In India, at least as early as the 16th century – 19th century,
A unit of capacity, = 1/16th of a khári.
In Chittagong and Sylhet, a unit of land area = 16 kánis.
Droṇa, Ben[gali]. (S[anskrit]. ) A measure of capacity, equal to 1/16th of a khári. (In Chittagong and Sylhet) a land measure equal to 16 kánis.
H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 149.
4 A'dhaka = 1 Drona
2 Drona = 1 Súrpa
2 Súrpa = 1 Khári
The Ain i Akbari. Vol. 3 (Books IV and V)
H. S. Jarrett, trans.
Calcutta: Baptist Missionary Press, 1894.
Written in the 16th century by Akbar's vizier.
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