A Statistical Account of Bengal/Volume 1
PRESENTED BY THE
SECRETARY OF STATE
A STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF BENGAL.
MURRAY AND GIBB, EDINBURGH,
PRINTERS TO HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE
A Statistical Account of Bengal.
By W. W. HUNTER, B.A., LL.D.,
DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF STATISTICS TO THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA;
ONE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY ; HONORARY OR FOREIGN MEMBER OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF NETHERLANDS INDIA AT THE HAGUE, OF THE INSTITUTO VASCO DA GAMA OF PORTUGUESE INDIA, OF THE DUTCH SOCIETY IN JAVA, AND OF THE ETHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY, LONDON ; HONORARY FELLOW OF THE CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY; ORDINARY FELLOW OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, ETC.
DISTRICTS OF THE 24 PARGANAS AND SUNDARBANS.
TRÜBNER & CO., LONDON 1875.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
DISTRICTS OF THE 24 PARGANAS AND THE SUNDARBANS,
WITH GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTES OF THE BARDWAN AND PRESIDENCY DIVISIONS.
DISTRICT OF 24 PARGANAS.
|Geography and General Aspect,||17-38|
|Area, Boundaries, etc.,||17-18|
|British Acquisition of the District,||18-21|
|Civil, Criminal, and Revenue Jurisdictions,||21-22|
|Legendary Origin of the Ganges and Húglí,||28-29|
|Changes in the Courses of the Rivers, etc.,||29-30|
|Lakes, Marshes, etc.,||30|
|Canals and Artificial Watercourses,||30-32|
|Boat Routes between Calcutta and the Eastern Districts,||32-33|
|Varieties of Passenger and Cargo Boats,||33|
|River-side Trading Towns and Villages,||34-35|
|Fisheries and Fishing Towns,||35|
|Lines of Drainage,||36|
|District of 24 Parganas—continued.|
|Geography and General Aspect—continued.|
|Forest and Jungle Produce; Pasture Grounds, etc.||36-37|
|Population at different Periods, and the Census of 1872,||38-45|
|Occupations of the People,||45-50|
|Ethnical Divisions of the People,||50-51|
|Immigration and Emigration,||51-52|
|List of Castes,||52-71|
|Religious Divisions of the People,||71-76|
|Urban and Rural Population,||76-77|
|Towns and Villages,||77-121|
|Comparative Importance of the Town and Rural Population,||121-123|
|Material Condition of the People; Food, Clothing, Dwellings, etc.,||127-133|
|Rice Cultivation and Cereal Crops,||134-139|
|Green Crops and Vegetables,||139-140|
|Sugar-cane, Tobacco, pán, Indigo, and Miscellaneous Crops,||145-148|
|Out-turn of Crops, etc.,||148|
|Condition of the Cultivators,||148-149|
Page 25, last line, for Jumuná read Jamuná.
Page 32, line 23, for Ráinpur Khál read Rámpur Khál.
Page 59, line 24, for Bráhams read Bráhmans.
Page 77, lines 24-25, omit from ‘Repeated’ to ‘Bengal.’
Page 169-170, for Sáldah read Síáldah.
Page 237, line 33-35, Murágáchhá has the nasal, and is elsewhere spelt as Munrágáchhá.
Page 304, lines 21-24. The propositions for establishing Toll Stations have been excised, as Government has not adopted the plan.
I shall be grateful for any suggestions or corrections which occur to the reader. They may be addressed to me, care of the Secretary to the Government of Bengal, Calcutta.