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Account of the Hindi,
And of the Gaura, or
Maithila language, 193.
Its force and utility, 236–238.
or Hindevi language, 190, 191.
Bengalah language, 191–193.
Utcala, or Odadresa language, 194.
196. Mahratta dialect, 197, 198. Carnata and Té--
lingah language, 198, 199. Gurjura, or the language
of Guzerat, 199, 200. Account of the Malay, or Ma-
layu language, 205-210. The Bali and Madura lan-
guages, 212. Alphabet and language of Arracan, 213
-216. Mou, or language of Pegu, 217. Thay, or
language of the Siamese, 218. K'hohmen and Lão dia-
lects, 220-222. Account of the Bali alphabet and
language, 223-226. Proof of its being a dialect of the
Sanscrit, 227, 232. Account of the Zend language,
and character, 229-234.
La Place (M.), observations of, on the astronomy of the
Hindus, ii. 62—66.
Law, or Láo dialect, notice of, ii. 221, 222.
Laws of Menu, analysis of, i. 33. Concerning Brahmins,
34. Interest on Money, S5, 36. Concerning the qua-
lification of officers, 39. On hire for servitude, 40.
Taxes and Rates, 41. Markets, 42. Loans, 43.
Laws of the Hindūs, observation on, ii. 319. See Menu.
Lexicons (Hindu), notice of, i. 247.
Leyden (Dr.), on the languages, &c. of the Indo-Chinese na-
tions, ii. 201-235.
Lingam of the Hindus, the same deity as the Phallus and
Priapus of the Greeks and Romans, i. 139-144.
Loans, regulations of Menu concerning, i. 35, 36, 43.
Lotos, venerated by the Hindus in common with other an-
cient nations, i. 145-154. True species of, ascertain-
Lutchman Dow (Rajab), melancholy catastrophe of the family
of, ii. 123-126 note.
Madura language, notice of, ii. 212.
Magadhi, or vulgar language of the Hindu, ii. 161.
Mahabhasha, a Sanscrit grammatical work, account of, ii.
167. Commentaries thereon, 165-170.
Maha-bharat, a Hindu poem, notice of, 1. 157.
Mahadeva, and Jupiter the Destroyer, the same deities, i.
Mahmoud of Ghizni, ravages India, i. 82.
Mahrattas assist the Sikhs, i. 300, 301. Are defeated by
Ahmed, sovereign of Afghanistan, 302-306. Immense
loss of the Mahrattas, 306 note.
guage, ii. 197. Historical sketch of their origin, and
political state, 339-347.
Account of their lan-
Maitila language, account of, ii. 193, 194.
Malay language, account of, ii. 205-210. Literature of
the Malays, 210, 211.
Manners and habits of the Hindus, brief notice of, i. 88-90.
Detailed account of, ii. 111 et seq.
tending to render their character mild, 111-113. In-
stances of extraordinary courage, 113-126. Fortitude
of the Hindus at the approach of death, 127. Infanti-
cide practised only by some tribes, 125. Abolished by
the tribe of Rajkumars, 130, 131. Account of widows
burning themselves with deceased husbands, 132–136.
And burying themselves, 137. Amusements, 141. Food,
ibid. Dress of the men, 142, 143. Dress of the women,
144, 145, 146. Of the dancing women, 147, 145. Re-
verence for seniors of families, 149.
Manufactures of the Hindus, ii. 155, 156.
Macalipuram, subterraneous excavations and antiquities of,
described, ii. 90-100.
Medical works of the Hindus, i. 241.
Menu, Institutes of, translated by Sir William Jones, i. 25,
27. Menu and Minos, whether the same persons, 28,
29 note. Style of the Institutes, 28. Coincidence be-
tween the Institutes of Menu and the Orphic Verses,
30 note. Their Doctrine concerning the Creation,- 29-
33. Analysis of the laws of Menu, 33 et seq. Menu
and Saturn, the same persons, 94. Burning of widows
recommended in the Institutes of Menu, ii. 132–134.
Metals, refining of, practised by the Hindus, i. 80, 81.
Metaphysics of the Hindus, concerning natural bodies, i.
