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Bidar, Muhammadan Kingdom of South-
ern India (1492-1657), vi. 288.

Bidar 7 work, damascening of silver on
bronze, article ' India,' vi. 607. Local
notices — Made at Bidar, ii. 419;
Purniah, xi. 328.

Biddulph, Major, quoted on slavery in
Kafiristan, vii. 291.



Bidesir, town in Rajputana, ii. 419.
Bidhuna, village and tahsil in N.-W.

Provinces, ii. 419, 420.
Bidi, Sub-division in Bombay, ii. 420.
Bidie, Dr., his official papers on the

Fauna and Flora of S. India, used,

ix. 80-102.
Bidyadhari, river in Bengal, ii. 420.
Bidyapati Thakur, court poet of Tirhut in

the 14th century, vi. 348.
Bigandet, Bishop, Life or Legend of

Gautama, quoted, vi. 137 (footnote):

160 (footnote 3).
Bihar, town and pargand in Oudh, ii.

420, 421.
Bihar, town and pargand in Oudh, ii. 421 .
Bihar, river in Central India, ii. 421.
Bihari Lai, Hindi poet of the 17th

century, and composer of the Satsai,

vi. 345-
Bihat, petty State in Bundelkhand, ii.

421.
Bihat, town in Oudh, ii. 421, 422.
Bihiya, village in Bengal, ii. 422.
Bihiya, canal on the Son system, Bengal,

ii. 422.
Bihora, petty State in Bombay, ii. 422.
Bihta Gosain, town in N.-W. Provinces,

ii. 422.
Bija, Hill State in Punjab, ii. 422.
Bijagarh, ruined hill fort in Central India.

ii. 422.
Bijaigarh, ruined fort in N.-W. Provinces,

ii. 422, 423.
Bijaigarh, town in N.-W. Provinces, ii.

423.
Bijapur, Sub-division in Bombay, ii. 423.
Bijapur, town and historic capital in

Bombay, ii. 423-425.
Bijapur, Muhammadan Kingdom of

Southern India (1489- 1688), vi. 288.
Bijapur, estate in Central Provinces, ii.

425.

Bijar, Mir, Talpur chief, rebelled again-t
Ghulam Nabi Khan Kalhora (1777),
then minister, his career, xii. 512, 513.

Bijawar, Native State in Central India,
ii, 425.

Bijaya, pass in Madras ii. 425.

Bijayanagar. .S^Vijayanagar and Hampi.

Bijbahar. See Bijbharn.

Bijbani, town in Bengal, ii. 426.

Bijbharn, town in Ka-hmir, ii. 426.

Bijegarh. See Bijaigarh.

Bijepur, town in Rajputana, ii. 426.

Bijeraghogarh, tract of country in Central
Provinces, ii. 426.

Bijeraghogarh, village in Central Pro-
vinces, ii. 426.

Bijipur, estate in Madras, ii. 426.

Bijji, estate in Central Provinces, ii. 426,

427-
Bijli, estate in Central Provinces, 11. 427.



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INDEX.



Bijna, jagir in Bundelkhand, ii. 427.

Bijna, town in Central India, ii. 427.

Bijnaur, District in N.-W. Provinces, ii.
427-435 ; physical aspects, 428, 429 ;
history, 429, 430 ; population, 430,
431 ; agriculture, 431-433 ; natural
calamities, 433 ; commerce and trade,
etc., 433, 434 ; administration, 434 ;
medical aspects, 435.

Bijnaur, tahsil in N.-W. Provinces, ii.

.435-
Bijnaur, town in N.-W. Provinces, ii.

435-

Bijnaur, town and pargand in Oudh, ii.

436.
Bijni, dwdr in Assam, ii. 436, 437.
Bijni, village in Assam, ii. 437.
Bijnor. Sec Bijnaur.
Bijoli, village in Rajputana, ii. 437.
Bikaner, State in Rajputana, ii. 437-

440.
Bikaner, capital of State in Rajputana, ii.

440-443.
Bikapur, town and tahsil in Oudh, ii.

443-

Bikkavolu, village in Madras, ii. 443,
444.

Bikrampur, village in Bengal, ii. 444.

Bilaigarh, chiefship in Ctntral Provinces,
ii. 444.

Bilaii, town and tahsil in N.-W. Pro-
vinces, ii. 444.

