rash

In Bombay, India, 18th – 19th centuries, a unit of capacity used for salt, about 40644 kilograms, with a volume of about 42,150 liters.

sources

1

1600 Baskets, or 16 annas, — 1 Rash.

The Bombay almanack
Bombay: printed by John Turner, at the Gazette Press, [1798].

2

100 Baskets of salt make 1 Anna, or 2½ Tons; and 16 Annas, 1 Rash.

Kelly page 96.

3

Ráṣi, S[anscrit]. ( ), so also Beng. ( ), Tel. ( ), and Mar. ( ), but the latter has also Rás ( ), which is likewise H. ( ), corruptly, Rash, Rass. A heap, a pile, a heap of grain, a heap of salt, intending thereby a definite measure in use at Bombay, and equal to 40 tons, or, with allowances for waste in shipment, 35 tons : the established rates are 10¼ Adholís = 1 Phará, 100 Pharás = 1 Ana, 16 Anas = 1 Ráṣ : in the Konkan the proportions are somewhat differently reckoned, or 4 Nitwás = 1 Adholí, 24 Adholís = 1 Phará, 20 Pharás = 1 Ana, 16 Anas = 1 Ráṣ : as the Nitwá = 33.553 cubic inches, or by weight 1.08 lb. avoirdupois, the Ana = 6220.8 lb. and the Ráṣ to 44½ tons : by another mode of reckoning, the Ráṣ is equal to only 10 tons.—Jervis on weights and measures, 48.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 439 (mistakenly printed as "339").

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