India,
units of length described by Jervis, 1836

                   
             

krosu or kos

 
             

guntha

1920

 
       

dunda or dhunoosho

2400

 
       

hustu

4

5

9600

 
     

veetustee

2

8

10

19,200

 
   

mooshtika

3

6

24

60

57,600

 
   

tussoo

7/3

7

14

56

70

134,400

 

ungoola*

12/7

4

12

24

96

120

230,400

 

jow

8

32

96

192

768

960

1,843,200

 
                   

* The submultiple of this measure is said in some Hindoo books to be equal to 8 Jow, or Yuvu, or Barley Corns placed breadthwise, and these again, made up of so many surshupu, liksha, trusurenoo, ruturenoo, balagra; that is of so many poppy seeds, lice, hairs breadths, atoms of the sun's beams, which may be omitted without prejudice to this work.

[A Variety of Guzes and Similar Units]
Designation Equivalents Locality History Value
tussoo ungoola
hustu 14 24 "throughout the whole of India, both North and South of the Nurbhudda river, is every where the same"   19.55 inches
clothier's ell
[guz]
20   "throughout the whole of Goojrat, Kutch, Draveed, Malabar and Canara."
"throughout Kutch.
Goojrat, Kattywar, Pattunwarra, Deeliawul, the districts of Ahmedabad, Kaira, Surat, Broach, and Baroda: it is also used in the Sawunt Warree districts adjoining Goa, and in Malabar; but is principally
confined, even in these countries, with the exception
of Malabar, to the measurement of cloth and timber"
introduced by Akbar 27.9271 inches
artificer's ell
[guz]
24   "throughout Bengal and Behar, the Mharatta empire, also including the Concan, in the Carnatic and Telingana"
"throughout the districts of Burdwan, Rungpoor, Dinajpoor, Birbhoom, the Jungle Mehals, Moorshedabad, Rajeshye, Mymensing, Sylhet, Dacca, Jessore, Nuddea, Calcutta, Hooghly, Backergunge. It is also used in Benares, and throughout Behar, in the districts of Ramghar, Boglipoor, Behar, Patna, Shahabad, Purneah, Tirhoot, Sarun, and Sumbhulpoor"
"throughout Berar, Telingana, the districts of Khandeish, Poona, Ahmednuggur, Satara, Dharwar and the Mharatta Dooab; lastly, in Salsette Island and the Northern and Southern Concans"
introduced by Akbar 33.5125 inches
    32 "still in use in the upper provinces of Delhi, Agra,
Sobarunpoor, Alighur, Eetawab, Hareilly, Farruckabad,
Ghazeepoor, &c."
"the measure of Soltan Sekundur Lodee"  
Mahomedan ell 24½ 42 "throughout the Mahomedan Soobahs of Hindoosthan, including the upper provinces of Bengal ceded in 1803, as also in Orissa and Cuttack" "the ancient Aritnee, or Kishkoo, of the Hindoos" 34.2106
guntha 70 120      

T. B. Jervis.
The Expediency and Facility of Establishing the Metrological and Monetary Systems throughout India, on a Scientific and Permanent Basis, Grounded on an Analytical Review of the Weights, Measures and Coins of India, …
Bombay: American Mission Press, 1836.
Pages 8-10.

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