The king also appoints a collector of revenue, and the judge over each of the clans or tribes interferes but little with their civil polity, which a#39;s left to the heads of families. On the breaking out kf a war he calls on each tribe to furnish a certain number of soldiea#39;rs, a#39;who servc without pay, but are supplied with ... The houses are built of rough stones and clay, and make but a mean appearance. ... The citadel called Bala-Hissar, or Upper Fort, contains the palace and other public buildings.
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