Grains in Guzerat. 1. Boutah or Natchee, 2. Buntee, 3. Codra, 4. Chena.
Artist: Forbes, James
Plate sixty-two from the second volume of James Forbes' "Oriental Memoirs". Forbes(1749-1819) was Collector of Dhaboi in the late 1770s and therefore responsible for the collection of land revenue. As part of his work he keenly observed various kinds of grains cultivated in the area of which he often made studies. 'The...grains were all drawn from nature, at the commencement of the different harvests in the Dhuboy Pergunna. Their varied fruit and rich appearance add much to the beauty of the luxuriant plains of Guzerat. These grains are all reaped, in what is called the first harvest, commencing soon after the periodical rains are over.'