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Mummy
Mummy, The Egyptians Believed In The Re Occupation Of The Body By The Soul, And Their Object In So Preserving The Body Was To Have It Ready For The Re-entry Of The Soul After Completing Its Period Of Migrations. The Mummy Cases Of Egypt Were Made Of The Wood Of ...

Mumtaz Mahal
Mumtaz Mahal, The Title Of Arjamand Banu Begum, Queen Of Shah Jahan, Emperor Of Dehli. She Was The Daughter Of •bul Hasan, Son Of Itimad-ud-dowla, Prime Minister Of The Emperor Jahangir. She Was Twenty Years Married To Shah Jahan, And Bore Him A Child Almost Every Year. Bernier Says The ...

Murli Maim
Murli. Maim. A Girl Devoted To The Hindu Gods, Being Married To Some Idol, To A Knife, A Dagger, A Tree, And Who May Remain A Virgin, But Is Usually Common In India. Hereditary Pro Stitutes Are Married To The Plants Togore, Lund, Goluncha Or Kulka, And Sephalika, Which Are ...

Musa
Musa, A Genus Of The Musacea, The Banana Or Plantain Tribe Of Plants. Natives Of South America, China, Madagascar, Mauritius, And The East Indies, About 20 Species. A. Hcliconiew, 4. Rich. Heliconia Buccinata, Roxb., Moluccas. B. Itavenalew. Musa Paradisiaca, L., All The Tropics. M. Rotacea, Jacq., Chittagong, Mauritius. M. Superba, ...

Musa Paradisiaca
Musa Paradisiaca. Linn. There Is A Great Variety Of This Delicious Fruit In The East Indies, Where This Species Is Largely Cultivated For Its Fruit. The Natives Eat Them With Milk And Sugar, As Europeans Do Strawberries. Europeans Also Fry The Fruit With Butter, And Eat It Dusted 'with Sugar. ...

Musa Textilis
Musa Textilis. Nees. Pinang-0am, . Malay. Abaca Brava, . . Tag. Koffo, , Bandala (fibre), . „ Kola-abbal, . . . Tag. A Plant Of The Philippines, Said Also To Grow Wild On The Western Ghats Of The Peninsula Of India, From Cape Comorin Northward. In The Northern Slopes Of ...

Museum
Museum Is Derived From A Greek Term Signifying A Temple Of The Muses, But, As Used In Great Britain And In British India, It Designates An Institution In Which Are Arranged Specimens Of The Animal, Vegetable, And Mineral Kingdoms, And Those Illustrative Of Economic Geology. The Pro Bability Is That ...

Mushroom
Mushroom. The Agaricacem Or Mushroom Tribe Ofplants Comprise Mushrooms, Puff -balls, And Mildews. They Grow On The Earth, And On Decayed Animal And Vegetable Substances, Scarcely Ever On Living Bodies Of Either Kingdom, In Which Respect They Differ From Lichens, Which Commonly Grow On The Living Bark Of Trees. Dr. ...

Music
Music. Amongst The Hindus Of Early Ages Music Appears To Have Attained A Theoretical Pre Cision At A Period When Even Greece Was Little Removed From Barbarism. The Arab System Of Music Is Derived Partly From Greek, Persian, And Indian Treatises,—musika, Their General Name For Music, And The Names Of ...

Musk
Musk. • Kado, . . . . Bum I F. D'ed'es, Rasi, . Malay. . . Chin. Jabal, . Kasturi, . . . Hind. Mitts, Oorula, . Singh. Musk Of Commerce Is A Secretion Of The Musk Deer, The Moschus Moschiferus Of The Iiimalaya, Siberia, Tonquiu, And Cochin-china. In The ...

Musli
Musli. Limn. Medicinal Substances In Use Among The Indian Practitioners. They Are Roots, And Supposed Of Several Plants. There Were Three Sorts Represented Iu The Panjab Exhibition. Musli Sembal From Botnbax Heptaphyllum, Mush Safaid, Apparently An Immature Specimen Of Satawar (asparagus Adscendens), And Musli Slab. Musli Sembal Was A Light, ...

