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Calcutta Diary

AM READ the story of Govinda Samanta, a raiyat, and his lord, the Zamindar of Kanchhanpur: "One morning as Govinda was sitting at the door of his house, smoking and engaged in thought, he was accosted by a person who had a thick bamboo ' club in one hand a bit of paper in the other. The person who come up to Govinda was of stalwart size, being six feet m height, with a pair of moustaches which joined the whiskers descending from the temples, and a thick beard brushed upwards. It was evident from his dress and features that he was not a Bengali but a native of the North-Western Provinces. Hanuman Singha, for that was the name of the person who accosted Govinda, was one of the officers, or nagodis of the zamindar of Kanchhanpur, whose business was to bring them over to the gomasta, who received rent and gave receipts.

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