Millin (M. le Chevalier), observations of, on the ancient wor-
ship of the moon as a male and female deity, i. 126
Mimangsa sect, tenets of, i. 265, 266.
Minos, a pagan deity, the same as the Yama of the Hindus,
Mohi, ancient excavations of, described, ii. 103-110.
Mon, or language of Pegu, ii. 217.
Money of the Hindūs, proofs of its antiquity, i. 36, 37.
Laws concerning, 38-45. Opinion of M. Sacy on the
antiquity of Hindu money, 47. And of M. Langlès,
48, 49. Money of the ancient Hebrews, 49, 50. Of an-
cient Egypt, 52-55. When introduced into Greece,
56. Reason why ancient coinshad the figures of an ox
or sheep on them, 58-61. Whether the Athenians had
gold money, 62. Athenian silver coins, 63. Lacede-
monian coins, 64, 65. Coins of Alexander, 66, 67.
Copper money, when struck at Rome, 68. Imperial
coins, 70. From what sources the Romans derived
their money, 71, 72. Chinese ignorant of the art of
coining, 73. Hindū coins, 74, 75. Observations of the
Chevalier Visconti on ancient money, 75–79.
Monsoons of India, account of, ii. 263-268.
Moon of the ancient Greeks, and the Hindu Iswara, resem-
blances between, i. 125. The moon both a male and
female deity, 126, and note.
Moral Wisdom of the Hindūs, i. 227–229.
Musical works of the Hindus, i. 242.
Mythology of the Hindus, and its affinity with that of the
Greeks and Romans, i. 93, 169–176. Ganesa the same
with Janus, 93. Saturn, with Menu, 94. Yama, with
Minos, ibid. Jupiter, with Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva,
96. Brahma, how characterised, 96. Vishnu, how cha-
racterised, ibid. Analogy between Jupiter the Destroyer,
and Siva, 98-101 ;-and between the Jupiter Marinus
and Mahadeva, 102-108. Resemblance between the
Indian god of love, and the Cupid of the ancients, 109,
112. Account of Camadeva, or the Indian Cupid, 110,
111. Resemblance between the Apollo Nomius of the
ancients, and the Hindu Krishen, 113-116. Between
Agny and Vulcan, 116, 117. Between Ayodhya and
Bacchus, 117-122. Between the sun and Surya, 123,
124. The moon and Iswara, 125. The moon both a
male and female deity, 126, and note. Cali, the wife
of Siva, identified with Proserpine, 127, 128, 129. Other
appellations of Cali, 130-134. Resemblance between
Pallas and Sareswati, the wife of Vishnu, 135. Be-
tween Lacshmi and Ceres, 137, 138. Between the Lin-
gam of the Hindūs, and the deity, Phallus or Priapus,
in their attributes and worship, 139–144. Sacred
rivers of India, 144, 145. Veneration of the Lotos by
the Hindūs, 145-154. The true species of Lotos ascer-
tained, 154–157. Other plants venerated by the Hin-
Nanac, founder of the sect of the Sikhs, account of, i. 278—
Nearchus, sketch of the voyage of, ii. 271-273. His inter-
view with Alexander the Great, 276, 277.
Nyaya school of philosophers, tenets of, i. 254-260.
Odadresa language, notice of, ii. 194.
Officers, qualifications of, according to the Institutes of Menu,
Omens, superstitious regard of, i. 175, 176.
Ongole, Rajah, anecdote of the desperate courage of, ii. 113,
Ophir, probable situation of, i. 50 note.
Orphic verses, and the Institutes of Menu, coincidence be-
tween, i. 30, 31 note.
Oujein, ruins of, i. 8, ii. 3 note.
Paisachi language, notice of, ii. 160.
Palibothra, ancient city of, its probable site, i. 9, 10. Re-
searches concerning, ii. 329-335.
Pallas and Sareswati, resemblance between, i. 135.
Panini, a Sanscrit grammarian, account of, and of his work,
ii. 163-166. Commentaries on it, 166–172.
Panjab, territory, notice of, i. 312.
Punniputh, battle of, i. 302-304. Cruelties practised there,
307, 308 note.
Parents, reverence for, in India, ii. 149.