Arni Tahsil, 1908

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This article has been extracted from

THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF INDIA , 1908.

OXFORD, AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.

Note: National, provincial and district boundaries have changed considerably since 1908. Typically, old states, ‘divisions’ and districts have been broken into smaller units, units, and many tahsils upgraded to districts.Many units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.

Arni Tahsil, 1908

Zamindari tahsil in the south of North Areot District, Madras, lying between 12 29' and 12 49' N. and 79 7' and 79 22' E., and comprising the Arni jagir. The area is 184 square miles, or less than any other tahsil in the District. Number of villages, 139 ; population in 1901, 96,542, compared with 91,730 in 1891 ; head- quarters, Arni (population, 12,4.85) ; fleshkash payable to Government (including cesses), Rs. 21,000. The jagir was granted to an ancestor of the present holder early in the seventeenth century, as a reward for military services, by the Maratha chief Shahji during his expedition into the Carnatic.

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