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 subdivision of the same name in Khulna District, Bengal, situated in 22 40' N. and 89 47' E., on the Bhairab river. Population (1901), 1,124. I n tne neighbourhood are the ruins of several buildings left by Khanja All, the pioneer settler in the Sundarbans (see Khulna District), including a brick-built road from the bank of the Bhairab, a large hall known as the Shat Gumbaz, and the mausoleum of Khanja All. There is a large bi-weekly market, and an annual fair lasting for a month is held on the occasion of the Sripanchaml. The village contains the usual public offices, a sub-jail with accommodation for 35 prisoners, and a Govern- ment-aided school.