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ORIENTAL MEMOIRS:

A NARRATIVE OF

SEVENTEEN YEARS RESIDENCE IN INDIA.

BY JAMES FORBES, F.R.S., &c.

SECOND EDITION,

REVISED BY HIS DAUGHTER,

THE COUNTESS DE MONTALEMBERT.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET,

Publisher in Ordinary to His Dajesty.

J. B. NICHOLS AND SON, 25, PARLIAMENT STREET.

CONTENTS

THE SECOND VOLUME.

CHAPTER J.

Administration of Justice in Dhuboy-Trial by Panchaut-Sacred

Trees in the Durbar Courts—Minutes in the Dhuboy Courts of
Justice—Three extraordinary Trials— Infanticide-Suicide com-
mon among the young Hindoo Widows-Singular Petition in the
Court of Adawlet at Baroche-Remarks on the Devils or Genii
mentioned therein-Modes of ascertaining the Guilt of the Ac-
cused - Demons in Sacred and Profane History-Hidden Trea-
sure common among the Ancients-Wonderful Accumulation of
Asiatic Wealth-Guarded by Serpents-An extraordinary event
of this nature in the Dhuboy Purgupna-One similar at Surat-
Anecdote of a Naga or Hooded Snake-Ordeal Trials permitted
at Dhuboy-Dherna-Koor-Hindoos buried alive-Story of a
Sutter, or self-devoted Hindoo Widow reclaimed-Ablutions and
other Customs in India-Salt the Symbol and Pledge of Hos-
pitality

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CHAPTER V.

District of Chandode-Juggernaut-Funeral Ceremony of the Hin-

doos-Four Grand Divisions of Hindoo Castes-Temple and Village

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