Ashti, Bhir

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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.

Ashti, Bhir

South-western taluk of Bhir District, Hyderabad State, with an area of 614 square miles. The population in 1901, including jagirs, was 54,181, compared with 70,059 in 1891, the decrease being due to the famines of 1897 and 1899-1900. The taluk contains 127 villages, of which five are jagir, and Ashti (population, 4,019) is the head- quarters. The land revenue in 1901 was 1-9 lakhs. The taluk adjoins the Ahmadnagar District of Bombay.

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