Among the English factors in India, 17th century, “the unit by which indigo was generally bought. It is often termed by the factors a bundle (or fardle). The greater churl was a little over five maunds in weight; the smaller, about four.”¹

1. William Foster.
The English Factories in India. 1618-1621. A Calendar of Documents in the India Office, British Museum and Public Record Office.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1906.

Page 60.


Indigo dust, 9 churls

Goods sent for England in the Royal Anne (Brit. Mus. Egerton MS. 2122, f. 55)
in Foster, cited above, page 61.

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