They had no swords, but Hindoostany ones, and of these very few.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
No difference can be more marked than between the Hindoostani and the Malay.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
Once acclimatised, a Hindoostani seems able to stand anything.
"My Experiences in Manipur and the Naga Hills" by James Johnstone