Bilaspur, District in Central Provinces,
ii. 444-453 ; physical aspects, 445, 446;
history, 446-449 ; population, 449, 450 ;
agriculture, 450, 451 ; natural calami-
ties, 451 ; commerce and trade, 451,
452 ; administration, 452, 453; medical
aspects, 453.

Bilaspur, tahsil in Central Provinces, ii.

453-

Bilaspur, town in Central Provinces, ii.

453. 454-
Bilaspur, village in N.-W 7 . Provinces, ii.

.454-
Bilaspur. See Kahlur.
Bilaspur, capital of Kahlur State, Punjab,

ii. 454.
Bilanda, estate in Central India, ii.

.454-.
Bilehri, village in Central Provinces, ii.

454-
Bilga, town in Punjab, ii. 454.
Bilgram, town, tahsil, and pargand in

Oudh, ii. 454-456.
Bilhaur, town and tahsil in N.-W. Pro-
vinces, ii. 456.
Biliapatam, East India Company's factory,

started at (1661), vi. 370.
Biligiri-Rangan, range of hills in Mysore,

.ii- 457-
Bilihra, estate in Central Provinces, ii.

457-



Bilimora, town in Bombay, ii. 457,

458.
Bilin, river in Burma, ii. 458.
Bilin, town in Lower Burma, ii. 458.
Bilin-kyaik-to, township in Lower Burma,

ii. 458, 459-
Bilram, town in N.-W. Provinces, ii.

459-
Bilri, petty State in Kathiawar, ii.

.459-

Bilsi, town in N.-W. Provinces, ii. 459.

Biluchis, criminal clan in Karnal, viii. 26.

Bilii-Gywon, island in Lower Burma, ii.
459, 460.

Bimlipatam, estate in Madras, ii. 460.

Bimlipatam, town in Madras, ii. 460,
461.

Bindki, town in N.-W. Provinces, ii. 461.

Bindraban, sacred city of the Hindus.
See Brindaban.

Bindranawagarh, estate in Central Pro-
vinces, ii. 461.

Binds, aboriginal tribe, in Maldah, ix.
243 ; Mirzapur, ix. 456 ; included with
the Santals in the Santal Parganas, xii.
230.

Binginapalli, village in Madras, ii. 461.

Binjwars, aboriginal tribe, in Borasambar,
iii. 89 ; Deori, iv. 205 ; Kharsal, viii.
168 ; Patna State, xi. 116 ; Raipur, xi.

371.

Binlaing, river in Burma, 461, 462.

Bir, village in Punjab, ii. 462.

Bir Bandh, embankment in Bengal, ii.
462.

Biramganta, town in Madras, ii. 462.

Birbhum, District in Bengal, iii. 1-11 ;
physical aspects, 1,2; history, 2, 3 ;
population, 3, 4 ; material condition of
the people, 4, 5 ; agriculture, 5, 6 ;
natural calamities, 6 ; commerce and
trade, 6; manufactures, silk, 6-10;
administration, 10, II ; medical aspects,
11.

Birchigaon, mountain pass in N.-W. Pro-
vinces, iii. 11, 12.

Birda Hills. See Barda Hills.

Bird, Miss, Unbeaten Tracks in Japan,
quoted, vi. 152 (footnote 3) ; 202 (foot-
note 1) ; 224 (footnote 3).

Birds, birds of prey, and game birds,
article ' India,' vi. 659. Local notices^
Bakarganj, i. 442 ; Upper Burma, iii.
212 ; Chittagong Hill Tracts, iii. 448 ;
Darjiling, iv. 13 1 ; Dera Ismail Khan,
iv. 220 ; Firozpur, iv. 439 ; Hardoi, v.
322; Hill Tipperah, v. 395; Jalpaiguri,
vii. 109 ; Jerruck, vii. 180 ; North
Kanara, vii. 370 ; Kangra, vii. 414 ;
Karauli, vii. 472 ; Karnul, viii. 35, 36 ;
Kashmir, viii. 69 ; Kistna, viii. 226 ;
Kotah (parrots), viii. 304 ; Kulu, viii.
33S ; Lahore, viii. 405 ; Lohardaga,



1XDEX.



