(London :  Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.,  1910.)

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 ``` CHAPTER XV. 165 Therefore the balance is called tuld. The first lines mean the units of the weight from i to 5, and farther on to 10; the following lines mean the tenths, 10, 20, 30, &c. With regard to the cause of this arrangement they relate the following saying of Vasudeva:—• " I will not kill Sisupala, the son of my aunt, if he has not committed a crime, but will pardon him until ten, and then I shall call him to account." We shall relate this story on a later opportunity. Alfazari uses in his astronomical handbook the word jjala for day-minutes (i.e. sixtieth parts of a day). I have not found this use anywhere in Hindu literature, but they use the word to denote a correction in a mathe¬ matical sense. The Hindus have a weight called hhdra, which is mentioned in the books about the conquest of Sindh, It is equal to 2000 pala; for they explain it by 100 x 20 pala, and as nearly equal to the weight of an ox. This is all I have lighted on as regards Hindu weights. By measuring (with dry measures) people determine ury the body and the bulk of a thing, if it fills up a certain measure which has been gauged as containing a certain quantity of it, it being understood that the way in Page 79. which the things are laid out in the measure, the way in which their surface is determined, and the way in which, on the whole, they are arranged within the measure, are in every case identical. If two objects which are to be weighed belong to the same species, they then prove to be equal, not only in bulk, but also in weight; but if they do not belong to the same species, their bodily extent is equal, but not their weight. They have a measure called bisi (? sibi), which is mentioned by every man from i-vanauj and Somanath, According to the people of Kanauj— 4 hist — I prastha. \ hist — I kudava. ```