India and Its Native Princes; Travels in Central India and in the Presidencies of Bombay and Bengal

India and Its Native Princes; Travels in Central India and in the Presidencies of Bombay and Bengal

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...The sheik, astounded at this miracle, replied, "Oh! my son, it is written that the emperor will never have a son unless some other man will sacrifice for him the life of his own heir; and surely no one is capable of such an act." "If you will allow me," cried the child, " I will die, in order that his majesty may be consoled." And, before Shisti could interfere, he expired. That very day a child was conceived, and in due time born; and Akbar, out of gratitude, called him Selim. He became afterwards the Emperor Jehanghir. The mosque, which is very beautiful, is a long building surmounted by three domes; and an elevated pediment, ornamented with mosaics, marks the Chapel of Friday, the Mussulman Sabbath, on each side of which are three lower chapels consecrated to the different days of the week. In front of the mosque is a fine marble basin, where the faithful perform their ablutions. The north side of the court is covered with numerous tombs. The imperial palace lies to the east of the tomb. It is a vast collection of separate buildings connected by galleries and courtyards, and covering an area at least equal to that occupied by the Louvre and the Tuileries. The first building you come to on leaving the tomb used to contain the private apartments of the emperor. It now goes by the name of tapili, or guardhouse, from the fact of its being inhabited by the handful of soldiers who are employed to keep off marauders from the ruins. This palace is built with great simplicity, its exterior being nothing but a blank walk, with a small court in its centre, into which the galleries on the different storeys open. On one side is a colonnade, profusely ornamented in the Hindoo style; this was the verandah of the apartment of...show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551613
  • 9781236551610