Movement ...

Crustacea
Crustacea Are The Crustaces Of The French, And The Krustentheire Of The Germans. The Common Crab, The Lobster, And Crayfish, The Com Mon Shrimp And The Water-fleai May Be Taken As Types Of Different Sections Of Tins Family. Cancer Is A Genus Of Short-tailed Crustacea, And Is The Type Of ...

Csoma De Koros
Csoma De Koros. Alexander Csoma De Koros Was A Highly Learned Hungarian Philo Logist, Who Died In 1842 On The Himalaya. A Memoir Of Him Appeared In The Bl. As. Trans. 1841. Ile Bequeathed Rs. 5000 To Tho Asiatic Society Of Bengal. He Resided In Kunawar, And At Ladakh And ...

Ctesiphon
Ctesiphon. The Babylonian Empire Was Sub Verted By Cyrus, Who Is Said To Have Taken The Capital By Turning The Course Of The Euphrates, And Marching His Troops Along The Bed Of The River Into The Centre Of The City. The Walls And Temple Of Belus Are Said To Have ...

Cucui3alus Draba
Cucui3alus Draba.. Gcertner. A Plant Of ,bo Alpine Vegetation Of Kedarnath.—ilemeister. Cuculid2e, The Cuckoo Family Of Birds, Is Tho Tribe Scansores. Their Outer Toe Is Versa Me, Usually Turned Back. They Mostly Live On Meets, A Few On Fruit. Solite Hatch Their Own ,ggs In Nests Constructed By Themselves, Others ...

Cucurbita
Cucurbita, A Genus Of The Cricurbitacem. Which Includes All Pumpkins, Gourds, Squashes, And Vegetable Marrow, And Of These There Art Innumerable Varieties. C. Moscbata, Duchesne, Is The Musky Gourd. C. Melopepo, Linn., The Squash Gourd, Can He Stored For Months. It Is Supposed To Be A Variety Of C. Pepo." ...

Cuddapah
Cuddapah, A Town In Lat. 14° 28' 49" N., And Long. 78° 51' 47" E. Which Gives Its Name To A Revenue District Of The 'madras Presidency, Lying Between Lat. 13' 25' And 16° 20' N., And Long-. 77° 55' And 79° 40' E.; Area, 8367 Square Miles ; Population, ...

Cuneiform Character
Cuneiform Character, Also Called The Arrow-headed, Also The Wedge-shaped Character, Was Used For The Bactro-medo-persian Language Of The Dynasty Of The Achemenidre. It Was First Observed At Be-situn, A Little Village At The Foot Of Rocky Mountains, Which Are Covered With Bas Rdiefs. Cuneiform Or Wedge-like Writings Have Been Discovered ...

Cunningham
Cunningham. Four Brothers Of This Name, Sods Of Allan Cunningham, Sought A Career In India, Two Of Whom Rose To Distinction. Cunningham, J. D., An Officer Of The Bengal Engineers, An Extensive Contributor, Chiefly On Archxological Subjects, To The Journal Of The I3engal Asiatic Society. A Distinguished Anti Quary, Statist, ...

Cuon Rutilans
Cuon Rutilans. Jerdon. Wild Dog. Canis Dukhunensis, Syk,es. Cuon Prinnevus, Hodgson. C. Familiaris, Var., Elliot. I Pao-ho, . . . Bhot. . . . Eram-naiko, . . Gond. Kolsun, Kolusna, Mum Bhosa, Bhoonsa, . Kolsa, Kolasra, . Buansa, . . . . „ Shen Nai, . . . Maleal. Jangli ...

Curao
Curao, Also Written Karao, Seemingly From Karaua, To Cause To Do, To Compel, Is The Term Given Among;the Jat, Gujar, Ahir, And Other Non Aryan Races, In N.w. Hindustan, To Concubinage Generally, But More Especially To Marriages Of Widows With The Brother Of A Deceased Husband. The Practice, Which Is ...

Curcuma Longa
Curcuma Longa. Roxb. Turmeric. Amomum Curcuma, Gnyel. Zirsud;urukussarr,anam 311ella Kua, . Maleal. Habil, . Ben., Dux., H. Zar Chobeh, . Pers. Arisina, . . . . (jan. Karlcum, . . . „ Kupciros Indikos, Cr. Haridra; Poeta, . Sansk. Haradul„ Guj., Small. Munjal, . . . . Koonhet„ . . ...

Curry 200
Curry. 200 Years Before The Portuguese Had Appeared In The Indian Seas, Ibn Batuta Describes The Natives Of Ceylon As Eating Curry, Which Lie Calls In Arabic Conehan ; In Modern Arabic, Idaan Is The Name. In The Rajavali, Also, This Article Of Diet Is Mentioned As In Use In. ...

