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A deed recording the sale of a nine-year-old female slave at Khairā in Pyuthana (VS 1977)

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Edited by Manik Bajracharya in collaboration with Raju Rimal
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Published by Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities: Documents on the History of Religion and Law of Pre-modern Nepal, Heidelberg, Germany, 2020. Published by the courtesy of the National Archives, Kathmandu. The copyright of the facsimile remains with the Nepal Rashtriya Abhilekhalaya (National Archives, Government of Nepal). All use of the digital facsimiles requires prior written permission by the copyright holder. See Terms of Use.
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Abstract

This is a deed formalizing the sale of a slave in Pyuthana, aged 9, for 240 mohararupaiyās.



Diplomatic edition

[1r]

1श्री \­

1⟪नं­३५­⟫

1⟪31­⟫

1⟪१८६­नं­⟫

[fingerprint of Timā Jaisinī]

[fingerprint of Nilakaṇṭha Jaisi]

1साछि­

[signature of Dīnānātha Upādhyā]

1सु.­दीनानाथ­उ
2पाध्या­
षैरा­¯¯¯¯१­

[seal of Lokanātha Upādhyā]

1लोकनाथ­उपा
2ध्या­
ऐं­¯¯¯¯¯¯¯१­

[fingerprint of Ḍhuṃnnu Upādhyā]

1ढुंन्नु ­उपाध्या­
2ऐं­¯¯¯¯¯¯१­

[fingerprint of Narmadā Upādhyānī]

1नर्मदा­उपाध्या
2नी­
ऐं­¯¯¯¯¯१­

[signature of Bhavānīśaṅkara Śarmā]

1ले.­पं.­भवानी
2शङ्कर­शर्मा­
ऐं­१­

1लिषीतं­प्युठाना­षैरागाउं­वस्‌ने­वर्ष­४९­की­तिमा­जैसिनी­
2[?]जको­छोरा­वर्ष­१७­को­निलकंठ­जैसि­हामि­२­ज
3ना­आगे­हाम्रा­अंसभागमा­आयाकी­हाम्रा­घर
4की­घरिया­करीय़ा­वर्ष­९­की­जिव़ी­कमारी­धानी
5राषन­नसक्‌दा­सो­जिवी­कमारीको­मोल­मोह
6रू­२२१­अक्षरूपि­दुइ­सये­यकाइस्‌­मोलप
7ट्‌की­गरी­सोहि­षैरागाउं­वस्‌न्या­देवर­आत्मा
8रां­उपाध्यायवाट­
•सो­लेषिय़ाका­मोहरू­२२१­
9वुझी­ली­सोपिदिञ्यू­•आजका­मितिदेषि­अ
10घिको­ऐं­वमोजींको­रोग­कालफाल­झै
11झगडा­वेचनेको­•अव­प्रान्त­लिनेको­•लिनेको­
12माल्‌­पक्वा­वेचनेको­धन्‌­पक्वा­•कालकला­प
13छि­तंम्रो­दां­थैली­वुझ­हाम्री­कमारि­छोडि­दे
14उ­भनी­उजुर­गर्नै­छैनौ­उजुर­गरे­यसै­का
15गजले­झुट्टा­गरीदिनु­भनी­हाम्रा­मनोमान­षु
16सिराजि­होससंग­साछिका­सामन्नेमा­दां­दो
17हरी­वुझी­लि­परंभट्टको­कागज­गरी­तिमि­
18आत्मारां­उपाध्यायलाइ­दिञ्यू­•यस­वेहो
19राका­साछि­फट्‌केमा­लेषियाका­जना­५­ष
20डा­छन्‌­•यो­परम्‌भट्ट­कागज­हकदार­ढुंन्नु­
21उपाध्यायका­
घरमा­लेषिय़ो­•सम्वत्‌­१९७७­
22साल•­फाल्गुण­२­गते­वार­१­शुभ्म्­¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

Synopsis

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This paramabhaṭṭā deed validates the sale of a nine-year-old slave girl named Jivī at Khairā Village in Pyuthana. The sellers are 49-year-old Timā Jaisinīī and her 17-year-old son Nilakaṃṭha Jaisi. The buyer is Ātmārām Upādhyāya, in the document called a devara (i.e., husband's younger brother), seemingly of Timā. The slave, whose owners found her too expensive to keep, was sold for 221 mohararupaiyās. There are five witnesses to the deed: Dīnānātha Upādhyā, Lokanātha Upādhyā, Ḍhuṃnnu Upādhyā, Narmadā Upādhyānii and Bhavānīśaṅkara Śarmā. Their signatures and names are in the left margin. This deed was written in the house of Ḍhuṃnnu Upādhyā. It is dated Sunday, the 2nd solar day of the Vikrama era year 1977 (1921 CE).


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