The East Indian Gazetteer; Containing Particular Descriptions of the Empires, Kingdoms, Principalities, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Districts, Fortresses, Harbours, Rivers, Lakes, &C. of Hindostan, and the Adjacent Countries, Volume . 1

The East Indian Gazetteer; Containing Particular Descriptions of the Empires, Kingdoms, Principalities, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Districts, Fortresses, Harbours, Rivers, Lakes, &C. of Hindostan, and the Adjacent Countries, Volume . 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...being the son of his neice, who is the daughter of his sister. The territory of this female sovereign on the continent, in 1800, paid 14,000 rupees of land tax to the British government, which also receives all the customs of her port. Most of the Laccadives are also subject to her authority: but they are wretched islands, producing no grain, nor any thing beyond co coa-nuts, betel-nut and plantains. At the above date the Biby possessed several vessels, with which she traded to Arabia, Bengal, and Sumatra. The town of Cananore lies at the bottom of a small bay, one of the best on this coast, and contains several good houses belonging to Mahomedan merchants. The people here have little or no communication with the Maldives, although the sultan and his islanders are also Moplays. The small division attached to Cananore extends no where more than Iwo miles from the glacis of the fort, and the surface of the whole is high and uneven. In 1800, the number of houses in Cananore and the district of Cherical was 10,386, and of slaves there were4,670, mostlyof thePoliar and Pariah castes; but a great proportion of the cultivation is carried on by hired men. A trade is carried on from hence with Bengal, Arabia, Sumatra, and Surat, from which quarters horses, almonds, piece goods, sugar, opium, silk, benzoin, and camphor, are imported; the exports are principally pepper, cardamoms, sandal-wood, coir and shark fins. So early as A.D. 1505 the Portuguese had a fort at Cananore.--(F. Buchanan, Bruce, fyc.) Cancao.--A town in Cambodia, which in 1820 was the frontier of the Cochin Chinese dominions. Lat. 11 N., Ion. 104 E. This is a port of considerable commerce, although situated on a river not navigable for large vessels. Canco&pa.--A town and small district...show more

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  • 9781236519207