Coimbatore, India
19th century units of capacity

Coimbatore is a city and district in Southern India.

                   

candy

   

pody

8

             

cundagam

1.2

9.6

           

shalagay

3

24

         

modah

2

5

6

48

       

mercaul

4

8

20

24

192

   

vullum or balla

4

16

32

40

48

384

   

pucka puddy

2

8

32

64

160

192

1536

   

small puddy

2

4

16

64

128

320

384

3072

tolahs of rice
(weight)
most talooks  

144

         

Dharaporaam
Oodamalpett
 

160

             
Collegaul  

130

             
Estimated capacity in liters  

2.07

4.14

16.56

66.24

132.48

331.19

397.43

3179.43

Underlined values are from the source; all others are calculated. Capacity is estimated based on a pucka puddy of 144 tolahs, a shalagay of 64 pucka puddies and that 114 tolahs of southern rice occupy 100 cubic inches, stricken.

The vullum and mercaul of the Caroor talook were quite different from those in other talooks. See below.

       

cullum

   

mercaul

12

vullum or balla

18

pucka puddy

2

3

36

small puddy

2

4

6

72

         

sources

1

Manual of the Administration of the Madras Presidency… Volume II.
Madras: Printed by E. Keys, at the Government Press, 1885.
Page 509.

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