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THE EAST INDIA V A D E - M E C U M ; OR, COMPLETE GUIDE TO GENTLEMEN INTENDED FOR THE CIVIL, MILITARY, OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE HON. EAST INDIA COMPANY.

BY CAPTAIN THOMAS WILLIAMSON, Author of 'The Wild Sports of the East.'

LONDON: PRINTED FOR BLACK, PARRY, AND KINGSBURY, Booksellers to the Honorable East India Company, 7, LEADENHALL-STREET, 1810.

Volume I of II (*Williamson 1810*):

*Preface ((vi-xii))*
*Table of contents ((xiii-xvi))*
(1) *Instructions to Persons proceeding to India regarding articles to be provided, and precautions to be adopted ((1-30))*
(2) *Matter relating to embarking, and the usual customs on board-ship, sea-sickness, fishing at sea ((31-60))*
(3) *Foreign settlements, Brazils, crossing the Line ((61-68))*
(4) *Religious character of sailors, funerals at sea, Cape of Good Hope ((69-88))*
(5) *Of St. Helena ((89-110))*
(6) *Island of Johanna, and the Comoro Cluster ((110-119))*
(7) *Whale-fishery in. the Mozambique Channel  ((120-123))*
(8) *White squalls, passage round Ceylon, and up the Coromandel coast ((124-126))*
(9) *Madras, masoolah-boats, debashes, bad meats, localities ((127-138))*
(10) *General track up the Bay, cautions necessary to be adopted by pilot-schooners at the Sand-heads ((139-141))*
(11) *General appearance of the coast, modes of getting up from the ship to Calcutta ((142-154))*
(12) *Coins and weights in use, land measure ((155-169))*
(13) *Taverns to be avoided, instructions and cautions regarding servants, women, &c. ((161-172))*
(14) *Estimate of primary and current expences ((173-175))*
(15) *Acquirement of the language, with advice regarding conduct in general ((176-178))*
(16) *Reasons for retaining a number of servants, religious scruples ((179-185))*
(17) *Classification of servants ((185-188))*
(18) *The Banian, and Darogah ((188-192))*
(19) *The Moonshy, the Jemmudur, the Chobe-dar, the Soontah-burdar, the Kansamah, the Sircar, the Cranny, specimen of style ((192-212))*
(20) *The Khedmutgar, the Mosaulchy, the Hookah-burdar, the Hookah, the Kaleaun, the Goor-goory, and the Neriaul ((212-228))*
(21) *Modes of carrying water, the Bheesty, Tatties ((229-236))*
(22) *The Babachy, the Durzy, the Doby, the Mohout, the Mate, and the Surwan ((236-253))*
(23) *The Syce, the Grass-cutter, the Mauly, mode of drawing water ((254-266))*
(24) *The Aub-dar, the Compadore, the Hirkarah, the Duftoree, the Fraush, the Mater, the Doureah, mode of keeping and feeding dogs ((267-280))*
(25) *The Kalashy, the Manjy, the Goleeah, and the Dandy ((281-287))*
(26) *The Berriarah, description of sheep, and mode of fattening ((288-293))*
(27) *The Chokey-dar, curious system of vigilance in the upper provinces, expert thieves ((294-298))*
(28) *The Durwan, the Cahar, insolence of the Ooreah bearers ((298-310))*
(29) *Hints regarding the lading of cattle ((310-311))*
(30) *Umbrellas, punkahs, liveries ((312-313))*
(31) *The mahanah-palanquin, the bochah, the taum-jaung, the bangy ((313-324))*
(32) *The r'hunt, the g'horry-waun, fine bullocks, the g'horry, the hackery ((325-333))*
(33) *Cautions against engaging European servants, either male or female ((334-336))*
(34) *Portugueze Ayah, ridiculously vain of their genealogies ((337-339))*
(35) *The Hindostanee Ayah ((340-341))*
(36) *The Dhye, domestic secrets ((341-346))*
(37) *Domestic manners and customs of the natives, with details of the state of society among them ((346-408))*
(38) *Flying kites, great dexterity, natives peculiarly tenacious of privacy in their dwellings  ((408-411))*
(39) *European polygamy, characters of women generally domiciliatcd by Europeans, ordinary expences ((413-417))*
(40) *Dress and ornaments of a Hindostanee lady ((417-431))*
(41) *Scented oils, mode of extracting the attar of roses, with calculation of expences ((431-441))*
(42) *Unctions in general use, bathing, alligators ((442-448))*
(43) *Invitations, visiting, female nomenclature, loud music ((449-451))*
(44) *Reasons for Europeans retaining native women, and impediments in the way of marriage ((451-458))*
(45) *Orphan Institution ((459-468))*
(46) *Vaccination in Bengal, mode of inoculating in use among the Brahmans, and among the Pahariahs, making capons ((469-475))*
(47) *The Native Hospital at Calcutta ((479-482))*
(48) *Style of building among the natives, mode of thatching, domestic furniture, the beetle-leaf and plant ((483-498))*
(49) *Cheroots, women smokers, imitations of native manners, dress, &c., and vice versa ((499-502))*
(50) *Mirza Abu Taaleb Khan, his ingratitude and vanity, comparison of his poetry with that of Hafiz and Yuqueen ((503-509))*
(51) *Precautions against fire, heavy rains, protection against them ((509-514))*
(52) *Bungalows, bricklayers, carpenter and smith, houses smeared with cow-dung, mindy applied to hands and feet ((514-520))*

*On to Williamson 1810, Volume II*

 

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