Kapustalni.-Houses 614, population 2796. A large village in the Daryapur taluk with a small weekly bazar, bringing in about Rs. 250 bazar cess annually. It has both Urdu and Marathi schools and a large camping ground for troops, being a day's march from Ellichpur.
Karasgaon.-Houses 1645, population 7456. A town about 8 miles north-east of Ellichpur in the taluk of the same name and six miles from Paratwada; was formerly in Namdar Khan's, jagir and was the headquarters of the talukdars, one of whom by name Vitthal Bhagdeo in 1806 built a fort of fine sandstone at a cost of Rs. 25,000; but it is now in too ruined a condition to be of any use. About the town is very extensive garden cultivation by wells in consequence of which it has considerable staying power in time of famine or short harvest. Karasgaon produces good country brass and copper-ware, such as gongs, lotas and household pots. The former police station has been abolished. There is a combined school and post office and a weekly bazar on Mondays. The village has two khels, Chaudhri and Mohal.
Kaundinyapur.-A village situated on the banks of the Wardha in the Chandur taluk, which is of little importance nowadays having only 413 inhabitants. It boasts of an annual fair however in honour of the hero Vitthal Rukmaya, held on Kartik Paurnima (November) and said to be attended by some fifty thousand persons. This however is a very rough estimate. A modern temple of Mahadeo about 90 years old and three stories in height succeeds an ancient building of which, as of the Amba Devi temple in Amraoti, the story of Krishna's carrying off Rukmini is told. The latter's father was Raja of an ancient kingdom which had its capital here and his city Dewalwada is said to be buried beneath the present village.
Khanzamanagar.-A small village in the Ellichpur taluk Houses 115, population 431. It takes its name from that Khan-i-Zaman of the Emperor Aurangzeb who became
Nazim of Berar in 1675 A. D. The village has a very old mosque in a half ruinous condition, said to have been founded by Khan-i-Zaman. There are other ruins also and it is said that the founder wished to make the place a rival to Ellichpur.
Kholapur.-Houses 1192, population 5373, lies eighteen miles to the west of Amraoti on the borders of the taluk of that name, part of its land lying across the Purna in Daryapur. A bench of Honorary Magistrates has been established here for the trial of petty offences; and the town has a police station, a sub-registry, a dispensary, Hindustani and Marathi schools, a girls'
school and a post office. Its silk weavers have almost disappeared; but a large number of Salis still produce cotton saris and cholis, and some Mahars weave woollen blankets and cotton khadis. This trade however is also languishing. The land revenue of the place is Rs. 11,269-12-0. There is a cotton ginning factory; a bazar is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays; and a yearly fair in the month of August. Formerly Kholapur was a place of much importance. In 1809 Vitthal Bhagdeo, Subahdar of Ellichpur, levied a contribution of one lakh. The inhabitants refused to pay. The Subahdar accordingly besieged the town which was then protected by walls, for two months, when the inhabitants gave in. The town was looted by the troops, and has never recovered its former prosperity. Its rapid decadence may also be attributed to the annual fights between the Musalmans and the Rajputs, when the victorious party always took occasion to loot at least part of the town.
Kondeshwar.-An old black stone temple of Kondeshwar (Mahadeo) about three miles distant from Badnera and two from Anjangaon Bari in the Amraoti taluk. It is said to be Hemadpanthi and may at one time have been a fine structure though now much dilapidated; the former stone dome has fallen in and has been replaced by a modern erection of white chunam. The temple is largely visited by Hindus from Amraoti and elsewhere on Mondays during the month of Shrawan (July-August).
Kurha.-A village of 818 houses in the Chandur taluk having a mixed population of Baris, Muhammadans, Kunbis, Malis and Rajputs numbering 3746 persons. A police station under a Sub-Inspector, a sub-registry, an Urdu and a combined Marathi school and post office are its only public buildings. The masjid is supported by an inam grant of 150 acres. The tank at Kurha is a good one. The place is situated half-way between Chandur and Tiosa on the road connecting these places which was built in the famine of 1900. The famous dacoits Nandu Rajput and Pandu Patel of Tembhurni were surrounded here in a temple by the Nizam's troops in 1843, but after a three days' fight succeeded in cutting their way out. Their depredations had extended far into the Central Provinces. Nandu lived to be a very old man and died some few years ago.