Chingleput, India
19th century units of mass

Chingleput was the name of a district and of a city, the modern Chengalpattu, about 60 km from Chennai (the former Madras).

         

candy

       

maund

20

     

viss

8

160

   

pollam

40

320

6400

 

tola

3 1/3

133 1/3

1066 2/3

21,333 1/3

gold star pagoda

3

10

400

3200

64,000

2 dr. 0.0075 gr

6 dr 0.02 gr

1¼ oz

3 lb 2 oz

24 lb.

500 lb.

3.544
g

10.63
g

35.44
g

1.417
kg

10.886
kg

226.832
kg

By the government reforms of 1846
       

maund

     

viss

8

   

pollam

40

320

 

tola

3

120

960

grain

180

540

21,600

172,800

 
 
6.58 drams


1 oz
3.75 drams

3 lb
1 oz
5.94 drams

24 lb.
10 oz.
15.51 drams

 

11.66
g

34.99
g

1.400
kg

11.197
kg

Charles Stewart Crole.
The Chingleput, Late Madras, District. A Manual compiled under the orders of the Madras Government.
Madras: Printed at the Lawrence Asylum Press, Mount Road, by W. H. Moore, 1879.

Page 58. The column heading “grs.” in the source's second table is a printer's error; it should read “drs”.

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