Muslin
. Muslin. Neteldoek, . . . Dut. Moussolina, . . . It. Mousseline, . . . Fa. Sans Sells; . . . Pol. Musselin, . . . Ger. Kissea, . . . . Rub. Nesseltueh Moselina, . . . . Sr. Malmal, Saila, . . Hind. A Fine Cotton Fabric, ...

Mussulman Arab
Mussulman. Arab. Properly Musalmin, A Person Of The Muhammadan Religion ; It Is The Plural Form Of The Arabic Muslim. A Woman Is Called Mussulmani, And The Creed Islam. There Are In British India About 50,121,585 Of This Faith, Many Of Arab, Persian, And Mogliul De Scent, With Many Converts ...

Mustard Seed
Mustard Seed. Khardal,. . . Ahab. Sirshaff, . . Pers. Kung-nyen, . Bent. Sirsun, Rajika, . Sansk. Kadi-tsai, . . . Chin. Gan-aba,. . . . Singh. Sarson, Rai, . . Hind. Kadughu, . . . Thu. Sawi, Sasavi, . Malay. Avalu, . . . . Tel. Mustard Is From ...

Mutiny
Mutiny Has Occurred Amongst The British Indian Army On Several Occasions. In January 1766, Double Batta Was Abolished. It Had Been Granted To The E. I. Company's Army By Mir Jafar, In Gratitude For Their Services. But On Its Abolition Both Officers And Men Mutinied, And It Was Only Put ...

Muttra Or
Muttra Or Mathura, In Lat. 27° 30' 13" N., And Long. 77° 43' 45" E., The Headquarters Town Of A District In The N.w. Provinces Of British India. The Town Is On The Right Or Western Bank Of The Jumna. The District Comprises An Irregular Strip Of Territory Lying On ...

Mylabris
Mylabris, A Genus Of Insects Of The Order Coleoptera, Possessing Properties Identical With Those Of The Blistering Beetle Cantharis Vesicatoria. The Ancients Chiefly Employed Two Species Of Mylabris, One Of Which, The M. Cichorii, The Telini Of The Hindus, Has Been Used For Ages, And Is So At Present By ...

Myristica Moschata
Myristica Moschata. Thun. Nutmeg. M. Fragrans, Flout. I M. Officinalis, Linn. M. Aromatica, Lam. Jowz-ut-teib, . . Arab. Jowz-bewa, . . Pers. Za-te-pho, . . . Bumf. Jatapala, . . . ,saxsk, Jaephal, . . . Hum. Jadikaia, . . . Tam. Pala, Buwahpala, Malay. Jadikaia, Jaji Kaia, Tel. The ...

Myrobalans
Myrobalans Of Commerce, Yielded By The Termivalia Chebula And T. Bellerica, -are Called Also Gall-nuts. They Are Oval Fruits Of A Dingy Yellow Colour,containing Much Tannin; Hence They Aro Use Ful To The Tanner As Well As To The Dyer. With Alum, This Fruit Yields A Good Durable Yellow ; ...

Myrrh
Myrrh. Marv, • • • . . Arab. Bol, Hirabol, . . Hind. Madu, . . Bali, Jav. Mirra, . It., Port,, Sr. . Berm. Mur, . . Malay, Pers. Mu-yob, . . . Chin. Manisan Lebah, „ Yang-mu-yob, . . , Valati-polam, . . Tam. Mirrhe, . . Dut., ...

Mysore
Mysore, A City In The South Of The Peninsula Of India, In Lat. 12° 18' 24" N., And Long. 76° 41' 48" E., 10 Miles S. By W. Of Seringapatam. This City Gives Its Name To A Principality Lying Be Tween Lat. 38' And 2' N., And Long. 74° 42' ...

