The tribes and castes of the North-western Provinces and Oudh Volume 4

9781236305015: The tribes and castes of the North-western Provinces and Oudh Volume 4

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. 1896 Excerpt: ...more like lowland Hindustanis than the average Kumaun Pahdris." They manufacture wooden bowls for sale and "live under temporary huts, frequently moving from place to place amidst the jungles of Chipula; their principal subsistence being certain edible sorts of wild plants and what game they can catch, and they occasionly get presents of cooked food from the villagers. They have a dialect of their own, but some of them can communicate with their civilized neighbours in Pahdri Hindi." The scanty vocabulary of the Raji languages that has been collected supports the connection with the tribes of Nepal suggested by Dr. Latham. Traditions of origin. i Muir,.Ancient Sanskrit Texts, II, 365, 491; Wright, Nepal, 89, 106, 110, 312; Journal, Asiatic 8ociety of Bengal, 1849, pages 733, 766; 1858, page 446, quoted by Atkinson, Himalayan Gazetteer, II, 364, sqq. Report, Kumaun, 19, 57: Asiatic Researches, XVI, 150. 3. The following more particular account of the Rajis has been prepared from notes by Bhawani Singh, Teacher of the Deoliya Kot School in the Almora District:--4. They are known by two names: Raji and Rawat. These names are used by the people themselves as age. well as by outsiders. They say that they are descended from the servants of the Raja of Kutpur, by whom they were expelled for some fault. Since then they have been wandering about in the hills and forests, living on jungle produce. At the time of their expulsion the Raja of Kutpur was Nil Kapal, but they cannot say how many Re$earehet, TV, 206, 231. 'Ethnology of the Britith Coloniet. 132; Atkinson, ioc. eit., 366. Vol. IV. o 8 years ago he lived. This Kutpur family, they say, reigned for thirty-eight generations--from Vikramaditya to Biram Deo. All the members of the tribe consider the...

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