I am very glad to bring out the e-Book Edition (CD version)
of the Amraoti District Gazetteer. This CD version is a part of a scheme of
preparing compact discs of earlier published District Gazetteers.
The Gazetteers for the various districts of the Central
Provinces were compiled in the beginning of the Twentieth Century and the first
Amraoti District Gazetteer was compiled in 1911. The volume was edited by Mr. S.
V. Fitzgerald and Mr. A. E. Nelson. 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 revised edition of it was
compiled and published in 1968. But the old gazetteer published during the
British regime contained much valuable information, which was not reproduced in
the revised edition. Therefore the department decided to reprint Amraoti
District Gazetteer (1911). Accordingly, it was reprinted in 1983. Considering
its utility, 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 hour, I have decided to bring out a CD version of this
edition. It is also made available on the website of the State Government
www.maharashtra.gov.in. I am sure, scholars and studious persons across the
world will find this CD immensely beneficial.
I am thankful to the Honourable Minister, Shri. Ashokrao
Chavan (Industries and Mines, Cultural Affairs and Protocol), and the Minister
of State, Shri. Rana Jagjitsinh Patil (Agriculture, Industries and Cultural
Affairs), Shri. Bhushan Gagrani (Secretary, Cultural Affairs), Government of
Maharashtra for being a constant source of inspiration.
Arunchandra S. Pathak
Executive Editor and Secretary