45



viii. 477; Madras Presidency, ix. 91-94;
Mainpuri, ix. 203 ; Montgomery, ix.
495 ; Moradabad, ix. 505 ; Muzafifar-
garh, x. 58 ; Nepal, x. 278 ; Nimar, x.
328 ; Pabna, x. 512 ; Palni Mountains,
xi. 17 ; Patna, xi. 94 ; Peshawar, xi.
147 ; Pilibhit, xi. 172 ; Punjab, xi. 259;
Purniah, xi. 323 ; Rajshahi, xi. 429 ;
Rangpur, xi. 489 ; Ratnagiri, xii. 4 ;
Rewa Kantha, xii. 49, 50 ; Shahabad,
xii. 325 ; Shahjahanpur, xii. 344 ;
Shahpur, xii. 361 ; Shevaroy Hills, xii.
383, 384 ; Sind, xii. 507 ; the Sundar-
bans, xiii. 109, 390 ; Surat, xiii. 120 ;
Thar and Parkar, xiii. 264 ; Twenty-
four Parganas, xiii. 389.

Birds' nests, Edible, found in, and ex-
ported from the Andaman Islands, i.
282 ; Madras, ix. 92 ; Mergui Archi-
pelago, ix. 412 ; Nicobar Islands, x.
2 95 '■> Pigeon Island, xi. 169.

Bird wood, Sir G., Handbook to the British
Indian Section of the Paris Exhibition
of 1878, quoted, article 'India,' vi. 163
(footnote 2) ; Report onthc Miscellaneous
Old Records in the India Office, quoted,
359 (footnote 2); 360; 364 (footnotes
I and 2); 368 (footnote); 370 (foot-
note) ; discovered origin of the name
of James and Mary Sands, vii. 123.

Birganj, village in Bengal, iii. 12.

Birhar, pargand in Oudh, iii. 12.

Birhors, aboriginal tribe, in Hazaribagh,
.v. 373-

Biria, town in N.-W. Provinces, iii. 12.

Birkul, village in Bengal, iii. 12, 13.

Birkul, embankment in Bengal, iii. 13.

Birnagar, town in Bengal, iii. 13.

Birpur, village in Bengal, iii. 13.

Birsilpur, town in Rajputana, iii. 13.

Bir Singh Deo, ruler of Orchha, submitted
to the Mughal Emperor, iii. 155 ; built
fort of Jhansi, and murdered Abul Fazl,
Akbar's minister, vii. 217 ; defeated
(1602), but again rebelled (1627), vii.
228.

Birudankarayapuram, ancient city in
Madras, iii. 13.

Birupa, river in Bengal, iii. 13.

Birur, town and mart in Mysore, iii. 13,
14.

Bi.-aldeo or Visaldeva, Chauhan ruler of
A j mere, took Delhi (1154), and left
both thrones to Prithwi Raja, iv. 190.

Bisali, pass in Madras, iii. 14.

Bisalnagar, town and Sub-division of
Baroda, iii. 14.

Bisalpur, town and tahsil in N. -W. Pro-
vinces, iii. 14.

Bisambha, town in N.-W. Provinces, iii.

15-
Bisanli, town and tahsil in N.-W. Pro-
vinces, iii. 15, 16.



Bisauli. See Basohli.

Bisawar, town in N.-W. Provinces, iii. 16.

Bishangarh, town in N.-W. Provinces, iii.

16.
Bishanpur Xarhan Khas, village in Ben-
gal, iii. 16.
Bishenpur. See Bishnupur.
Bishkhali, river of Bengal, iii. 16.
Bishnois, curious sect in Ilissar, v. 429.
Bishnupur, Sub-division of Bengal, iii. 16.
Bishnupur, ancient capital of Bankura,

Bengal, iii. 16, 17.
Bismuth, found in Upper Burma, iii. 211.
Bison, The Indian, article ' India,' vi.

656. Local notices — Ahmadnagar, i.

100 ; Anamalai Hills, i. 270 ; Andi-

patti Hills, i. 288; Arakan Hill

Tracts, i. 299 ; North Arcot, i. 312 ;

Balaghat, i. 453 ; Biligiri-rangan, ii.

457 ; Bombay Presidency, iii. 46 ;

Bonai, iii. 85 ; Upper Burma, iii. 212 ;

Chhindwara, iii. 399 ; Cochin, iv. 2 ;

Coimbatore, iv. 15-21 ; Coorg, iv. 32 ;

Darrang, iv. 142 ; Gangpur, iv. 478 ;

Western Ghats, v. 59 ; Godavari, v.

