FOOZILOW to FUTWA
FOOZILOW, TO, v. The imperative phuslao of the H. verb phuslana, to flatter or cajole, used, in a common Anglo-Indian fashion (see BUNNOW, PUCKAROW, LUGOW), as a verbal infinitive.
FORAS LANDS, s. This is a term peculiar to the island of Bombay, and an inheritance from the Portuguese.
They are lands reclaimed from the sea, by the construction of the Vellard (q.v.) at Breech-Candy,
and other embankments, on which account they are also known as Salt Batty [see BATTA] (i.e. rice) -
grounds. The Court of Directors, to encourage reclamation, in 1703 authorised these lands to be leased
rent-free to the reclaimers for a number of years, after which a small quit-rent was to be fixed. But as
individuals would not undertake the maintenance of the embankments, the Government stepped in and
constructed the Vellard at considerable expense. The lands were then let on terms calculated to compensate
the Government. The tenure of the lands, under these circumstances, for many years gave rise to disputes
and litigation as to tenant-right, the right of Government to resume, and other like subjects. The lands
were known by the title Foras, from the peculiar tenure, which should perhaps be Foros, from foro, a
quit-rent. The Indian Act VI. of 1851 arranged for the termination of these differences, by extinguishing
the disputed rights of Government, except in regard to lands taken up for public purposes, and by the
constitution of a Foras Land Commission to settle the whole matter. This work was completed by October
1853. The roads from the Fort crossing the Flats, or Foras Lands, between Malabar Hill and Parell
were generally known as the Foras Roads; but this name seems to have passed away, and the Municipal
Commissioners have superseded that general title by such names as Clerk Road, Bellasis Road, Falkland
Road. One name, Comattee-poora Forest Road, perhaps preserves the old generic title under a disguise.
1852. that the case with respect to the old and new salt batty grounds, may it please your Honble. Board to consider deeply, is totally different, because in their original state the grounds were not of the nature of other sweet waste grounds on the island, let out as foras, nor these grounds were of that state as one could saddle himself at the first undertaking thereof with leases or grants even for that smaller rent as the foras is under the denomination of foras is same other denomination to it, because the depth of these grounds at the time when sea-water was running over them was so much that they were a perfect sea-bay, admitting fishing-boats to float towards Parell.In Selections, as above, p. 29.
FOUJDAR, PHOUSDAR, &c., s. Properly a military commander (P. fauj, a military force, fauj-dar, one
holding such a force at his disposal), or a military governor of a district. But in India, an officer of the
Moghul Government who was invested with the charge of the police, and jurisdiction in criminal matters.
Also used in Bengal, in the 18th century, for a criminal judge. In the Ain, a Faujdar is in charge of
several pergunnahs under the Sipah-salar, or Viceroy and C.-in-Chief of the Subah (Gladwins Ayeen,
i. 294; [Jarrett, ii. 40]). 1683.The Fousdar received another Perwanna directed to him by the Nabob
forbidding any merchant whatsoever trading with any Interlopers. Hedges, Diary, Nov.
8; [Hak. Soc. i. 136].
For ease the harassd Foujdar prays
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