THE AHMADNAGAR DISTRICT GAZETTEER was first published in 1884. It was edited by Mr. James M. Campbell, I.C.S. This revised edition of the Ahmadnagar District Gazetteer has been prepared by the Gazetteers Department, Government of Maharashtra under the guidance of an Editorial Board. The following are the present members of the Editorial Board:—

Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Maharashtra (Shri H. Nanjudiah, I.A.S.), Chairman.

Secretary to the Government of Maharashtra, General Administration Department, Member.

Shri P. Setu Madhava Rao, M.A., I.A.S. (Retd.), Member.

Dr. V. B. Kolte, M.A., PH.D., ex-Vice-Chancellor, Nagpur University, Nagpur, Member.

Dr. C. D. Deshpande, M.A., PH.D., Head of Geography Department, University of Bombay, Member.

Dr. B. R. Rairikar, M.A., PH.D., Principal, Lala Lajpat Rai College of Commerce and Economics, Bombay, Member.

Dr. (Smt.) Sarojini Babar, Member.

Dr. V. T. Gune, M.A., PH.D., Director of Archives and Executive Editor, Goa Gazetteers, Panaji, Member.

Dr. P. N. Chopra, Editor, Central Gazetteers Unit, Ministry of Education, Government of India, New Delhi, Member.

Dr. B. G. Kunte, M.A., PH.D. (Economics), PH.D. (History), Executive Editor and Secretary, Member-Secretary.

My thanks are due to Shri K. K. Chaudhari, M.A., Joint Editor, for his valuable assistance throughout the work. My thanks are also due to Dr. V. N. Gurav, M.A., PH.D., Statistical Officer and Shri K. V. Yohannan, B.A., LL.B., Compiler (Administration). I am also thankful to Shri M. H. Ranade, B.A., Superintendent; Shri P. N. Narkhede, M.COM.; Smt. N. S. Alawani, B.A.; Shri S. K. Khilare, B.COM., LL.B.; Smt. M. S. Modikhane, M.A. and Shri N. R. Patil, M.COM. (Research Assistants) for their assistance in the publication of this volume. I am also thankful to other members of the staff for their association in the preparation of this volume.

I will be failing in my duty, if I do not express my thanks to Dr. P. N. Chopra, M.A., P.H.D., Editor, Central Gazetteers Unit, Ministry of Education, Government of India, New Delhi, as also the editorial staff of the Unit for their effective role in planning and coordinating the work of preparation of the District Gazetteers. The Unit scrutinised the draft of this Volume with great care and made several helpful suggestions with a view to improving the standard and quality of the publication. It may also be mentioned here that the Government of India pays a sum of Rs. 44,000 towards the compilation and Rs. 16,000 towards the printing cost of each of the district volumes, which forms a portion of the expenditure incurred on the compilation and printing of the District Gazetteer. The typed manuscript was sent for printing on 1st July 1975 after approval of the Central Gazetteers Unit, Government of India.

Shri S. A. Sapre, Director, Government Printing, Stationery and Publications, Bombay and Shri R. B. Alva, Manager, Government Central Press, Bombay, as also the other technical and managerial staff deserve my thanks for the execution of the printing work of this volume.

Many are the officials and non-officials who helped by supplying information on various points without whose help the execution of this work would have been difficult. To them all my thanks are due.



1st May 1976.

Executive Editor and Secretary.