Villages in Rashmi tahsil
Adana, Arni, Bakhatawar Pura, Balwantpura, Baroo, Bassi, Bawlas, Bhalotan Ki Kheri, Bhat Kheri, Bheemgarh, Bhoplai, Chamanpura, Chatawati, Chittauriya, Darba, Depura, Devipura, Devpuri, Devpuriya, Dhangaliya Khera, Dindoli, Dolatpura, Gandraf, Ganeshpura, Ganeshpura, Gegpura, Gokalpura, Gopalpura Kalan, Gudaliya, Gurjaniya, Haripura, Harnathpura, Heera Kheri, Indanpura, Jadana, Jagpura, Jalampura, Jawanpura, Kanpura, Karas, Karee Thara, Karjiya, Keeron Ka Khera, Lalpura, Lasadiya Kalan, Lasadiya Khurd, Lookdi, Mandpiya Mataji Ka , Manyas, Marmi, Meda Kheri, Mirchiya Kheri, Muroli, Nangpura, Narayanpura, Nawalpura, Newariya, Pahoona, Pahooni, Panna Khera, Parmeshwar Pura, Pavli, Punawta, Puthwadia, Raipuriya, Rampuriya, Rashmi, Ratan Kheri, Ratna Ka Khera, Rewara, Rood, Rooppura, Rughnathpura, Sankhli, Sihana, Soliya, Somarwalon Ka Khera, Somi, Uncha, Upreda, Uttampura,
Rasmy 23d October, 1820. — The direct or usual route is thirteen and a-half miles, but as I made a circuit by Morowlee, it was fifteen. Had I taken the common route, I should have followed the Bunas the whole way ; as it was, for the last half I skirted its low banks, its limpid stream flowing gently to the north-east. Found the cultivation considerably increased compared with last year ; but it is still a desert, overgrown with grass and brushwood, in which these little cultivated oases are "few and far between." Morowlee was thriving in the midst of ruin, with fifty-seven ploughs at work there were but twelve when I entered Mewar. Rasmy has also seventy families instead of the twenty I found ; and in a few years I hope to see them greatly increased. We had some delicious tro from the Bunas, some of them equal to what we caught last year
[p.627]: Pohona, the largest of which weighed seventy-three rupees, or about two pounds, and near seventeen inches long by nine in girth. My friend Tom David Steuart was more successful than we were in getting them to rise at the fly ; in revenge we took them, unsports- manlike, in a net. This appeal's to be the season for eating them.
Rasmy is a place of considerable interest, and tradition is at work to establish its antiquity, connecting it with the name of Raja Chund ; but whether the Pramar of Chunderavati, or the Chohan of Abhanair, I cannot learn. There were vestiges of past days ; but even in these regions, where to a certain extent they respect antiquity, I find the ruined temples are despoiled, and appropriated to modern fabrics. Amongst the groves of Rasmy I found some fragments of patriarchal legislation, prohibiting "the ladies from carrying away under their ghagra (petticoats) any portion of the sad, or village- feast !"
I also discovered a tablet raised by the collective inhabitants of Rasmy, which well illustrates the truth, that they had always some resort against oppressions. It runs as follows :
" Written by the merchants, bankers, printers, and assembled punchaet of Rasmy — Whereas the collector of town-duties oppressed the merchant by name Pakur, and exacted exorbitant duties on grain and reza (unbleached cloth), for which he abandoned the place ; but the government-officer having forsworn all such conduct for the future, and prevailed on him to return, and having taken the god to witness — we, the assembled punch, have set up this stone to record it Asur the 3d, S. 1819."
Fourteen years have elapsed since I first put my foot in Mewar, as a subaltern of the Resident's escort, when it passed through Rasmy. Since that period, my whole thoughts have been occupied with her history and that of her neighbours.
- James Todd Annals/Personal Narrative, Vol.II, pp.626-627
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