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1882 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXVII. THE ACCOUNT OP KING JANAMJI, THE
SON OF KING PARECHHAT. When king Parechhat left this frail world
and took up his abode in Paradise, then the ministers, consulting
together, placed his eldest son on the throne, and accepted his
sway, and fastened on the girdle of service. Although this king was
young in years, still he settled the country, and managed the
kingdom in such a good way, that no old man could cavil at, or
object to, his deeds. The land became flourishing, the seditious
were destroyed, the subjects were happy, and the soldiery well off;
the king attacked certain of the rulers of that country who would
not obey him, and were rebellious, and giving them a thorough
beating, took their country into his own possession. After this, he
entered Hastanapur; at that time a saint, by name Uttang, who was
the great man in wisdom and deeds and words of his age, came to the
court of the king, and the monarch, regarding his arrival as
propitious, received him with much affability and civility. The
saint said to the king, "What practice is this that thou oppressest
and seizest the countries of those kings who have done thee no
harm, and on this account a great warfare is going on; the servants
of God are being killed, and the subjects trodden under foot; thou
art bringing calamity on thyself, and dost not turn thy attention
towards those matters, from which a good name is got in this world,
and happiness in the next." The king, on hearing this, remained
astounded, and after reflecting, said, " What deed is this that I
should at all hazard perform?" The holy man said, "Thy father was
very just, good, and clever, took care of his subjects, and looked
after his army; the snake Tachhak killed him, and thou, in spite of
thy power and might, dost not...
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|Country of origin:
Sher Ali Jafari Afsos
||246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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