chapter  II
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II. Notes on Hobson-Jobson

And the word Bangalah éÏËÜF itself is used frequently in the History of Shâh Jahân written by ‘Abdul Hamid Lâhorî about  1648. In his description of the great fire

æDzkDJ Ðe× ok éÆ ðDèÏËÜF éF íÜÏè× p¥Oi× ok éZDÜZ P¾pÊ ok ¢NA pËÛpGÆC ~é·Ï ÚÞok lìvo kßF PiF oClìF ôkCq

PvC ÅoDG× ûÝv ok éÏËÜF UpF æDz Þ ÍDGÂC ÍrÜ× ÝëC ¯vÞ ok Þ PvC Ýì¡Û æDz Þk ÚA HÛDV ok Þ cR'*¶}¦¢h)}hsSŸ«‡9r'sRNp)ºS•¶3Zs&}¦¢h)t¬'*¶²s&²HžRN

Here, again, the word rendered by posts is ‘dhâwa.’ éOvDhpF æCo ÖDØN qC íýÏÇF æÞDçk Þ kßF ækDO¾C ¯e Ùç æßÎD× ok Þ

ÖkoDÜÆDN ÚÔÆ êDèÏÊ ¢ýÃÜ× DèËÛo ÝìØç pN ÚDëDF P¡J qC PvDèÏÊ koßh koßh ÞC P¡J êDèÏÊ Þ (Bombay Lithograph.  1308, p. 194, l. 11.) In a word, the ‘eyes’ on the peacock’s

Another possible explanation is pè× ûÐÊ gul-i-mihr ‘flower of the sun,’ as the tree is in its glory and blossoms in summer, when the sun is at the height of his power.