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104 THE BRITISH EMPIRE: — INDIA AND DEPENDENCIES The rupee Weighs 1^^ of a tola (a tola = 180 grains) -916 fine. It is now worth about 16c?. The anna is worth Id. at present. The sum of 100,000 rupees is called a 'lac,' and of 10,000,000 a *crore,' of rupees. The Maund of Bengal of 40 seers . = 82f lbs. avoirdupois. ,, ,, Bombay . . . = 28 lbs. nearly. ,, ,, Madras . . . = 25 lbs. nearly. ,, Candy, oi 20 onaunds . , . = 24 "3 bushels. ,, Tola =r 180gr. ,, G^?i2 of Bengal . . . . = 36 inches. An Act to provide for the ultimate adoption of a uniform system of � weights and measures of capacity throughout British India was passed by the Governor-General of India in Council in 1871. The Act orders : Art 2. * The primary standard of weight shall be called a ser, and shall be a weight of metal in the possession of the Government of India, equal, when weighed in a vacuum, to the weight known in France as the kilogramme, = 2-205 lbs. avoirdupois.' Art. 3. 'The units of weight and measures of capacity shall be, for weights, the said ser ; for measures of capacity, a mea- sure containing one such ser of water at its maximum density, weighed in a vacuum.' 'Unless it be otherwise ordered, the subdivisions of all such weights and measures of capacity shall be expressed in decimal parts.' This Act, however, has never been brought into operation.

Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning India. 1. Official Publications. Accounts relating to the Trade and Navigation of British-India. Annual. Calcutta. Administration Report on the Railways in India. Annual. Calcutta. Administration Reports of the various Provinces. Annual. Aitchison (Sir Charles U.), A Collection of Treaties, &c., relating to India and neighbour- ing Countries. 3rd edit. 7 vols. Calcutta, 1893. Annual Statement of the Trade and Navigation of British India with Foreign Countries, and of the Coasting Trade between the several Presidencies, with Appendices. Imp. 4. Calcutta. Colonial and Indian Exhibition, 1886. Special Catalogue of Exhibits. London, 18SC. East India : (1) Finance and Revenue Accounts, 1895-96, and Estimate for 1896-97; (2) Financial Statement, 1896-07, 1897-98; (3) Home Accounts ; (4) Net Revenue and Expendi- ture ; (5) Public Works Expenditure ; (6) Loans raised in India. London, 1897. Famine Commission, Report of. Calcutta, 188.'j. Finance Commission, Re])Ortof. Calcutta, 1887. Financial and Commercial Statistics for British India. Annual. Calcutta. Gazetteers, Provincial and District. HM �/fr(SirW. W.), Statistical Account of Bengal. 20 vols. London, 1877. Statistical Account of Assam. 2 vols. London, 1879. Hunter (Sir W. W.), The Imperial Gazetteer of India. 2nd edit. 14 vols. 1886-87. Indian Army Commission, Report of. Calcutta, 1879. Indian Army and Civil Service List. Issued by permis.sion of the Secretary of State for India in Council. 8. London, 1896. Indian Expenditure Commission, First Report of. London, 1896. Mackenzie (Sir A.), The North-Eastern Frontier. Calcutta, 1884. Paoet (Gen.) and Mason (Captain), Record of Exjieditions against the Tribes of the North- West Frontier. London, 1885. Public Service Commission of 1886, Report and Proceedings. Calcutta, 1888. Report of the Census of British India taken on February 17, 1891. London, 1893. Reports of the Trigonometrical Surveys of India up to 1897. Report of the Indian Education Commission. Calcutta, 1883. Returr.-: of the Agricultural Statistics of India. Annual. Calcutta.