123 ; Hassan, v. 346 ; Hazaribagh, v.

370; Hill Tipperah, v. 395 ; Himalaya

Mountains, v. 409 ; Indore, vii. 2 ;

Kadur, vii. 283 ; North Kanara, vii.

370; South Kanara, vii. 377 ; Karnul,

viii. 35 ; Khandesh, viii. 150 ; Kotah,

viii. 304 ; Lohardaga, viii. 477 ;

Madras, ix. 8-91 ; Madura, ix. 121 ;

Malabar, ix. 220 ; Manbhiim, ix. 279 ;

Mysore, x. 115; Nellore, x. 262;

Nimar, x. 328; Palasgaon, x. 542;

Palni Mountains, xi. 17 ; Polur, xi.

197 ; Raipur, xi. 368 ; Rampa, xi. 454 ;

Rewa Kantha, xii. 49; Sagar ; Mysore;,

xii. in ; Salem, xii. 152; Satara, xii.

277 ; Sawantwari, xii. 296 ; Shimoga,

xii. 400; Sylhet, xiii. 145 ; Tharawani,

xiii. 272 ; Travancore, xiii. 345 ; Wun,

xiii. 539.
Bison Range, hills in Madras, iii. 17.
Bisrampur, village in Chutia Nagpur, iii.

17 ;

Bisrampur, coal-field in Chutia Nagpur,

iii. 17, 18.
Bissan, town in Rajputana, iii. 18.
Bissemkatak, town in Madras, iii. 18.
Bissemkatak, estate in Madras, iii. 18.
Biswan, town, tahsil, and pargand in

Oudh, iii. 18, 19.
Bithar, town in Oudh, iii. 19.
Bithur, town in N.-W. Provinces, iii. 19,

20.
Bitraganta, village in Madras, iii. 20.
Blacker's, Col., Account of the Marat hd

J Tars, quoted on Asirgarh, i. 339.
Black Hole, The tragedy of the, at

Calcutta (1756), article 'India,' vi.

3Si.



46



INDEX.



' Black Mountain Expedition,' The,
(1868). See Hazara, v. 362, 363.

Black Pagoda. See Kanarak.

Black-Skins or Non-Aryans, described by
the Aryans, article ' India,' vi. 53, 54.

Blackwood trees, found in the Anamalai
Hills, i. 270; Bel gaum, ii. 232 ; Bom-
bay, iii. 44, 45 ; Cochin, iv. 2 ; Coorg,
iv. 32 ; Ciuldapah, iv. 48 ; Dharampur,
iv. 249 ; Dungarpur, iv. 322 ; Western
Ghats, v. 59 ; Haidarabad (Sind), v.
275 ; Haliyal, v. 296 ; Hassan, v. 346;
Thabua, vii. 194; South Kanara, vii. 376;
Karjat, viii. 1 1 ; Kolaba, viii. 261 ;
Kollamalai Hills, viii. 286 ; Madras,
ix. 7 ; Malabar, ix. 229 ; Monghyr, ix.
480; Mysore, x. 114; Nilgiri Hills, x.
3°5> 3 2 3 > Pachamalai Hills, x. 521 ;
Palni Mountains, xi. 19 ; Rajpipla, xi.
391 ; Rewa Kantha, xii. 49 ; Sawant-
wari, xii. 296 ; Shevaroy Hills, xii.
383; Surat, xiii. 120; Surgana, xiii.
136 ; Travancore, xiii. 345 ; Trichino-
poli, xiii. 355 ; Wainad, xiii. 510.

Blair, Lieut. Archibald, made first survey
of the Andaman Islands (1789-90), i.
281.

Blair, Port, harbour in the Andaman
Islands, described, i. 281, 282.

Blake, Martin, Assistant to the Agent in
Rajputana, murdered in a riot at Jaipur
(1835), vii - 57-

Blandford, Mr., on the Raniganj coal-
fields, quoted, xi. 504.

Blane, Capt., commenced the new works
of the Western Jumna Canal, vii. 261.

