That, - no?' Most of
them are schismatics, but they cannot openly practise their tenets, for
they are under the rule of Sultan Kutbuddin Tehemten Malik, of Hormuz, who
is orthodox" (II. 226).
Calaiate, when visited by d'Alboquerque, showed by its buildings and
ruins that it had been a noble city. Its destruction was ascribed to an
earthquake. (De Barros, II. ii. 1.) It seems to exist no longer.
Wellsted says its remains cover a wide space; but only one building, an
old mosque, has escaped destruction. Near the ruins is a small fishing
village, the people of which also dig for gold coins. (J.R.G.S. VII.
What is said about the Prince of Hormuz betaking himself to Kalhat in
times of trouble is quite in accordance with what we read in Teixeira's
abstract of the Hormuz history. When expelled by revolution at Hormuz or
the like, we find the princes taking refuge at Kalhat.
NOTE 2. - "Of the interior." Here the phrase of the G.T. is again "en fra
tere a mainte cite et castiaus." (See supra, Bk. I. ch. i. note 2.)
There was still a large horse-trade from Kalhat in 1517, but the
Portuguese compelled all to enter the port of Goa, where according to
Andrea Corsali they had to pay a duty of 40 saraffi per head.