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.
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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