Blankets and rugs, manufacture of, at
Ahmadabad, i. 87 ; Anupshahr, i. 295 ;
Arakan Hill Tracts, i. 302 ; Athni, i.
378 ; Charda in Bahraich, i. 432 ;
Balrampur, ii. 26 ; Bangalore, ii. 64 ;
Basim, ii. 187 ; Bellary, ii. 247 ;
Bhander, ii. 368 ; Bhera, ii. 386 ;
Bhutan, ii. 414 ; Bikaner, ii. 439, 442;
Cachar, iii. 237 ; Champaran, iii. 343;
Chitaldrug, iii. 426, 428 ; Daiidnagar,
iv. 158; Devangere, iv. 161 ; Dindigal,
iv. 301 ; Dodderi, iv. 311 ; Fatehpur
Sikri, iv. 435 ; Firozpur, iv. 445 ;
Gaya, v. 51 ; Godavari, v. 129 ;
Gubbi, v. 176 ; Haidarabad (Sind), v.
282 ; Hariana, v. 338 ; Hassan, v.
349; Hoshiarpur, v. 456 ; Hunsur, v.
502 ; Taisalmer, vii. 69 ; Jamkhandi,
vii. 127 ; Kadur, vii. 287 ; Kaladgi,
vii. 319 ; Kangra, vii. 426 ; Kanum,
vii. 438 ; Karjat, viii. 13 ; Karnal, viii.
29 ; Karra, viii. 49 ; Kashmir, viii.
73 ; Khemkarn, viii. 188 ; Kodumur,
viii. 240 ; Kolar, viii. 277-279 ; Kong-
noli, viii. 288 ; Kulu, viii. 344 ;
Lohardaga, viii. 485 ; Madgiri, viii.
540; Mandya, ix. 311; Mysore, x.



120; Najibabad, x. 179; Yeola, x.
233 ; Nate-puta, x. 240 ; Panipat, xi.
47 ; Parner, xi. 66 ; Partabgarh, xi.
J2, ; Poona, xi. 209 ; Piidukattai, xi.
238 ; Purniah, xi. 328; Fatehjangand
Pindi Gheb, xii. 32 ; Rawal Pindi, xii.
38 ; Rayachoti, xii. 39 ; Rojhan, xii.
79 ; Sadalgi, xii. 91 ; Saifganj, xii.
141; Sangamner, xii. 216; Sankeswar,
xii. 222 ; Satara, xii. 282 ; Sehwan,
xii. 305 ; Shahabad, xii. 332 ; Shahpur,
xii. 366 ; Shimoga, xii. 404 ; Sholapur,
xii. 418 ; Sira, xii. 546 ; Songir, xiii.
61 ; Tando Muhammad Khan, xiii.
178, 179; Thar and Parkar, xiii. 270;
Tumkur, xiii. 379 ; Turavaniir, xiii.
384 ; Wardha, xiii. 527 ; Wiin, xiii.

544-
Blindness, prevalent in Ambala, i. 224.
Blochmann, H., translation of the Ani-

i-Akbari, article ' India,' vi. 272

(footnote) ; 291 (footnote 1) ; 295

(footnotes) ; on the tomb of Zafar

Khan at Tribeni, xiii. 353.
Block, Mr. A., murdered at Sultanpur

(1857), xiii. 98.
Blyth, Mr., murdered by Nagas (18S0),

x. 146.
Blue Mountain, peak in Lower Burma,

iii. 20.
Boa Constrictors, grow to great size

in Chittagong Hill Tracts, iii. 448 ;

Manipur, xi. 326.
Boalmari, trading village in Bengal, iii.

20.
Boats, Bridges of, article ' India,' vi. 551.

See Bridges.
Boat-building, carried on at Barhaj, ii.

150 ; in Lower Burma, iii. 198 ; the

Eastern Dwars, iv. 334 ; Jehlam, vii.

175, 178 ; Narsapur, x. 215 ; Nellore,

x. 269 ; Pind Dadan Khan, xi. 183 ;

the Sundarbans, xiii. 397 ; Wazirabad,

xiii. 535-
Bobbili, estate in Madras, iii. 20-22.
Bobbili, town in Madras, iii. 22.
Bod, Tributary State in Orissa, iii. 22, 23.
Boda, estate in Bengal, iii. 23.
Bodanoness, petty State in Kathiavvar,

iii. 23.
Bodaw Paya, succeeded Alaung-paya

(1781) as King of Burma, put down

Talaing insurrection in Pegu, iii. 176 ;

changed capital from Rangoon to Pegu,

xi. 127.
Bodhan, village in Bombay, iii. 23.
Bodh Gaya. See Buddh Gaya.
Bodinayakaniir, estate in Madras, iii. 23,

24. ^
Bodinayakaniir, town in Madras, iii. 24.
Bodo, race in Assam, to which belong

Hajungs, Kacharis, Lalungs, Mechs,

and Rabhas, i. 351.



