In India, at least as early as the 16ᵗʰ century – 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of dry capacity used for grain, about 109 liters. opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system



Khárí, Beng[ali]. Mar[athi]. &c. (S[anskrit]. खरी) A measure of grain equal to sixteen droṇas, or about three bushels.

Kháríkam, Mal. () A field that requires, or that is sown with, a khari of seed.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 280.


4 A'dhaka = 1 Drona
2 Drona = 1 Súrpa
2 Súrpa = 1 Khári

Abul Fazl-i-Alámí.
The Ain i Akbari. Vol. 3 (Books IV and V)
H. S. Jarrett, trans.
Calcutta: Baptist Missionary Press, 1894.
Page 124.
Written in the 16ᵗʰ century by Akbar's vizier.

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