Indian Antiquary Volume 9

Indian Antiquary Volume 9

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...during the reign of Sikandar Ludi of Delhi (A.D. 1488-1517). A plan of the mound is given in the accompanying plate. It is roughly square, with sides of 120 feet; it does not rise much above the prevailing lcvel, and is nearly covered with trees and shrubs. There is an artificial pond of water, measuring 4-3 feet by 38 feet, forty-eight feet south of the mound, and another pond, about the same size, (not shown in tho plun, ) ' stands about 150 yards to the north-east of the fakir's hut. A rough track, leading from the village of Szlgllri to the katcha road running from Rawat Sami to Kalar, runs along the south and west sides of the mound. The plan renders unnecessary any very detailed description of the mound, but as an elevation drawing of it, and sections, cannot be given for want of space, it may be mentioncd that the steepest side of it is the north, whore the ground rises, by two platforms, from the fakir's hut to the pir's tomb. This tomb stands on o. small square platform of its own, resting against a low stone wall. On the east and wcst sidcs the ground falls, with varying graduation, to the prevailing level of the fields; on the south side the descent is stepped (as will be soon from the remains of retaining walls shown on the plan), as is also the case at the south-cast and south-west corners. The surface of the mound is covered with the remains and traccs of walls, and with blocks and fragments of stone. There are two: lllll.l'l1HliLLll).I1 graves, besides that of the pir. The highest part of the mound lies east of, and close to, the pir's tomb, and is about 12 feet above the level of the pond to the south, but the whole of the mound south of the wall against which that tomb rests, being an area of about (30 feet from...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937651
  • 9781236937650