Mythology
Mythology. Aryan Races Have A Compli Cated Mythology. The Semitic Races Had El, Strong ; Bel Or Baal, Lord ; Adonis, Lord ; Shot, Master ; Moloch, King ; Rani And Himmel', The Exalted ; And Other Similar Terms For Their Deities. Vedic Aryans, On The Contrary, Had Zeus, The ...

Nadir Shah
Nadir Shah, A Native Of Khorasan, Was One Of The Greatest Warriors Whom Persia Has Ever Procbiced. His Name Was Nadir Kuli, But He Has Also Been Known As Tahmasp Kuli. Accord Ing To Mims. Mandi, His Historiographer, Nadir Was Descended From The Karakli Branch Of The Tribe Of Afshar, ...

Nadiya
Nadiya, A Small Town On The West Bank Of The Bhagirathi, In Lat. 23° 24' 55" N., Long. 88° 25' 3" E., Which Gives Its Name To A District Of Bengal. Nadiya Is At The Head Of The Gangetic Delta. Along The Entire North-eastern Boundary Flows The Wide Stream Of ...

Naga
Naga, A Scythic Race Who Appear To Have Occupied Part Of India Prior To The Appearance Of The Aryans. In The Mythology Of India They Are Described As True Snakes. In The Persepolitan Inscription, Xerxes Calls Himself Nagua Or .nuka, The Greek Auax, And Some Writers Have Surmised That This ...

Naga Hills
Naga Hills Are In The S.e. Corner Of Assam, Between Lat. 25° 13' And 26° 32' N., And Long. 93° And 94° 13' E. It Is A Mountainous Border-land Between The Settled District Of Now Gong, In The Brahmaputra Valley, And The Feu Datory State Of Munipur. It Is Inhabited ...

Naga Panchami
Naga-panchami Is A Festival Held On The Fifth Day Of The First Or Bright Half Of The Lunar Month S'ravana, Which Generally Corresponds With August Of The Christian Year. S'ravana Is A Month In Which The Hindus Generally Have Some Vrata Or Ceremony To Perform Every Day, And Sometimes More ...

Naga_2
Naga. All Hindu Sects Have Followers To Whom This Designation Was Applied. The Naga In All Essential Points Were Of The Same Description As The Viragi Or Sanyasi, But In Their Zeal They Used To Leave Off Every Kind Of Covering And Go Naked, And Were The Most Worthless And ...

Nagarcoil
Nagarcoil, A Small Town In The State Of Travancore, Near Cape Comorin, In Lat. 8° 11' N., And Long. 77° 28' 41" E. Its Name Means Snake Temple, And It Is One Of The Centres Of This Worship. The Principal Image Of Naga Amman Or The Snake Mother, Of Copper-gilt, ...

Nagpore Or
Nagpore Or Nagpur Is The Name Of A Town And A District In The Central Provinces. The Nagpur District Is Between Lat. 20° 36' And 21° 43' N., And Long. 78° 17' And 79° 42' E. And Lies Immediately Below The Great Table-land Of The Satpura Range. The Province Lapsed ...

Naia Tripudians
Naia Tripudians. At Err. The Cobra Di Capello Snake, Common In All Parts Of British India, Ceylon, The Malay Peninsula. It Is A Genus Of The Elapidx. There Are Two Va Rieties, And Its Synonyms Are N. Atra, Cantor, N. Kaonthia, Less., N. Larvata, Cantor, N. Lut Escens, Lour., And ...

Naik
Naik, A Chief, A Military Leader, A Head Of Police Under The Vijayanagar Dynasty. A Division Of The Teling Sudras, Commonly Styled Naidu, As Lutchmana Naidu. Also The Titulary Distinction Of The Bhil Chieftains. In Cuttack This Title Was Applied To The Headman Of A Village. Iu The South Of ...

Nair
Nair, A Race On The Malabar Coast, Following The Hindu Religion, And Claiming To Be Of The Sudra Caste. They Are Designated Maleala Sudras. The Royal Family Of Travancore Are Of This Race. The Whole Of The Nair Race And Other Races There Follow The Rule Of Female Descent, And ...

