Darjeeling: The Sanitarium of Bengal, and Its Surroundings

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W. Newman & Company, 1883 - 90 pagina's
 

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Pagina 16 - The Governor-General having expressed his desire for the possession of the Hill of Darjeeling, on account of its cool climate, for the purpose of enabling the servants of "his Government, suffering from sickness, to avail themselves of its advantages...
Pagina 14 - Singh will refer to the arbitration of the British Government any disputes or questions that may arise between himself and the Government of Lahore, or any other neighbouring State, and will abide by the decision of the British Government.
Pagina 14 - Singh engages never to take, or retain, in his service any British subject, nor the subject of any European or American State, without the consent of the British Government.
Pagina 86 - Nepal ; the waters from its west bank flow into the Tambar, and those from the east into the Great Ranjit, a feeder of the Teesta. Between these two latter rivers is a second spur from Kanchinjanga terminating in Tendong.
Pagina 14 - He engages for himself and successors to join the British Troops with the whole of his military Force when employed within the Hills, and in general to afford the British Troops every aid and facility in his power. Article...
Pagina 87 - Tsampu, or Tibetan Burrampooter, but into the Arun of Nepal. which rises to the north of Donkia, and flows southwest for many miles in Tibet, before entering Nepal and flowing south to the Ganges. Sikkim, thus circumscribed, consists of a mass of mountainous spurs, forest-clad up to 12,000 feet ; there are no flat valleys or plains in the whole country, no lakes or precipices of any consequence below that elevation, and few or no bare slopes, though the latter are uniformly steep. The aspect of Sikkim...
Pagina 15 - East India Company guarantees to the Sikkimputtee Rajah and his successors the full and peaceable possession of the tract of hilly country specified in the First Article of the present Agreement.
Pagina 25 - ... the middle of the day, as the ju-ju would kill him. The chief, with his wife and child, stayed three months at Abijon, and then returned to Okuni. Since that time tortoises have always been sacrificed to the Ekpinon ju-ju, and the Okuni people always warn their children never to go out in the middle of the day...
Pagina 87 - ... backed by a beautiful range of snowy peaks, with occasional breaks in the foremost ranges, through which the rivers debouch. Any view of the Himalaya, especially at a sufficient distance for the remote snowy peaks to be seen overtopping the outer ridges, is, however, rare, from the constant deposition...
Pagina 52 - The best times for undertaking this expedition are from the middle of October to the middle of November, and from the middle of March to the middle of May, as during these periods of the year the sky is almost cloudless.

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