THE AMRAVATI DISTRICT GAZETTEER WAS PUBLISHED IN 1911. The volume was edited by Mr. S. V. Fitzgerald and Mr. A. E. Nelson. This revised edition 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: -

Chief Secretary to the Government of Maharashtra, (Shri B. B. Paymaster, 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, M.A., I.A.S. (Retd.) ].

My thanks are due to Dr. B. G. Kunte, M.A., Ph.D. (Economics), Ph.D. (History), Joint Editor, for his assistance throughout the work and who besides has contributed to the chapter on History. My thanks are also due to Shri K. V. Yohannan, B.A.,LL.B., Superintendent, Shri D. C. Deo, M.A., Shri K. K. Chaudhari, M.A., Shri V. N. Gurav, M.A., Shri M. H. Ranade, B.A., Shri M. N. Kawade, M.A., Shri S. K. Purohit, B.A., and Shri D. L. Naik, B.A., Research Assistants, and other members of the staff for their valuable assistance in the preparation and publication of this Volume.

I will be failing in my duty, if I do not express my thanks to Dr. P. N. Chopra, M.A., Ph.D., Editor, District Gazetteers and the staff of the Central Gazetteers Unit, Union Ministry of Education, New Delhi for their effective role in planning and co-ordinating the work of preparation of the District Gazetteers. The Unit scrutinized 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 a portion of the expenditure incurred on the compilation and printing of the District Gazetteers is being met by the Government of India.

Shri J. W. D'Souza, Director, Government Printing, Stationery and Publications, Bombay, and Shri S. R. Desai, Manager and his staff in the Government Press, Nagpur, also deserve my thanks for the execution of the printing work of this Volume.



August 1968.



Executive Editor and Secretary