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Creation, Hindū account of, i. 29–33.

Cskatriya, or Military Cast, instances of extraordinary courage
in, ii. 113-123.

Cupid of the ancients and the Indian God of Love, resem-
blance between, i. 109, 112.


Dancing Women, dress of, ii. 147. Their privileges and
accomplishments, ibid. No festival complete without
them, 145.

Darius, secretly visited India, i. 15, 16 note.

Deity, Hindu notions concerning, i. 190–205.

Delambre (M.), observations of, on the astronomy of the
Hindus, ii. 347-856.

Delta of the Indus, i. 2 note†.

Deluge, Hindu account of, i. 91, 92.

Deva Nagari characters, ii. 178.

Dramatic Poetry of the Hindus, ii. 183-186. Account of the
tragedy of Sacontala, 186-188.

Dravira district, extent of, ii. 195, 196.

Dress of the Hindūs, ii. 141. Of the common people, 142.
Of the higher classes, 143. Of the women, 144, 145.
Female dress in Cashmire, 146. Dress of the dancing
women, 147.

Duncan (Mr.), on Hindu infanticide, ii. 128-131.


East India Company, origin of, ii. 317.

Education, Hindu mode of, ii. 25, 26 note.

Egyptians, ancient money of, i. 52–55.

Ellora, architectural antiquities of, described, ii. 86-90.
Supposed to be the ancient Tagara, 232 note.

Ethics, Hindū principles of, i. 227--229.

Excavations, subterraneous at Ellora, described, ii. 86-90

Other excavations in the islands of Elephanta and Sal-
sette, 90. Account of those of Mavalipuram, 90-100,
and of Candabar, 101-110.

Exports from Europe to ancient India, account of, ii. 298.


Fire arms, used in India, ii. 149, 150.

Hindu rockets and fire-balls, 150, 151.

Structure of the

Food of the Hindus, ii. 141.

Fortitude of the Hindus at the approach of death, ü. 127.


Ganesa, a Hindu deity, the same with Janus, i. 93.
Gaura, or the language of Bengal, notice of, ii. 191-193.
Gotama, founder of a Hindu school of philosophy, notice of,

i. 219.

Gour, notice of the ancient city of, i. 10, 11. Its present
state, 12. Ruins of ancient edifices there, 12, 13 note.
Grammatical Works of the Hindus, i. 242. Sanscrit grammar
of Panini, ii. 163-166. Commentaries thereon, 166


Greeks had but little knowledge of ancient India, i. 14–15.
Money when introduced among them, 56. Why their
ancient coins were impressed with the figure of an ox or
sheep, 58-61. Money of the Athenians, 62, 63. Of
the Lacedemonians, 64, 65. Analogy between the an-
cient Greek schools of philosophy and those of the
Hindus, 245.

Gurgura, or language of Guzerat, notice of, ii. 199.

Guru Govind-Sing, a leader of the Sikhs, account of, i. 285.
Alterations introduced by him, 286. New ordinances
issued by him, 283.


Halled (Mr.), on the antiquity and prevalence of the San-
scrit language, ii. 181-183.

Har Govind, a leader of the Sikhs, notice of, i. 283. Extract
of his institutes, 350-352.

Hastings (Mr.), successfully conciliates the Brahmins, i. 21.
His honourable tribute to Sir Wm. Jones, 23.

Hebrews, ancient money of, i. 49–51.

Hindi or Hindevi language, notice of, ii. 190, 191.
Hindoo-Kho mountains, ancient excavations in, described,
ii. 101-110.

