By Michael Newton
A instruction manual of the Scottish Gaelic international focuses upon Gaelic cultural survival from the twelfth to the 18th centuries.
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F takmg part in the assault. at if Indians had to pass they must go on all fours . General Dyer's intention was to deny the street to pUblic use, but unfortunately for several r~ons the order was interpreted literally and gave flse to what became known as the crawling incident. III AMRITSAR, 1919 57 Police escorting prisoners through the streets made them go down on "all fours". More unluckily still, certain houses opening on to the prohibited section of the street had no back entrance and the occupants had to undergo the indignity when they went out on their ordinary business, although they were not suspected of being concerned in the outrages or of taking part in the rioting.
Leaying his armoured cars in a street outside as the approaches were too narrow to allow them to get farther, General Dyer at once deployed the 50 men of his party who were armed with rifles at each side of the entrance on the higher ground and opened fire on the crowd without warning or calling on it to disperse. The people were on the lower ground listening to an address delivered from a staging some 100 yards from the troops. Probably some of the crowd had sticks, but they made no hostile movement.
Tributinn of prop' rl ' to all members of tlJl' family, jT}\'ariahly large, accumulated . wealth is 600n Ji persed. 1 II u~ fJyourahle to the :'vJoplahs acquiring. b~IJ ,,/ theIr own and" ith it the .. 1 nile Nambudiri Brahmins. In their . ,e n strict law of primogeniture holds; the cldt t son ovlv may contmct a legal marriage, so propert; passes from father to eldest son and tends continually to g-row. as it is the trauitional custom for the l\ambudiris to buy land when pogsiblc but never to sell it.