Cutch
Cutch, Including The Runn, Extends Between Lat. 22° 47' And 21° 40' N., And Long. 68° 26' And 71° 45' E., And In 1871 Had A Population Of 487,305. It Is Bounded To The North By The Great Runn, Beyond Which Is The Thur Or Little Desert ; To The ...

Cuttack
Cuttack (kataka, The Fort), A British District In Orissa, Lying Between Lat. 20° L' 50" And 21° 10' 10" N., And Long. 85° 35' 45" And 87° 3' 30" E., With An Area Of 3858 Square Miles, And A Popula Tion In 1872 Of 1,494,784. The Mahanadi River, Aided By ...

Cuttle Fish Or
Cuttle-fish Or Squid, The Wu-taih-yu And Meh-yu Of The Chinese. The Cuttle- Fish Inhabit All The Great Oceans, And Abound In The Warmer Latitudes. They Feed On Crabs, Squills, And Molluscs, Breaking Down The Carapace Or Shells Of These Animals With Their Beak-like Jaws, And Their Strong Muscular Stomach Completes ...

Cyclone
Cyclone, Hurricane, White Squall, Typhoon. Tufan, . Arab., Hind. I Tmvado, . . . . Port. Ta-fung, . . . . Chin. Tornado, Sp. Cyclone Is The Term Now Applied To The Furious Tempests Formerly Called Taifun, Typhoon, Or Hurri Cane, Because Of Their Being Uniformly Found To Be Whirlwinds, ...

Cyclopes
Cyclopes Are Supposed By Pococke To Be The Gucla-pes From The Jumna Or Guckla-des. This Derivation Would Designate Them As A Pastoral Race, From Go, Sansk., A Cow ; But Their Great Irrigation Works Denote Them An Agricultural Population. Such A Race At Some Remote Time Occupied Baluchistan, And Raised ...

Cynodon Dactylon
Cynodon Dactylon. Pers. Panieum Dactylon, I Agrostis Linearis, Durbha, . Beng., Hind. Rumba Pillu,. . Tam. Doob, Double, „ Arugam Pilu, . . „ Harlan, Durva, . Dokii. Carika Kasuvu, . Tel. Gimoot,. . . . Hind. Tella Gariki, Khabal, Khabbar, Barawa, . . . Darya, . . . Sansk. ...

Cyperaceie
Cyperaceie, The Sedge Tribe, A Natural Order Of Plants, Found From The Arctic To The Antarctic Circle, In Marshes, Ditches, And Running Streams, In Meadows, On Heaths, In Groves And Forests, On The Sea-shore, And On Mountain Summits, Wherever Plimnogamorous Plants Can Exist. In Griffiths' Herbarium Are 345 Species Of ...

Cyrus The Great
Cyrus The Great. A Cylinder Of This Monarch, Which Was Sent To Britain After Mr. Hormazd Rassam's Return, Was The Most Interesting Historical Record In The Cuneiform Character Till Then Brought To Light. It Is In The Babylonian Script, And Was Discovered Among The Ruins Of The Birs Nimrud, The ...

Dacca
Dacca. There Aro Two Towns Of This Name, One Dacca Jalalpur To The North Of Ballargunj, And Dacca Proper, Between Dacca Jalalpur And The Megna River. The Latter Givi Ita Name To The Whole District, Which Is Ono Uniform Level Of Rich Alluvial Soil, Annually Inundataxl By The Overflow Of ...

Daija
D.a.ija, Literally Lamp - Holders ; The Term Applied To The Handmaids Who Invariably Form A Part Of The Rajput Daija (rajasthan, I. P. 628), Dowry Or Portion, Which The Hindu Wife Brings A Husband In Marriage. It Is The Maritagium Of The Civil Law. Wilson, In A Note To ...

Dalhousie
Dalhousie. James Andrew Broun Ramsay, Tenth Earl And First Marquis Of Dalhousie Was Born On The 22d April 1812. He Was A Third Son By The Heiress Of The Brouns Of Colstoun In Haddingtonshire. He Was Educated At Harrow, And Subsequently At Christchurch, Oxford, Where He Was Fourth Class In ...

Damascus
Damascus City Is About 2 Miles In Length, Is Surrounded By A Fortified Enclosure, Dating Back To The Time Of Selim I., And Which Was Built On The Sito Of The Old Walls Raised By The Arabs In 650. Damascus Was Tho Usual Residence Of The Khalifs Of The Ommiah ...

Damietta
Damietta, A Town In Egypt Supposed To Have Given Its Uame To The Dimity Fabric. It Was Long Ago Suggested That The Word Dimity Is The Greek Diantos, So Called Because Wovetwwith A Double Thread In The Woof. Professor Skeat Has Lent His Authority To This Etymology. Dam-i-madar, Called Also ...