Hindus, literature and sciences of, when first investigated,
i. 17. Bigotry of their Mohammedan conquerors, 19.
Efforts made by Mr. Hastings to promote their comfort,
21. Successful researches of Sir Wm. Jones, 24—26.
Laws and institutes of Menu, 25, 27. Hindū doctrines
concerning the creation, 29-33. Antiquity of Hindū
money, 47-49, 74, 75. The Hindūs skilled in refining
metals, 80. Their foreign trade, 81. Revolutions in
their history, 82-85. Immense wealth, 86, 87. Their
account of the deluge, 91, 92. Their mythology, and
its affinity with that of the Greeks and Romans, 93-
156. Their philosophy and theology, 179–205. The
Hindus not idolaters, 206–215. Account of the Sikhs,
277-353. Hindu astronomy and other sciences, ii. 1-
83. Their architecture and ancient structures, 84-110.
Their food, domestic manners, and customs, described,
i. 88-90. ii. 111-149. Manufactures of the Hindu
ii. 155, 156. Their general character, 138-140, 149.
Their languages, 160-249. Account of their ancient
commerce and communications with European nations,
263-317. General review of their polity, 318–323.
No proselytes admitted by the Hindus, 157.

Hindustan, derivation of the name, i. 6. Its extent, 7.
Ancient sovereigns, ibid. 8. Principal cities, 9-13.
Huet (M.), biographical notice of, i. 212, 213 note.


Idol-Worship, opinions of the Pundits on, i. 206-209. And
of the Brahmins, 210-212.

Imports from ancient India to Europe, ii. 290-304.

India, ancient, extent of, i. 1-6. India intra Gangem and extra

Gangem, 3, 4. Origin of its appellation, Hindūstān, 6, 7.
Sovereigns, or Rajahs, 7, 8. Principal cities, 8-13.
But little known to the Greeks, 14, 15. Probably visited
by Darius and Zoroaster, 15, 16 note.
cient writers, who have described this
-262. Ancient commerce and communications with
India by European nations, 263–317.

Account of an-
country, ii. 250

Indo-Chinese nations, observations on the languages and lite-

rature of, ii. 201-235.

Infanticide not general in Hindustan, ii. 128. Abolished by
the tribe of Rajkumars, 130, 131.

Interest on money, laws of Menu concerning, i. 35, 36, 43.


Juimini, founder of a sect of philosophers, tenets of, i. 265.
Jains, or Jainas, a Hindū sect, tenets of, i. 269–276.
Janus of the Greeks and Romans, the same as the Ganesa of
the Hindus, i. 93.

Javanese, literature of, ii. 212.

Jones (Sir William), institutes the Asiatic Society, i. 22.
His successful researches into Hindu literature, jurispru-
dence, and sciences, 24-26. His admirable knowledge
of the Sanscrit language, ii. 179, 180.

Jupiter, the same deity as Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, i. 95.
Proofs of the identity of Jupiter the Destroyer, with
Siva, 98-101. Jupiter Marinus, and Mahadeva, the
same deities, 102-108.

Jurisprudence, Hindū systems of, i. 244. Analysis of the In-
stitutes of Menu, 33 et seq.

Justice, administration of, among the Sikhs, i. 327.
Justinian (Emperor), introduced silk into Greece, ii. 302,



Kaly-Yug, an Hindū æra, ii. 4.

Khalsa, or Constitution of the Sikhs, account of, i. 317-319,


K'hohmen dialect, notice of, ii. 220.

Khrosroes, Emperor of Persia, defeats the Greeks, ii. 305.
Is himself defeated, 308. His territories invaded by the
Turks, 309.

Knowledge (Hindu), analysis of; i. 232–239.

Koor, a singular practice of the Hindūs, account of, ii. 354.
Krishen, the same deity as the Apollo Nomius of the Greeks,
i. 113-116.


Lacedemonians, money of, i. 64, 65.

Lacshmi and Ceres, the same deities, i. 137, 138.

Langlès (M.), opinion of, on the antiquity of Hindū money,
i. 48, 49.

Languages of India, ii. 160. Paisachi, what, ibid. Pracrita
language, 161, 188-190. The Magadhi, or vulgar
language, 161. Account of the Sanscrit language, ibid.
162, 179-183, and of its grammarians, 163–178.

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