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I am very glad to bring out the e-book edition (C.D. version) of the Nagpur District Gazetteer published by the Gazetteers Department. This C. D. version is a part of a scheme of preparing Compact Discs of earlier published District Gazetteers.

Nagpur District Gazetter was published in 1966. It contains authentic and useful information on several aspects of the district and is considered to be of great value to administrators, scholars and general readers. The copies of this edition are now out of stock. Considering its utility, therefore, need was felt to preserve this treasure of knowledge. In this age of modernization, information and technology have become key words. To keep pace with the changing need of the hour, I have decided to bring out C. D. version of this edition with little statistical supplementary and some photographs. I am sure, scholars and studious persons across the world will find this C.D. immensely beneficial.

I am thankful to the Honourable Minister, Shri. Ashok Chavan, Industries and Mines, Cultural Affairs and Protocol and the Minister of State, Shri. Rana Jagjitsinh Patil, Agriculture, Industries, Cultural Affairs, Smt. Sanjivani Kutti, Secretary, Cultural Affairs and government of Maharashtra for being constant source of inspiration.

24th November 2005
Executive Editor and Secretary.
THE NAGPUR DISTRICT GAZETTEER was prepared by Mr. R. V. Russell, I.C.S., in 1908. This revised edition has been prepared under the orders of the Government of Maharashtra by an Editorial Board, specially created for that purpose in 1949. The following are the present members of the Editorial Board:-

Chief Secretary to Government (Shri D. R. Pradhan, I.C.S.). Dr. S. G. Panandikar, retired Principal, Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Bombay.

Mahamahopadhyaya Dr. V. V. Mirashi, Nagpur.

Dr. S. M. Katre, Director, Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Poona.

Shri S. L. Karandikar, Poona.

Director of Archives, Government of Maharashtra, Bombay (Dr. M. G. Dixit).

Executive Editor and Secretary (Shri P. Setu Madhava Rao, I.A.S.).

Diacritical marks to explain the pronunciation of names of places and of words in Indian languages have been used only in three chapters, namely, Chapter 2 - History, Chapter 3 - People and Chapter 19 - Places and also in the Directory of Villages and Towns. In other chapters the current spellings have been retained. A key to the diacritical marks used is given at page 779.

My thanks are due to Dr. B. G. Kunte, M.A., Ph.D. (Economics), Ph.D. (History), Joint Editor, Shri K. V. Yohannan, B.A., LL.B., Superintendent, Shri D. C. Deo, M.A. and Shri K. K. Chaudhari, M.A., Research Assistants and other members of the staff for their valuable assistance in the preparation of this Volume.

My thanks are also due to Shri J. W. D'Souza, Director, Government Printing, Stationery and Publications, Bombay and Shri S. R. Desai, Manager, Government Press and Book Depot, Nagpur, for the execution of the printing work of this Volume.

March 1966.
Executive Editor and Secretary.