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Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal Part I May 1845




During the early wars of the Hazarahs and Ghiljyes the latter burnt the dead bodies of the former that came in their possession and only discontinued the practice (disgraceful to both parties as men and Mosumans) on the former retaliating. [...] The grave of the first officer who was buried after the army reached Candahar (he was murdered) was being dug into when the resurrectionists were disturbed by my gardener going to turn water of into the garden and a repetition of the attempt was alone prevented by my making the owner of the field responsible for the preservation of the tomb. [...] During the siege of Kalat-i-Ghiljye the fire that had been kindled to consume the corpse of a Hindoo native offictr was extinguished by the besiegers and the bodies of the camp followers they had cut up were the next day hacked with their spades by the cultivators who came to the spot to turn water into their fields. [...] It is composed of accounts of the different districts of Cabool drawn up at the request of that Russian agent during his residence at Cabool in the latter end of 1837 and beginning of 1838." Rough Notes on the Zoology of Candahar and the Neighbouring Districts. [...] Sides of the face very tumid.' General colour a light yellowish-clay pale sandy or isahellbrown ; underneath paler : the volar membrane light dusky and the inter-digital at base towards the wrist also the tip of the wing and a broad border btween the leg and proximate finger with the fingers themselves of the same light hue as the fur of the body.



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