Naksh Bandi Hind
Naksh-bandi. Hind. A Sect Of The Muhammadan Fakirs Or Darvesh, Characterized By Carrying A Lighted Lamp In One Hand, And Going About Singing Verses In Honour Of The Prophet, Etc. They Derive Their Institution And Name From Khaja Baha-ud-din Of Naksh-baud. See Khaja. Naksh-i-rustum. On Cliffs Near Persepolis Are The ...

Nalla Malla
Nalla Malla, A Chain Of Mountains, Between Lat. 14° 43' And 15° 14' N., Long. 78° 43' And 78° 58' E., 16 Miles Broad, Which Separate The Ceded Districts From The Littoral Tracts Border Ing The Bay Of Bengal. Twelve Passes Lead Across Them. Their Highest Points Are Situated Between ...

Nambudari
Nambudari, Commonly Pronounced And Written Nambari. Maleal., A Brahman Tribe Of Malabar Who Make High Claims To Sanc Tity, Look Down On All Other Brahmans, And Are Regarded By The Other Castes Almost As Sacred. They Are Said, However, To Be Descendants From A Fisher Race. According To The Legend ...

Names
Names Of European Christians, Of The Rajputs, Mahrattas, And Brahmans Of India, And Of The Chinese, Are Hereditary. Those Of The Rajputs Are However, So Diffused As To He Almost Imposs Ible To Apply Except In The Most General Way, For Every One Of This Race Knows Whether He Is ...

Nanaic
Nanaic, The Founder Of The Sikh Religion, Is Often Styled Nauak Shah By The Sikh Historians, W H °like Wise Designate Him Baba Nanak, Also Nanak Narinkar, Or Nanak The Omnipotent. Nanak Was A Hindu Of The Kshatriya Caste And Bedi Tribe. Ile Was Born A.d. 1469, At The Small ...

Nao Ait
Nao-ait, A Small Unwarlike Race, Who, But For A Slightly Zanthous Tinge, Would Have An Almost English Fairness. They Are Called Nao-ait, New Comers, And Arc Said To Have Emigrated From Arabia About 300 Years Ago, And Are Now' To Be Found In Considerable Numbers In Southern India. They Are ...

Naphtha
Naphtha. Neft, Arab. Kesoso No Abra, . Jay. Mang-ho-yu, . Chin. Minak Tanab, . Malay. Bitume De Judi, . Fa. Bbumi Tailum, . . Sansk. Naphte, . . . . „ Nun Tylum, . . Tam. Nuk-tel, . . God , Hind. Manti Tylum, . . Tel. Mitti-ka-tel, „ The ...

Narbada
Narbada, A River Of India, Which Rises On The Plateau Of Amarkantak, And Disembogues In The Gulf Of Cambay. It Is Also Written Nerbadda, And Is The Namadus Of Ptolemy And Namnadius Of The Periplus. It Rises On The Amarkantak Lat. 22° 41' N., Long. 81° 49' E., And, After ...

Nasir Jung
Nasir Jung Was The Second Son Of Nizam Ul-mulk, On Whose Death, In 1748, The Son Assumed The Subahship Of The Dekhan. He Took Part With Muhammad All And The British Against Chanda Sahib And The French. After Varied Fortunes, He Dwelt At Arcot In An Indolent And Voluptuous Manner. ...

Nathdwara
Nathdwara, A Town In The Of Mewar. It Is The Most Celebrated Of The Lanes Of Krishna. Its Etymology Is The Portal (dwara) Of The God (nath), Of The Same Import As His More Ancient Shrine Of Dwaraka At The World's End. Nathdwara Is 22 Miles N.n.e. Of Udaipur, On ...

