The Imperial Gazetteer of India (Vol.21th PUSHKAR To SALWEEN)


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ABOUT THE BOOK:- The Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1908, consists of 26 Volumes, including the first four(4) encyclopedic Volumes entitled Indian Empire : Descriptive , Historical , Economic , and Administrative . The next 20 volumes of the alphabetically arranged gazetteer, listing places’ names and giving statistics and summary information, and one volume each comprising the index and atlas. The first edition of the Imperial Gazetteer of India was published in 9 Volumes in 1881. A Second edition, augmented to fourteen volumes, was issued in the years 1885-87, after the death of William Wilson Hunter in 1900; Herbert Hope Risley, William Stevenson Meyer, Sir Richard Burn and James Sutherland Cotton compiled the twenty Six Volumes. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:- Sir William Wilson Hunter, KCSI, CIE (15July1840-6 February 1900), was a Scotish historian, Statistician, a compiler and a member of the Indian Civil Services. He reached Bengal Presidency in November 1862 and was appointed assistant magistrate and collector of Birbhum, in the lower provinces of Bengal. He compiled the matter of the then 240 districts and they were condensed into the nine volumes of the Imperial Gazetteer of India, which was published in 1881. Sir Herbert Hope Risle, KCIE, CSI (4 January 1851-30 September 1911) was a British ethnographer and colonial administrator, a member of the Indian Civil Services. He edited some parts of the first edition of The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Sir William Stevenson Meyer, GCIE, KCSIE (13 February 1860-19 October 1922) was an Indian Civil Service officer. From 1902 to 1908, he was the editor of the Imperial Gazetteer of India. Sir Richard Burn, CSI (1 February 1871-26 July 1947) was a Civil Servant in British India. He became under-Secretary to the Government of the United Provinces in 1897 , Superintendent of the census in 19oo and the Imperial Gazetteer in 19o2 editor in 19o5. James Sutherland Cotton (1847-1918), born at Coonoor, Nilgiri, Madras. He was fellow and le

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