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Thomas Pennant (14 June OS 1726 – 16 December 1798) was a Welsh naturalist, traveller, writer and antiquarian. He was born and lived his whole life at his family estate, Downing Hall near Whitford, Flintshire, in Wales.
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- The city of Oide stands directly opposite. The author of the City of Oude Ayeen Akberry, ii. 41, says, that it was in his time the largest city in Hindoostan; he mentions it as a place of peculiar sanctity. Feristhta boasts of its existing two thousand two years before the Christian era.
- ‘The View of Hindoostan’(Volume 2, Page 219). as quoted in Kishore, Kunal (2016). Ayodhyā revisited.