Notes [lw. H. fr. Pers.] var. sīpāhī; n. 1) a soldier. 2) a non-combatant person employed as a policeman, or an office attendant. According to Edwards "some of the sipahis assigned to the offices in the 1840s were not "soldiers", although those who stood guard at the banks and treasuries undoubtedly were affiliated with the police or military. Such guards or watchmen were deployed at the Kausi, Kumari Chowk, and surely at the Tahvils and other offices as well" (Edwards 1975: 109-110 ).
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