INDEX.



47



Bodwad, town in Bombay, iii. 24.
Boerrensen, Rev. H. P., report on the

Santal Settlements in Assam, xii. 230,

231.
Boggerii, river in Madras, iii. 24.
Bogle, crossed the Himalayas, east of

the Mariamla Pass, v. 406 ; calls

Sikkim, Demojong, xii. 484.
Bogoola. See Bagula.
Bogra, District in Bengal, iii. 24-32;

physical aspects, 25, 26 ; history, 26,

27 ; population, 27-29 ; agriculture,

etc., 29-31 ; administration, 31, 32.
Bogra, town in Bengal, iii. 32, 33.
Boigne, M. de, French general in Sindia's

service, raised siege of Agra (1788), i.

70 ; took Ajmere, i. 122 ; organized

Sindia's troops at Aligarh, i. 170 ;

bombarded Balahera fort, i. 457.
Boileau, Col., Deputy Commissioner of

Gonda, killed by a bandit named

Fazl Ali, v. 149.
Boisragon, Lt., defeated Fathna Raja at

Gangoh (1857), iv. 477.
Boja, a beer made from ragi, in the Palni

Mountains, xi. 18.
Bokaro, coal-field in Bengal, iii. 32, 23-
Bolan, pass leading to Baluchistan, article

'India,' vi. 6 ; iii. 33, 34-
Bolaram, cantonment in Haidarabad, iii.

34-

Bolpur, village in Bengal, iii. 34.

Bolundra, petty State in Bombay, iii. 34.

Bomanahilli, village in Madras, iii. 34.

Bombadi. See Bumawadi.

Bombay Presidency, iii. 34-73 ; bound-
aries, 35 ; history, 35-40 ; physical
aspects, 40, 41 ; districts of the
Presidency — Sind Districts, Gujarat
Districts, Konkan Districts, Deccan
Districts, Western Karnatic or South
Maratha Districts, 41 ; mountains, 41,
42 ; rivers, 42, 43 ; bays and lakes,
43, 44 ; minerals, 44 ; forests, 44, 45 ;
fauna, 45, 46 ; population, 46-49 ;
ethnology and language, 49-51 ; re-
ligions, 52; houses, etc., 52, 53;
agriculture, 53, 54 ; cotton, 54, 55 ;
irrigation, 55-57 ; famine, 57, 58 ;
manufactures, 58-60 ; cotton mills, 60,
61 ; roads and railways, 61, 64 ; foreign
trade, 62, 63 ; commerce and trade,
64, 65 ; administration, 65, 66 ;
political relations, 66, 67 ; army, 67 ;
marine, 67, 68 ; police, 68 ; jails, 68 ;
revenue and expenditure, 69, 70 ;
education, 70-72 ; medical aspects,
72 ; diseases, 72, J3.

Bombay, city and seaport in Western
India, iii. 73-84; history, 74-77 ; general
aspect, 77-79; population, 79-81;
administration, 82, 83 ; newspapers,
83 ; medical aspects, 83, S4.



Bombay, ceded to the East India Company
(1661), 370 ; made a Presidency (16S4-
87). 370 ; the main centre of Indian
foreign trade, 560.

Bomori, town in Central India, iii. 84.

Bomraj, estate in Madras, iii. 84.

Bonai, Tributary State in Chutia Nagpur,
Bengal, iii. 84-87 ; physical aspects,
84, 85 ; history, etc., 85 ; population, 85,
86; agriculture, 86, 87 ; trade, etc., 87.

Bonai Garh, town in Chutia Nagpur,
Bengal, iii. 87.

Bonai Hills, range in Chutia Nagpur,
Bengal, iii. 87, 88.

Bondada, village in Madras, iii. 88.

Bongong. See Bangaon.

Bonito fishery, in the Maldive Islands,
ix. 251.

Boura, marsh in Bengal, iii. 88.

