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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.

PAGE
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
Physical Aspects, 22-24
River System, 24-28
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
Irrigation, 35
Fisheries and Fishing Towns, 35
Marsh Cultivation, 36
Lines of Drainage, 36