Native States
Native States Is A Term In General Use Fo Designating The Dominions Ruled By Princes I Alliance With The British, And The Term Occasionall Is Loosely Applied To The Frontier States Of Kashmit Nepal, And Bhutan, As Well As To The Territories C The King Of Burma. The Principalities Of ...

Natural History
Natural History Is A Description Of The Earth And Of The Plants And Animals That Have Inhabited The Earth, Or Are Still Dwellers Therein. Its Branches Are Geology, Mineralogy, And Botany. It Is The Province Of Geology To Trace And Correlate In Historical Sequence The Physical Changes That The Earth's ...

Nature Worship Or
Nature-worship Or Totemism Is A Cult In Which Natural Objects, Trees, Lakes, Stones, Animals, Etc. Are Worshipped. According To Bunsen, The Earliest Bactrian Faith Was A Pure Nature-worship, As Recorded In The Vedas. That Was Superseded By An Ethical Faith, When Light And Darkness, Sunshine And Storm, Became Represented By ...

Nazaiute
Nazaiute. Numbers Vi. 18 : The Nazarite Shall Shave The Head.' The Hindus, After A Vow, Cease To Cut Their Hair During The Term Of The Vow ; At The Expiration Of Which Time They Shave It Off At The Place Where The Vow Was Made. It Is A Very ...

Nazr Arab
Nazr. Arab. A Present, A Fine Or Fee Paid To The State. An Offering From An Inferior To A Superior. Nuzzerana, A Fee For Investiture, A Suc Cession Fee; Nuzzerana, Or Relief, Marks The Original Emanation Of A Grant, And In Mewar Was Fixed At One Year's Revenue Of The ...

Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar, King Of Babylon, B.c. Who598-562. He Was The Son Of Nabopolassar, Who Had Combined With Cyaxares, King Of Media, And A Of Egypt, For The Overthrow Of Nineveh. After The Fall Of Assyria, The Median Provinces And The North Of Assyria, As Far As Cilicia, Fell To Cyaxares Of ...

Needles
Needles. . Aig-uille, Fr. Jarnm, . . . Maleal. Nadel, . . . Ger. Wusigal, . . Tam. Sui, Hind. Slriiiir, . . . . Tel. Ago, It. Iyne, Ighne, . . Turk. The Ancient Egyptians Were, Skilled In Needle Work. Joseph's Dyed Coat Of Many Colours Is, However, The ...

Negro Races
Negro Races. The Existence Of A Negro Race In The Indian Archipelago Seems To Have Been Known To Ptolemy The Geographer, Who Flourished Soon After The Commencement Of The Christian Era. Iii The Last Map Of His Volume, That Which Contains The Aurea Chersonesus And The Jabados Insular, Supposed To ...

Nelumbium Speciosum
Nelumbium Speciosum. Willde. Tho-kyah, . . Berm. Bakla Kubti, . . Pans. Kamala, Padma, Hind. Pubbun, . . . Sind. Nilofar, . . . . Pers. Tamara, . . Tam., Tel. The Lotus, Sacred, Egyptian, Or Pythagorean Bean, Has Two Varieties—(a) Rubrum, The Rakto Palwp Of Bengal, With Rose-coloured Flowers, ...

Nepal
Nepal. The Southern Escarpment Of The Plateau Of Central Asia Is Divided Into Two Mountain Ranges. The Himalaya Ou The East And The Hindu Kush On The West, And The Valleys In This Escarpment Are Occupied, It, Succession From West To East, By The Alpine States And Districts Of Afghanistan, ...

Nerium Odorum
Nerium Odorum. Solander. Oleander. Kaner, Kharuba, . Hind. Arali, Tam. Jovana Arali, . Maleal. Ghenneru Kusturi Khar-zahra, . Pers. Patte, . . . Tel, Karavera, . Sansk. Gandera, . Trans-indus. A Sweet-scented Oleander, Grows Throughout India, Sind, Baluchistan, Afghanistan, Siwalik Hills, And The Himalaya, And Is Often Confounded With The ...