Book, First, printed in India, by the
Jesuits at Ambalkota, viii. 241 ; and
published at Cochin (1577), iv. 12.

Bookbinding and illumination, article
' India,' vi. 112, 113.

Boondee. See Bundi.

Boragari, trading village in Bengal, iii. 88.

Borahs, Muhammadan class. Sec espe-
cially Ahmadabad, i. 85 ; Bombay
Presidency, iii. 52 ; Bombay City, iii.
81 ; Broach, iii. 103; Dhandhiika, iv.
243 ; Berar, v. 267 ; Rander, xi. 469 ;
Surat, xiii. 133.

Boram, village in Bengal, iii. 2>%.

Borasambar, estate in Central Provinces,
iii. 88, 89.

Borax, found in the Himalaya Mountains,
v. 412 ; refined at Jagadhri, vii. 40.

Border tribes. See Hill and border tribes.

Bore, The, or tidal wave, in the Hugh'
and Meghna, article ' India,' vi. 30,
31. Local notices — Bakarganj, i. 441 ;
Bankura, ii. 78 ; the Bilin, ii. 458 ;
Bilin-kyaik-to, ii. 458; Cambay, iii.
274 ; Coringa, iv. 43 ; Dakshin
Shahbazpur, iv. 96 ; the Hugh, v.
488 ; the Mahi, ix. 174 ; the Meghna,
i x - 394, 395 ; Noakhali, x. 340 ; the
Pegu, xi. 129; the Phenf, xi. 166; the
Rupnayayan, xii. 84 ; the Sit-taung, xii.
430 ; xiii. 40 ; Sudharam, xiii. 87 ; the
To, xiii. 335.

Bori, town in Central Provinces, iii. 89.

Boria, seaport in Bombay, iii. 89.

Borias, agricultural caste in Assam,
offspring of Brahman widow by man of
any other caste, i. 356.

Boro. See Rice.

Boronga Oil-Refining Company in Akyab,
vi. 627.

Borsad, town and Sub-division in Bom-
bay, iii. 89, 90.

Borthwick, Mr., laid out town of Jdora
and built bridge there, vii. 143.



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Boscawen, Admiral, his ineffectual siege

of Pondicherry (1748), vi. 379 ; xi. 198.
Boswell, Mr., his description of the fort

at Kondavir, in the Indian Antiquary,

referred to, viii. 288.
Botad, fortified town in Kathiawar, iii. 90.
Botanical Gardens. See Gardens.
Botany of India, article ' India,' vi. 662-

664 ; of the Madras Presidency, ix.

81-88.
Botawad, town in Bombay. See Botwad.
Botwas, aboriginal tribe in Padinalknad,

x. 525.
Boulderson, C. E., his revision of the

revenuesettlement of theTarai, xiii. 208.
Boulnois, Lt., murdered by the Moh-

mands, while constructing Fort Michni

(1852), ix. 423. _ _

Boundaries of India, article ' India, vi.

3, 4-
Bourchier, Charles, Governor of Madras

(1767-70), ix. 67.
Bourchier, Sir George, led column against

Lushais from Cachar (1870-71), iii.

448 ; viii. 531.
Bourquien, French general in Sindia's

service, expelled George Thomas from

Hariana, v. 337 ; defeated by Lord

Lake at Delhi (1803), x. 368.
Bowring, Lewin, Chief Commissioner of

Mysore, founded Bowring-pet (1864),

iii. 90.
Bowring - pet, village in Mysore, iii.

90, 91.
Bows and arrows, made at Kot Adu,

viii. 302.
Bowyear, Mr., placed in charge of the

Syriam factory on its re-establishment

(1698), xiii. 158.
Boyarani, town in Madras, iii. 91.
Boyas. See Bedars.
Boyd, Maj., killed by Cacharis at Maibang

(1882), ix. 188.
Boyle, Vicars, superintended defence of

Arrah (1857), i. 333 ; xii. 328, 329.
Braganza, Dom Constantino de, conquered

Daman (1559), iv. 101.
Brahma, The Creator, the first person in

the Hindu triad, vi. 98.
Brahmagiri, range of hills in Madras,

iii. 91.
Brahmanabad, historic city in Sind, iii.

91-

Brahmanakraka, village in Madras, iii. 91.

