The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province and Kashmir

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Page 377 - Also in three separate parts, is. each (Part I.', to 1509 AD; Part II., 1509 — 1714; Part III., 1689 — 1901). A separate part is also issued covering the period ' From the Wars of the Roses to the Death of Elizabeth
Page 110 - The stature is mostly tall ; complexion fair; eyes dark; hair on face plentiful; head long; nose narrow and prominent, but not specially long.
Page 377 - This book is concise, correct, and well balanced, and gives in moderate compass all the information that the ordinary school-boy or training college student may be expected to assimilate and remember of the subject.
Page 120 - Hindu of the modern times is that he should be born of parents not belonging to some recognized religion other than Hinduism, marry within the same limits, believe in God, respect the cow, and cremate the dead.
Page 378 - Price 153 net per volume. THE EARLY HINDU PERIOD, under the editorship of Professor EJ RAPSON, MA Vol. I. Ancient India, from the earliest historical times to about the beginning of the Christian era. Vol. II. Medieval India, from about the beginning of the Christian era to the Muhammadan conquests in the 11th century AD THE MUHAMMADAN PERIOD, under the editorship of Lieut.-Col.
Page 332 - A man must either be of the highest rank or live miserably. My pay is considerable, nor am I sparing of money ; yet does it often happen that I have not wherewithal to satisfy the cravings of hunger, the bazars being so ill supplied, and frequently containing nothing but the refuse of the grandees.
Page 106 - Mughal, the brutal Afghan, and the bully Sikh. Warriors and statesmen came and went; but there was no egress, and no wish on the part of the Kashmiris in normal times to leave their home. The outside world was far, and from all accounts inferior to the pleasant valley, and at each of the gates of the valley were soldiers who demanded fees. So the Kashmiris lived their self-centred life, conceited, clever, and conservative.
Page 332 - ... latter city as in our own capital, it cannot be greatly less. As respects the better sort of people, there is a striking difference in favour of Paris, where seven or eight out of ten individuals seen in the streets are tolerably well clad, and have a certain air of respectability; but in Delhi, for two or three who wear decent apparel, there may always be reckoned seven or eight poor, ragged, and miserable beings, attracted to the capital by the army.
Page 26 - Alps ; they are crowned by peaks whose wonderful altitudes are frozen beyond the possibility of vegetation, and are usually covered with snow wherever snow can lie. In Waziristan, hidden away in the higher recesses of its great mountains, are many valleys of great natural beauty, where we find the spreading poplar and the ilex in all the robust growth of an indigenous flora .... Among the minor valleys Birmal perhaps takes precedence by right of its natural beauty. Here are stretches of park-like...
Page 108 - There is little in the Dard to enlist the sympathies of the casual observer. He lacks the intelligence, humour, and fine physique of the Kashmiri, and though undoubtedly far braver than the latter, has none of the independent spirit and martial bearing which draws us towards the Patlian, despite all his failings.

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