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.
Head-quarters of the tahsil of the same name in Muzaffargarh District, Punjab, situated in 29 degree 23' N. and 70 degree 55' E., 51 miles south of Muzaffargarh town. Population (1901), 2,788. It is said to have been founded by Ali Khan, one of the Nahar princes of Sitpur. The municipality was created in 1873. The income during the ten years ending 1902-3 averaged Rs. 5,700, and the expenditure Rs. 6,300. The income in 1903-4 was Rs. 6.300, chiefly from octroi; and the expendi- ture was Rs. 6,300. There is an export trade in molasses and indigo to Sind and Khorasan. Snuff is also manufactured largely for exportation. The municipality maintains an Anglo-vernacular middle school