Handbook to India, Burma and Ceylon

Handbook to India, Burma and Ceylon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...the words "In Lahore," corresponding to 1615, and is probably the date of the building of the tomb, while the other refers to the death of Anar Kali. The story is that Anar Kali was beloved by Salim, and was seen by Akbar, his father, to smile when the Prince entered the harem. As a punishment for this it is said that she was buried alive; and the distich engraved on her sarcophagus certainly indicates that Salim was her lover. This tomb is in the civil station, which also contains some imposing modern buildings. The chief are the High Court, the Government College, the Mayo Hospital (see below). The Cathedral is a cruciform building of brick, occupying a very central site E. of the Museum and Post Office. The old building, called the Shah Ohriagh is used as the AccountantGenera1's Oflice-the additions were designed by Mr. Oldrid Scott. The Museum, called by the natives 'Aja'ib Ghar, is near the Anar Kali Gardens and the Central Post Oflice. On a raised platform in front of the entrance is the famousfgun called the Zamzamah, "Hummer," but the word also means a lion's roar. The Sikhs called it the Bhangianwali 'l'op, that is the cannon of the Bhangi confederacy. The gun was made by Shah Wali Khan, Vazir of Ahmad Shah Durani, and was used by him at the battle of Paniput. After Ahmad Shah left India it came into the hands of the Bhangi Misl, and Ranjit eventually got possession of it, and used it at the siege of Mooltan in 1818. It was then placed at the Delhi Gate of Lahore until 1860, when it was removed to its present site. The Persian inscri tions on it give the date of casting, 1 62 A.D. The Museum contains specimens of the anti uities, arts, manufactures, and raw pro ucts--vegetable, mineral, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236792254
  • 9781236792259