Dammer
Dammer. 1 L'a Ma-pi, Lan-t'ang, Chin. Dummula, . . . Small. Nal, Rain, • . . Hind. Coongilium, . . Tail Darnar, , . . Malay. Googhilum, . . Tel. Yakehadupha. . Saxsx. Tala-gotso, . . . Ulliya. Demmer Is A General Natno For The Resins Of Several Different Trees, ...

Dancing
Dancing Has Been Practised From Tho Most Ancient Times By Many Races. David, King Of Jerusalem, Danced Naked In A Religious Rite. Later Than This Socrates Regarded The Dance As A Part Of Religion. Most Of The Uncivilised Non-aryan Races Of British India Have Dances, As The Mil, The Juanga, ...

Dancing Girls
; Dancing Girls. Hierodulft; . Of Babylon. Neva-clan, . . . Sansk. Bayadere Fa. Basava, . . . . Kasbin ; Kanchni, Hind. Jogin, . . . . „ Murali, . . . . Mar. Bogum Wank*, . „ Tialladuras, . . . Port. Amongst The British In India, Dancing ...

Dandi
Dandi. Limn. A Hindu Sect Who Worship Siva, And Represent The Fourth, Asrama Or Mendicant, Life, Into Which The Hindu Is To Enter, After Passing Through Tho Previous Stages Of Student, Householder, And Hermit. He Shaves Him Hair And Beard, Wears Only A Cloth Round His Loins, And Subsists On ...

Daoudputra
Daoudputra, A Mahomedan Tribe Who Claim Descent From The Khalif Abbas, But Supposed To Be From Daoud, The First Of The Family Who Acquired A Name. They Are Said To Be Baluch Changed By A Long Residence In Sind. They Moved From Bahawulpur And Seized Land On The Sutlej, Reducing, ...

Daphne Cannabina
Daphne Cannabina. Wall. Paper Shrub. D. Bholua, Wall. I D. Papyracea, Tvall. D. Odora, Thumb. Niggi, Jeku, . . Hind. I Ballade° Ka Pbul, Hind. A Snaall Evergreen Perennial Shrub, Somewhat Like A Laurel, Which Bears Poisonous Berries. It Grows In Nepal, Sikkim, In Kainann At 5000 To 9000 Feet, ...

Daphnis Myrbile
Daphnis Myrbile. Wu-yoli, Chin. A Shrub Of Several Chinese Provinces, Resembling The Tea Shrub. Root Used Tnedicinally.—smilli. Dar. Peits., Hind. In The Persian, From Dash Tan, To Bold, A Possessor, A Place Of Abode ; Also From The Chaldee And Ilebrew, Meaning To Encircle, To Dwell. Used As A Prefix ...

Dard
Dard, A Race Lying Along The Indus, To The Westward Of Ladakh, And To The N. And N.e. Of The Snowy Range, Who Speak Three Distinct Dialects. They Use The Persian Character In Writing Dardu, The Three Dialects Of Which Are Ealled Shina, Kha Juna, And Arniya. The Shina Dialect ...

Darjiling
Darjiling, In Lat. 27° 2' 48'' N., And Long. 88° 18' 36" E., In Sikkim, It Large Station And Sanatoriutn, 412 Miles From Calcutta. The Top Of The Observatory Bill Is 7168 Feet Above The Sea. Darjiling Ridge, However, Varies In Height From 6500 To 7500 Feet Above The Level ...

Darrang
Darrang, A District In Upper Assam, In A Narrow Strip Of Land, 126 Miles Long, Between The Lower Ranges Of The Himalaya And The Brahma Putra, Which Is Navigable For Steamers All The Year Round. The Aham Are A Wild Tribe Of Shan Origin From The Burmese Bills, Who First ...

Darsana Sansk
Darsana. Sansk. Demonstration ; A System Of Doctrine Or Philosophy, Of Which Six Schools Are Recognised By The Hindus :— 1. The Sankhya Philosophy Of Kapila Was Dual Istic, Teaching The Distinction Of Soul And Matter. 2. The Yoga Or Patanjala System Taught The Practice Of Abstraction, Or Yoga. - ...

Darvesii
Darvesii, From Dar, A Door, And Vihtan, To Beg, Is The Persian Term Synonymous With The Arabic And Indian Fakir, A Mahomedan Religiou.s Mendicant. Originally There Were Twelve Orders, Viz. Rafai, Sadi, Sahravardi, Shibani, Mulavi, Kadiri, Nakshbandi, Vitisi, Jalwati, Khalwati, Bedawi, Dassuki. There Have Been Many Branches Added, Amongst Whom ...