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Bābusāheba Sūrye Bāhādura Sāhi [of] Bāsa Kholā - 1
Signature: Chanda Siṃ Ghartī Kṣatrī [of] Khairā - 1
Mu. Suratha Bāhādura [of] same - 1
Signature: Indra Upādhyā [of] Kvāḍi - 1
... Upādhyā [of] Khairā - 1
...nnu Upādhyā [of] same - 1
...mā Jaisini, a widow [of] same - 1
Signature: Ta. Nārāyaṇa Upādhyā [of] same - 1
Signature: Kalaṃ. Pa[ṇḍita] Bhavānī Śaṅkara Śarmā [of] same - 1
Written by Narmadā Upādhyāyenī, the 40-year-old widow of Guruprasāda Upādhyā, resident of Khairā Gāũ within Pyuthana.
Āge: The 21-year-old female household slave (kariyā) [named] Kuvāri came to me as my share of property. I am currently indebted for having to perform the -1- (i.e., the glorious Saptāhā) worship, and am therefore unable to support the slave with living quarters and food. For this reason I have received 301 mohararupaiyā̃s, in words three hundred one, as the price of the slave from Lokanātha Upādhyā Vaidda, resident of the same village. I have performed dubo bainā paḍki2 , written [this] paramabhaṭṭa deed, and handed over the slave to him. [Regarding the slave,] if it is determined that there exist any prior commitments (kālphāl3 ), pledges (ḍikḍoko), [or] conflicts with anyone [else], or else [any of] the ailments mentioned in the law (Ain), this will be [the responsibility] of the seller. After today, the [aforementioned] commitments and ailments, or if [the slave] escapes or dies—this will be [the responsibility] of the buyer (lineko, lit. "of the one who takes"). The seller owns the money [and] the buyer owns the chattel. I have written [this] paramabhaṭṭa deed willingly. I have written this reciprocal deed according to the Ain, and have handed it over to the title-holder, my father-in-law, Lokanātha Upādhyā Vaidda. There are 9 persons, [whose names are] written in the margin of this deed, standing witness to these particulars.
Saturday, the 9th solar day (gate) of Phālguna in the [Vikrama] era year 1971 (1915 CE). Auspiciousness.