The Tribes Inhabiting The Neilgherry Hills; Their Social Customs And Religious Rites From The…

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byF. Metz

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1856 Excerpt: ... It appears that prior to this two Civilians from Malabar had penetrated into these hills in pursuit of a gang of Moplah smugglers, but had retired when the object of their errand was accomplished. A Mr. McLeod seems also to have made an excursion into them, and many Badaga children, who were born on the day that he made his appearance there, were called after him, and retain the name of McLeod to this day! To Mr. Sullivan, however, first occurred the idea of rendering the Neilgherries a place of resort for the European invalid. Where Stouehouse, (which was built by him) now stands, there was formerly a Toda mund, called by the Badagas "Hottegemund," and this gave its name to the whole valley. Other houses began rapidly to spring up, and the expectations of the residents that European products might be raised without difficulty, led to the establishment of a Government farm on au extensive scale in the Kaity valley. The project however was eventually abandoned, the return having proved far less than was anticipated. It seems doubtful whether, if earned on in European style, farming on these Hills will ever yield sufficient to make a man's fortune, though doubtless a moderate living might be gained by it. The bungalow at the Kaity farm was afterwards occupied for some time by the Governor of Pondicherry. At a subsequent period, Lord Elphinstone, then Governor of Madras, fancied the spot for the erection of a dwelling house, but met with great difficulty in effecting the purchase of the ground, on account of the objections raised by the Badagas, who had from time immemorial sacrificed a buffalo calf every year to a deity supposed to be present in an old decayed tree growing in that locality. It used to be the boast of the old headman that the Governor once cam...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1856 Excerpt: ... It appears that prior to this two Civilians from Malabar had penetrated into these hills in pursuit of a gang of Moplah smuggler...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021761342X

ISBN - 13:9780217613422

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