topa

In India, ? – 20th century, a unit of capacity used for grain.

In Dera Ghazi Khan
         

path

       

bora

4

     

chuth

4

16

   

pai

4

16

64

 

topa

4

16

64

256

paropi

4

16

64

256

1024

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Kangra District
       

topa

     

drun

6

   

thinbi

8

48

 

path

2

16

96

jhiaoo

2

4

32

192

 

 

 

 

 

In Muzaffargarh and Montgomery
   

topa

dopar or daropa

2

pas or paropa

2

4

 

 

 

In Gujerat
     

mani

   

man

12

 

topa

4

48

paropa

4

16

192

 

 

 

 

sources

1

It should be remembered that (a) these measures are based on certain weights of a common grain, which is rice or dhan (unhusked rice) in Kangra and wheat in the remaining area of inquiry; and (b) the topas are not of uniform capacity even in the same district but vary from village to village and in some places the variation is considerable.

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