topa

In India, ? – 20th century, a unit of capacity used for grain.

In Dera Ghazi Khan
         

path

       

bora

4

     

chuth

4

16

   

pai

4

16

64

 

topa

4

16

64

256

paropi

4

16

64

256

1024

In Kangra District
       

topa

     

drun

6

   

thinbi

8

48

 

path

2

16

96

jhiaoo

2

4

32

192

In Muzaffargarh and Montgomery
   

topa

dopar or daropa

2

pas or paropa

2

4

In Gujerat
     

mani

   

man

12

 

topa

4

48

paropa

4

16

192

Sources

1

It should be remembered that (a) these measures are based on certain weights of a common grain, which is rice or dhan (unhusked rice) in Kangra and wheat in the remaining area of inquiry; and (b) the topas are not of uniform capacity even in the same district but vary from village to village and in some places the variation is considerable.

Sorry. No information on contributors is available for this page.

home | units index | search |  contact drawing of envelope |  contributors | 
help | privacy | terms of use