Glossary Part R


Rabī' ul-avval ~ ربيع الٲوّل. Third month of the Arabian lunar calendar. Persian transcription rabi’ol’avval.

rabī' ul-avval 1295 ~ starts on 5 March 1878. The ul-avval means ‘the first’ such.

21 shahr rabī' ul-avval [...] 1288 ~ 10 June 1871, with cover corroboration.


Rabī' os-sāni ~ ربيع الٽاني. Fourth month of the Arabian lunar calendar. Persian transcription rabi’ossâni.

9 rabī' us-sāni 1283 ~ 19 August 1866. The os-sāni means ‘the second’ such.

26 rabī' us-sāni 1286 ~ 5 August 1869.

22 rabī' us-sāni [12]98 ~ 24 March 1881.

The portion at the top is dated 25 rabī' ul-avval [1284] ~ 27 July 1867, while the javab section underneath has 8 rabī' us-sānī [1284] ~ 9 August 1867.


Raikot. Technically the ţ is retroflex, notated by a ‘flat’ sign instead of the pair of dots.

Rāj. State Power.


Rajab ~ رجب. Seventh month of the Arabian lunar calendar. Persian rajab.

14 rajab.

shahr 2 rajab 1307 ~ 22 February 1890.

22 shahr rajab [...] sāl 1288 ~ 7 October 1871.

6 rajab 1294 ~ 17 July 1877.

19 māh rajab 1294 ~ 30 July 1877.


Rājī Dās.

rajisţarī ~ registered. Retroflexed-ţ is the dictionary form for Urdu.

rajistarī

rajisţarī hundā ~ prepaid registered. Sometimes also followed by karānā ~ actuated.

rajisţarī hunā dar Amritsar Kaţrāharī Singh. Prepaid registered to ...


Ramzān ~ رمضان. The ninth month of the lunar Arabian calendar. Persian ramazân.

7 ramzān.

ramzān 1283 ~ from 7 January 1867.

9 [ram]zān 1303 ~ 11 June 1886 (utility early by a day!) Accompanied on the left by 31 jeţh 1943 ~ 12 June 1886. (A Kashmir cds on the reverse of the cover showed 12 June).

17 māh [ram]zān [1283] ~ 23 January 1867.

26 shahr [ram]zān [1283] ~ 1 February 1867.


Rām Dās. A common name seen on covers.

Rāmgarh.

Ranbir Singh. Signature of the Maharaja Ranbir Singh, from the Jaiswal collection.

Rāwalpindī.

dar shahr Rāwalpindī bar dūkān ~ to city of Rawalpindi, c/o ...

lefāfe hundā dar shahr Rāwalpindī ~ letter prepaid to city of Rawalpindi.

Riyāsat ~ government. Riyāsat Jammūn-o Kashmīr. Detail from hunda stamp, with ditto in nagari.

dah ‘rupya’ ~ ten rupees (from the telegraph stamp). The u is not long despite somewhat recalcitrant appearances.

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