India under Akbar the Great (ruled 1556 – 1605)
units of capacity

                                   

khari

                                 

súrpa

2

                               

drona

2

4

                             

a'dhaka

4

8

16

                         

prastha

4

16

32

64

                         

mánika

2

8

32

64

128

           

(capacity of two palms held together) anjali

2

4

16

64

128

256

             

(capacity of a single palm) palm

2

4

8

32

128

256

512

                   

pal

2

4

8

16

64

256

512

1024

                 

sukti

2

4

8

16

32

128

512

1024

2048

               

tólchah

2

4

8

16

32

64

256

1024

2048

4096

             

kaul

2

4

8

16

32

64

128

512

2048

4096

8192

           

tank

2

4

8

16

32

64

128

256

1024

4096

8192

16,384

       

mashah

4

8

16

32

64

128

256

512

1024

4096

16,384

32,768

65,536

(A. precatorius seed) surkh

6

24

48

96

192

384

768

1536

3072

6144

24,576

98,304

196,608

393,216

 

barley corn

4

24

96

192

384

768

1536

3072

6144

12,288

24,576

98,304

393,216

786,432

1,572,864

sarshaf

8

32

192

768

1536

3072

6144

12,288

24,576

49,152

98,304

196,608

786,432

3,145,728

6,291,456

12,582,912

 

khardal

3

24

96

576

2304

4608

9216

18,432

36,864

73,728

147,456

294,912

589,824

2,359,296

9,437,184

18,874,368

37,748,736

marichi

6

18

144

576

3456

13,824

27,648

55,296

110,592

221,184

442,368

884,736

1,769,472

3,538,944

14,155,776

56,623,104

113,246,208

226.492,416

Abul Fazl-i-Alámí.
H. S. Jarrett, trans.
The Ain i Akbari. Vol. 3 (Books IV and V)
Calcutta: Baptist Missionary Press, 1894.

Page 123. Written in the 16th century by Akbar's vizier.

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