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A deed recording the sale of a slave at Dhuni Byāsi (VS 1952)

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Edited by Manik Bajracharya in collaboration with Raju Rimal
Created: 2017-08-16; Last modified: 2020-03-05
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Abstract

This is a sales deed deed executed by Kāsinātha Cāpāgāī of Dhuni Byāsi involving a male slave, aged 24, priced at 150 mohararupaiyās.



Diplomatic edition

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1श्रीः­ \

1⟪31­⟫

1श्रीः­महिन्द्रदल­
2

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[signature of Kāsinātha Cāpāgāī]

[signature of Dhanavira Buḍhā Chetrī]

1साछि­श्री­महिन्द्रदल्‌­३­पट्टिको­सि
2पाहि­तिल्पुं­मध्ये­रात्माटा­गाऊ­व
3श्न्या­धन्‌विर­वुढा­छेतृ­¯¯¯¯¯¯१­

[signature of Dala Bahādura Khatrī Chetrī]

1साछि­धुनि­व्यासि­वस्न्या­श्रीः­गोरष
2नाथ­३­पट्टिका­सिपाही­दल­वहा
3दुर­षतृ­छेतृ­
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[signature of Karnavira Khatrī Chetrī]

1लिषका­साछि­दोल्षा­वाह्रषुवा­आप
2चौर­
गाऊ­वस्न्या­कर्नविर­ष
3तृ­छेतृ­
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1लिषितम्‌­धुनि­व्यासि­वस्न्या­¯ ¯ १ ¯ ¯­पल्टं­८­पट्टिका­सुवेदार­कासिनाथ­
2चापागाई­
आग्ये­मेरो­किनु­घरिय़ा­काले­कमाराको­मोलपटक्‌­
3मोरु­१४९­ये़क्‌­सहे­ऊनन्‌चास्‌­गौराई­मोरु­१­ज्मा­मोरु­१५०­मा­सागा
4चोक्‌­गाऊका­महन्त­कुलमान­गिरिलाई­निज­वर्ष­२४­को­काले­क
5माराको­मोल­लेषिय़ा­वमोजिम्‌­मोल­वुझि­लि­पार­प्रछिन्तन्या­ग
6रिदिञां­अजदेषिको­कल्‌­वेचन्याको­आजदेषि­पछिको­का
7ल­किन्‌न्याको­वेचन्याको­दाम्‌­पाको­किंन्याको­ज्यूं­पाको­भनि­नि
8ज­वर्ष­२४­को­काले­कमारा­१­को­मोल­मोरु­१५०­वुझि­तस्को­परंम्
9भट्टा­लेखि­निज­महन्त­कुल्मान्‌­गिरिलाई­दिञां­साछि­फड्‌केमा­
10लेषिय़ाको­सदर­वेऊजुर­ईति­सम्वत्‌­१९५२­साल्मिति­भाद्र­सु
11दि­८­रोज­४­सुभ्म्­¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

Synopsis

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This is a sales deed executed by Kāsinātha Cāpāgāi, a resident of Dhuni Byāsi and a Subedāra of the Mahīndradala Palṭana1 . He sells his 24-year-old slave Kāle to MahantaKulamāna Giri, a resident of Sāgācoka Village for 150 mohararupaiyā̃s. An earnest payment (gaurāi) of 1 mohararupaiyā̃ is included in the amount. The document lists three witnesses in the left margin, namely Dhanavira Buḍhā Chetrī, Dala Bahādura Khatrī Chetrī and Karnavira Khatrī Chetrī. Karnavira also scribed the document. The document is dated Wednesday, the 8th day of the dark fortnight of Bhādra of the [Vikrama] era year 1952 (1895 CE).


Commentary

Mahanta Kulamāna Giri is also mentioned in documents K_0348_0039 and K_0348_0040, regarding a bond servant of his, and in K_0348_0043, regarding pledging of a slave to him.


Notes

1. The Mahīndradala Palṭana of the Nepal Army was established in January 1845 (1st of Māgha, VS 1901) during the reign of King Rājendra. In the early Rāṇā period, it was given the responsibility of managing munitions at the Topakhānā. After the restructuring of the Nepalese military in 1952, it was called the Mahīndradala Battalion (Vaidya et al. 2009: 293-296). []