Nest
Nest. Ghonsala, Ghar, . Mtin. J Nido, Sr. Nido, Nidio, Nidiata, It. I Yiwah, . . Tel., Tung. The Nests Of Birds Greatly Vary. Those Of The Weaver Bird, Tailor Bird,-honey-sucker, And Oriole Are Made With Much Art: The Edible Nest Of The Colocalia Swallow Is Formed Of Inspissated Saliva ...

Nestorius
Nestorius. A Christian Sect In Kurdistan And Mesopotamia Is Said To Be Called From Nestorius, Who Was Bishop Of Constantinople In The 5th Century, And Whose Doctrines Were Spread With Much Zeal Through Syria, Egypt, Persia, India, Tartary, And China. They Number About 200,000 In Persia, Turkey, And Kurdistan. They ...

Netherland India
Netherland India. Netherland Is A Name In Use For By European Country Called Holland, Occupied By The Dutch People, Who Have Large Possessions In The Eastern Archipelago, Which Are The Empire Of Netherland India. In 1596 The Dutch, Under Houtmann, First Arrived Off Bantam, And Found The Native King At ...

Nettle
Nettle Is A Name Applied To Plants Which, When Touched, Impart A They Are Classed By Botanists Under 'the Natural Order Urticacem Of Endlicher. Of The Species Of The Genus Urtica, Of Which There Are Known About 20, Many Sting, As Also Do Those Of Boehmeria. The Urticacem Are Widely ...

New Zealand
New Zealand Consists Of Two Large And Several Smaller Islands In The Southern Pacific Ocean, Between Lat. 35° And 46° S., And Long. 166° And 179° E. They Were Discovered By Tasman In 1642. The Area Is About 86,000 Square Miles. There Is An Active Volcano In The Bay Of ...

New Zealand_2
New Zealand, In The South Pacific Ocean, Between Australia And North America, Consists Of Two Large And Several Small Islands, Lying Between Lat. And 44. S., And Long. And 178i° • E., 800 Miles Long From North To South, And 120 Miles Broad, With An Area Of 99,969 English Square ...

Newspaper
Newspaper. The Oldest Newspaper In The World Is The King-pau, Or Capital-sheet, Published In Pekin, And, Since The 4th Of June, Issued In A New Form Prescribed By Special Edict Of The Reign Ing Emperor Quang-soo. It First Appeared A.d. 911, But Came Out Only At Irregular Intervals ; Since ...

Nicobar
Nicobar, Sambalang, Or Nine Islands, In The Bay Of Bengal, Between Lat. 6° 40' And 9° 20' N., Have An Area Of 735 Square Miles. The Danes Formed A Settlement On This Group In 1756, But Abandoned It Twelve Years After. In 1864, Cap Tain Steem Bille, The Commander Of ...

Nicotiana
Nicotiana, The Tobacco Genus Of Plants, Belonging To The Order Solanatew, Mostly Herbs. The Following Are The Better Known Species : Nicotiana Angustifolia, Ruiz And Par., Chili. N. Bonariensis, Lehm., Buenos Ayres. N. Fruticosa, L., The N. Fruteacens, Cay., India. N. Glutinosa, L., Of Peru. It Is The N. Militaris, ...

Nigella Sati Va
Nigella Sati Va. Linn. Var. Indica, D.c. Shoonez, Hub-sindi, Arab. Siah-dana, . . . Peas. Sa-mung-net, . . Buini. Krishna Jirakie, . Sansk. Small Fennel Flower, Eng. Kaloo-dooroo, . . Singh. Kala-jira, . . . Hind. Karin Siragum, . Tam. . . . . „ Nalla Jilakara, . . Tel. ...

Nile
Nile, The Great River Of Egypt, Is Formed By The Bahr-nl-abiad Or White River, And Bahr-ul Azrak Or Blue River, And Flowing Northwards, It Disembogues Into The Mediterranean Sea. In 1846, The Brothers Abbadie Believed They Had Discovered Its Sources South Of Abyssinia, In Lat. 49' N., And Long. 34° ...

