Travels in India Volume 1 Jean-Baptiste Tavernier

ISBN: 9781230376943

Published: September 12th 2013

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Travels in India Volume 1  by  Jean-Baptiste Tavernier

Travels in India Volume 1 by Jean-Baptiste Tavernier
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 134 pages | ISBN: 9781230376943 | 3.26 Mb

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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...is given as 6 hours, toMoreThis 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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...is given as 6 hours, to a poor village called Patemet (Patamata), and ij league on to Bezwdda, while here the distance is given at 4 coss. Thus if we add in both cases we find from Masulipatam to Bezwdda is in the one case 11 leagues and 6 hours, or say about 6 leagues = 17 leagues in all- and in the other 18 coss.

The true distance is 40 miles. CHAPTER XII Route from Surat to Goa, and from Goa to Golconda by Bijapur You may go from Surat to Goa partly by land and partly by sea, but the road is very bad by land, especially from Daman to Rajapur.

Most travellers take the route by sea, and taking an almadier? which is a row-boat, they go from point to point up to Goa, notwithstanding that the Malabaris, who are the pirates of India, are much to be feared along these coasts, as I shall presently say. The route from Surat to Goa is not counted by coss, but by gos, which are about equal to 4 of our common leagues. From Surat to Daman (daman).. 7 gos., Daman to Bassain (bassein). 10, Bassain to Chaoul (chaul). 9, Chaoul to Daboul (dabiiol). 12, Daboul to Rejapour (rajapur).

10, Rejapour to Ming-rela (vengurla) 9, Mingrela to Goa... 4, This makes in all from Surat to Goa. 61 gos. The great danger which has to be encountered on 1 Almadicr--from Arab. EP maadiah, a ferry-boat. Tavernier in his Persian Travels defines it as a small vessel of war. CHAP. XII MALABAR PIRATES 177 these coasts is, as I have said, the risk of falling into the hands of the Malabaris, who are strict Muhammadans and very cruel towards Christians. I have seen a Barefoot Carmelite Father who had been captured by these pirates.

In order to obtain his ransom speedily, they tortured him to such an extent that his right arm became half as short as the other, and it was...



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