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A deed recording the sale of a slave mother and her child in Bādikoṭ, Pyuthana (VS 1978)

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Edited by Manik Bajracharya in collaboration with Raju Rimal
Created: 2017-04-28; Last modified: 2020-02-26
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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 sales deed relating to two slaves, a mother and daughter aged 25 and two, purchased for 410 mohararupaiyās. The transaction took place in Cudarā Village in Bādīkoṭ of Pyuthana.



Diplomatic edition

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श्री \­

⟪नं­३०­⟫

⟪27­⟫

1⟪१८२­नं­⟫

[fingerprint of Dhanīrām Jaisī]

1साछी­

[fingerprint of Bhīma Lāl Jaisī]

1ऐ­चुदरा­
2श्ने­भीम­ला
3ल्‌­जैसी­
¯¯¯¯१­

[fingerprint of Smbhu Ghartī Chetrī]

1ऐ­व़षरवो
2ट्‌­
वश्ने­स्म्भु­
3घर्ती­छेत्री­
१­

[fingerprint of Jagat Bāhādura Ghartī Chetrī]

1ऐ­•जगत्‌­वा
2हादुर­घर्ती­
3छेत्री­
¯¯¯१­

[fingerprint of Gopāl Pādhyā]

1ऐ­गोपाल्‌­
2पाध्या­
¯¯¯१­

[fingerprint of Jotiṣara Pādhyā]

1ऐ­साहु­जोती
2षर­पाध्या­
१­

1ऐ­•सुंदर­सीं­घ
2र्ती­छेत्री­
¯¯¯१­

[signature of Vīra Bhaṃjan Ghartī Chetrī]

1ले­सा•­सु•­वी
2र­भंजन्‌­घर्ती­
3छेत्री­
¯¯¯१­

1लीषीतम्‌­प्यूँठाना­मध्ये­वादीकोट्‌­चुदरा­गाऊ­
2वश्ने­धनीराम्‌­जैसी­म­आगे­मेरि­कीनुव़ा­लो
3की­
कमारि­वर्ष­२५­की­ज्यु­१­ऐ­की­छोरि­व
4र्ष­२­की­ये़मी­कमारि­१­ज्यु­२­का­कमारिको­
5मोल्‌­परम्‌भट्ट­ज्मा­मोरू­४१०­अछे­रु­चार­
6सये़­दस्‌मा­सो­गाऊ­वश्ने­चेत्मां­सीं­घर्ती­छे
7त्रीलाई­
परम्‌भट्ट­लेषीदीञाँ­लीनेको­
8ज्यु­पाको­दीने­वेचनेको­दाम्‌­पाको­आ
9ज­अघीको­षुंषता­झैझगडा­वेचनेको­
10आज­पछि⟪को⟫­षुंषता­झैझगडा­लीने[...]­भनी­मे
11रा­मनोमान­षुसीराजीले­मोरू­४१०­मा­
12नीज­लोकी­ये़मी­कमारिहरू­ज्यु­२­को­पर
13म्‌भट्ट­लेषी­नीज­चेत्मां­सीं­घर्ती­छेत्री
14लाई­दीञाँ­य़ो­परम्‌भट्ट­लेषीको­ठाऊ­चु
15दरा­साहु­जोतीषर­पाध्याका­घर्मा­सु•­वीर­
16भंजन­घर्ती­छेत्रीले­•लेषेको­हो­ये़स्‌­परम्‌
17भट्टका­साछी­फट्‌के­कीनारामा­लेषी­
18स्ही­छाप्‌­गर्याको­सदर­छं­•ईती­सम्वत्‌­
19१९७८­साल्‌­श्राव़ण­१६­गते­वार­१­सुभ्म्­

Synopsis

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This paramabhaṭṭā deed formalizes the sale of a 25-year-old female slave Lokī and her two-year-old daughter Yemī by their owner, Dhanīrām Jaisī. The slaves were sold to Cetmāṃ Siṃ Ghartī Chetrī for 410 mohararupaiyās. Both the seller and the buyer are residents of Cudarā Village, Bādīkoṭ, Pyuthana. The deed was prepared by the scribe Vīra Bhaṃjana Ghartī Chetrī at the house of a moneylender (sāhu) Jotīkhara Pādhyā.1 The transaction was also presumably performed at the same place. There are seven witnesses to the transaction, namely Bhīma Lāla Jaisī, Sambhu Ghartī Chetrī, Jagat Bāhādura Ghartī Chetrī, Gopāl Pādhyā, Jotikhara Pādhyā and the scribe Vīra Bhaṃjan Ghartī Chetrī himself. The deed is dated Sunday, the 16th solar day (gate) of Śrāvaṇa in VS 1978 (1921 CE).


Notes

1. Since this document was executed at the house of the moneylender, it can be assumed that the money for buying the slaves was lent. However, we have no other evidence except for the circumstantial one. []