Brahmanbaria, town and Sub-division in

Bengal, iii. 91, 92.
Brahman founders of Hinduism, vi. 207.
Brahmanas, sacred Sanskrit writings

explanatory of the sacrifices and duties

of the priests, etc., vi. 88, 89.
Brahmani, river of Bengal, iii. 92.
Brahmanical castes, north and south of

the Vindhyas, vi. 193, 194 and footnote.



Brahmans, the priestly caste of ancient
India, article ' India,' vi. 87-100 ; origin
of priestly families, 87 ; growth of the
priesthood, 87, 88 ; the Brahman caste
fully formed, 89, 90 ; struggle between
the priestly and warrior castes, and
ultimate supremacy of the Brahmans,
92-94 ; Viswamitra the Kshattriya, and
Vasishtha the Brahman, 92, 93 ; the
four stages of a Brahman's life, 95 ;
Brahman rule of life and its hereditary
results on caste, 95, 96 ; Brahman
theology, the post-Vedic gods, 97, 98 ;
the Hindu triad, 98 ; the six darsanas
or Brahman schools of philosophy, 98,
99 ; Sanskrit grammar and speech,
100, 101 ; Sanksrit manuscripts and
dictionaries, 101-104 ; Brahman as-
tronomy, 104-106 ; mathematics, 106 ;
medicine, 106-110; war, no; music,
110-112; architecture and decorative
art, 112, 113; painting, 113; law,
113-118; secular literature, the epics,
118-124; poetry and the drama, 125,
126; novels, Beast stories and fables,
127, 128 ; post-Vedic theological litera-
ture, the Puranas, 128, 129 ; modern
Indian literature, 129 ; attacks on
Brahmanism from the 6th century B.C.
to the 19th century A.D., 130, 131 ; the
Brahman caste analyzed, 193, 194.
Local notices — For their distribution, see
the Population section under each
District ; especially numerous or other-
wise remarkable in Ajmere, i. 123,
124; Aligarh, i. 172; Allahabad, i.
189, 199 ; South Arcot, i. 322 ; Assam,
j : 353> 354,; Azamgarh, i. 395 ; Ballia,
ii. 20 ; Banda, ii. 50 ; Bara Banki,
ii. no; Basti, ii. 209; Benares, ii.
257 ; Bengal, ii. 296 ; Bettadpur (San-
keti), ii. 327 ; Bisalnagar (Nagar), iii.
14; Bithur, iii. 20; Bombay, iii. 51 ;
Broach (Bhragav), iii. 113; Buland-
shahr, iii. 135 ; Calcutta, iii. 256 ;
Cawnpur, iii. 283 ; Central India, iii. 295 ;
Central Provinces, iii. 316 ; Chainpur,
iii. 325 ; Chamba, iii. 328 ; Champaran,
iii. 338 ; Chilambaram (Dikshatar), iii.
413 ; Chitarkot, iii. 430 ; Combaconum,
iv. 24 ; Cuddapah (Sivaite), iv. 50 ;
Cuttack ^Sivaite), iv. 69 ; Dacca, iv. 83 ;
Darbhangah, iv. 124 ; Dehra Dun,
iv. 173 ; Delhi, iv. 182 ; Deoprayag,
iv. 205 ; Dharwar, iv. 267 ; Etah, iv.
361 ; Etawah, iv. 371, 373; Faizabad,
iv. 383 ; Fatehpur, iv. 425 ; Gaya
(Gayawals), v. 46 ; Ghazipur, v. 66 ;
Gonda, v. 150; Gorakhpur, v. 167;
Gwalior, v. 229 ; Haidarabad (Sind),
v. 277, 278 ; Hamirpur, v. 301 ;
Hardoi, v. 325 ; Hoshiarpur, v. 454 ;
Jabalpur, vii. 32 ; Jajpur (Sivaite),



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vii. 73 ; Jaunpur, vii. 154 ; Jawalapur,
vii. 163; Jehlam, vii. 170; Jessor
(Kul in), vii. 186 ; Jhansi, vii. 221 ;
Kalladakurichi, vii. 338 ; Kampil, vii.
353 ; Kamrup, vii. 359 ; North Kanara
(Havik), vii. 370; South Kanara, vii.
379 ; Kangra, vii. 418 ; Kankhal, vii.
434 ; Karnal, viii. 23 ; Kashmir, viii.



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