In India, ? – 19th century,

Kachwánsi, H. ( ) A minute division of land measure, the twentieth of a Tíswánsi, of which twenty go to a Biswánsi, q. v. : the term is now rarely used.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 246.

but compare

The Beegah, or Jereeb

Are names applied indifferently to the measure itself, as well as to such a quantity of land. It consists of 3600 square [Ilahee] guz. If a piece of ground be unequal in length and breadth, it is brought into square measure.

20 Unswanseh make one Pitwanseh;

20 Pitwanseh make one Tiswanseh;

20 Tiswanseh make one Biswanseh;

20 Biswanseh make one Biswah;

20 Biswah make one Beegah.

All the divisions below the tiswanseh are imaginary.

Abū al-Fazl ibn Mubārak.
Francis Gladwin, translator.
Ayeen Akbery, or the Institutes of the Emperor Akber. Vol. 1.
London: Printed by G. Auld for J. Sewell, Vernor and Hood, &c., 1800.

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