Nilgiri Or
Nilgiri Or Neilgherry Hills Are A Mountain Mass In The S. Of The Peninsula Of India, Madras Presidency. The District Comprises Two Distinct Tracts Of Mountainous Country, Between Lat. 11° 12' And 37' N., And Long. 76° 18' And 77° 51' E. One Of These Tracts Is The Neilgherries Proper, ...

Nimrod Or
Nimrod Or Nimrud, A Chief Mentioned In Genesis X. 8-12, As A Mighty Hunter Ruling In Babel, Erech, Accad, And Calneh, In The Land Of Shinar, And Reseu Between Nineveh And Calah. George Smith Supposed Him To Be Izdhubar, A Local Babylonian Chief, Ruling At Erech, The Modern Warka, Over ...

Nineveh
Nineveh, An Ancient Historical City, Frequently Mentioned In The Hebrew Bible. It Was Built On The Eastern Bank Of The Tigris, Opposite The Modern Town Of Mosul. It Was 8 Miles Round, Was Well Fortified, And Contained A Large Popula Tion And Numerous Merchants (nahum Iii. 16). It Was Long ...

Nirvana Or
Nirvana Or Nigban Is The Tibetan Nyangan ; In Buddhism, Final Emancipation, A Buddhist Idea Of Annihilation, Or The Spirit's Absorption. Bunsen Asserts It To Mean The Absence Of Desire In This Life, Inward Peace ; But M. St. Hilaire, M. Eugene Burnouf, And Prof. Max Muller Identify Nirvana With ...

Nomade
Nomade. The Pastoral Tribes Of Central And Southern Asia Migrate From Place To Place At Seasons Of The Year, To Obtain Forage For Their Flocks. The Persian Word Numnd Or Felt, Of Which The Tents Of The Wandering Tribes Of Central Asia Are Composed, Has Supplied The Root To The ...

Non Aryan
Non-aryan, A Term In Use In India To Designate The Races Whom The Aryans Found In The Country. Some Of The Dravidian Non-aryans, As The Tamil, Teling, Canarese, And Gond, Are In Great Nationalities And Civilised ; But The Hills And Forests Of Central India Are Occupied By Tribes, Many ...

North West Provinces
North-west Provinces, An Administrat Ive Province Of British India, Lying Between Lat. 23° 51' 30" And 31° 5' N., And Long. 77* 3' And 84° 43' 30" E. Area, 111,236 Square Miles. Ile • Tween The Census Of 1872 And 1882, Oudh And The N.w. Provinces Were Placed Under One ...

North West Provincesand
North - West Provinces And Hindustan, In Europe, Is A Geographical Term Applied To British India Generally. By The People, However, And By The European Residents, The Name Is Restricted To That Part Of India Which Lies Between The Himalaya And The Vindhya Mountains, And The N.w. Provinces And Oudh ...

Nouratri
Nouratri, A Hindu Festival Occupying The Period From The First To The Ninth Of The Moon Light Half Of Asoj, Consecrated To The Family Goddess, Or To Durga, The Consort Of Siva. Colon El Tod Gives An Interesting Account Of The Mewar Manner Of Celebrating This Annual Festival. On The ...

Nousherwan
Nousherwan, Surnamed Adil Or The Just, Is The Chosroes Of The Greeks. He Was The Son Of Kubad, King Of Persia, At Whose Death, A.d. 531, He Ascended The Throne Of That Kingdom. The Accounts Given By Eastern And Western Authors Of The Successes Of This King In His Inva ...

Nubra
Nubra, The North-western District Of Ladakh, On The Shayuk River, In The North-west Himalaya, Is In Lat. 35° To 36° N., And Long. 77° To 78° E. The Sassar Pass Is 17,753 Feet Above The Sea. The Nubra, Pangong, And Rodok Districts, In The , Basin Of The Shayuk River ...