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A Statistical Account of Bengal. Districts of Bardwan Bankura and Birbhum




D. DIRECTOR GENERAL OF STATISTICS TO THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ; ONE OF THE COUNCIL OF ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY: HONORARY OR FORRIGN MEMBER OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF NETHERLANDS INDIA AT THE MAGUR OF THE INSTITUTE VASCO DA GAMA OF INDIA OF THE DUTCH SOCIETY IN JAVA AND OF THE ETHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY LONDON HONORARY FELLOW OF CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY ; ORDINARY FELLOW OF THE ROYAL GROGEAPRICAL SOCIETY ETC [...] BOUNDARIES Birbhum is bounded on the north by the Santal Parganas and the District of Murshidabad on the east by the Districts of Murshidabad and Bardwan on the south by Bardwan District the Ajai river forming the boundarline for the entire distance and on the west by the Santal Parganas. [...] J. Grant in his Analysis of the Finances of Bengal dated April 1786 and published in the celebrated Fifth Report of the Select Committee on the Affairs of the East India Company London 1812 states that the zamindari was originally conferred on Asaulla for the political purpose of guarding the frontiers on the west against the incursions of the barbarous Hindus of Jharkand (Chhota or Chuti [...] SUPERFICIAL CONFIGURATION OF THE DISTRICT The eastern portion of the District presents the appearance of the ordinary alluvial plains of Lower Bengal. [...] No doubt a vast extent still remains unhewn and fuel in the immediate neighbourhood of the jungle is still (1852) very cheap ; but with a bulky article of commerce like charcoal the expense of carriage is considerable and the question of distance as regards the supply and the economy of it is therefore an important one.' The Geological Surveyor in the above report thus summed up the prospect re

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Frontmatter i-i W. W. Hunter


Statistical Account of the District of Birbhum i-172 W. W. Hunter


Index 173-176 W. W. Hunter


Map i-i W. W. Hunter




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