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of Indian railways, 545 ; Lord Dal-
housie's trunk railway lines, 545 ; Lord
Mayo's branch or feeder lines, 545,
546 ; the four classes of Indian rail-
ways, 'Guaranteed," State,' 'Assisted,'
and ' Native State,' 546-549 ; statistics
of Indian railways, 549, 550; roads,
the Grand Trunk Road, extension of
minor roads, 550, 551 ; road metal.
551 ; bridges of boats, 551 ; navigable
rivers, 551-553; navigable canals, 553,
554. See also the special section in
each District article.

Mechi, river in Bengal, ix. 379.

Mechs, aboriginal tribe, in Assam, i. 351 ;
Darjiling, iv. 130 ; Eastern Dwars, iv.
33 l > 33 2 > Garo Hills, v. 28; Goalpara,
v. 115; Jalpaiguri, vii. 112, 115:
Kuch Behar, viii. 322.

Medak, town in Haidarabad State, ix.

379-

Mediaeval trade of India, vi. 555.

Medical aspects. See the section on this
subject in each District article, and
Cholera, Elephantiasis, Fevers, Goitre,
Leprosy, Smallpox, and Vaccination.

Medical charities, hospitals and dispen-
saries, are noticed in each District
article. See also Hospitals.

Medical colleges in India, article 'India,'
vi. 109. Local notices — The Grant,
Bombay, iii. 71; Calcutta, iii. 259;
Madras, ix. 116.

Medicine and drugs, article ' India,' vi.
34 ; Brahmanical system of medicine,
vi. 106-110; its independent develop-
ment, 4th to 8th century, 107 ; scope
of Indian medicine, 107 ; Indian
surgery, 107, 108 ; Buddhist public



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INDEX.



hospitals, 108, 109 ; decline of Hindu
medicine, 109 ; English Medical Col-
leges, 109 ; vernacular medical litera-
ture, 109, no.

Medlicott and Blanford, Geology of India,
quoted, article 'India,' vi. 27 (foot-
note) ; 631-640; also on the Himalaya
Mountains, v. 410 ; on granite in
Jabalpur, vii. 30 ; on the Sahyadri,
xii. 138 ; and the Vindhya Mountains,
xiii. 474.

Medows, General, took Dharapuram
(1790), iv. 251 ; and Kariir, viii. 52 ;
Governor of Madras (1790-92), ix.
67 ; led the assault on Nandidrug
(1791), x. 192.

Meeanee, battle-field in Sind, ix. 379.
See Miani.

Meeanee, town in Punjab, ix. 379. See
Miani.

Meean Meer, cantonment, near Lahore,
in Punjab, ix. 379, 380.

Meerut, Division in N.-W. Provinces,
ix. 380, 381 ; population, 380; religion,
380; principal towns, 381.

Meerut, District in N.-W. Provinces, ix.
381-392; physical aspects, 382, 383;
history, 383 - 385 ; population, 385,
386 ; division of people into town and
country, 386, 387 ; agriculture, 387-
389 ; natural calamities, 389; com-
merce and trade, etc., 389, 390;
administration, 390, 391 ; medical
aspects, 391, 392.

Meerut, tahsil in N.-W. Provinces, ix.
392.

Meerut, city in N.-W 7 . Provinces, ix.
392-394 ; physical aspects, 392, 393 ;
population, 393 ; antiquarian remains,
393 ; army, 393 ; commerce and trade,
393* 394 5 revenue, 394 ; outbreak of
the mutiny at, article ' India,' vi. 419.

Megasthenes, Seleukos' ambassador to
the court of Chandra Gupta, article
'India,' vi. 154; 163; his description
of India and of Indian society (300
B.C.), 167-170; division of India into
petty kingdoms, 170. Local notices—
At Allahabad, i. 195, 196 ; in Behar,
ii. 227 ; speaks of the three kingdoms
of Kalinga, Andhra, and Pandya, ix.
10 : his Mathse identified with Mand-
awar, ix. 292 ; at the court of Chandra
Gupta, x. 362 ; calls Pandya nuvouln,
\i. 42 ; his description of Palibothra,
now Patna, xi. 107 ; his river Sambus
identified wrongly with the Sai, xii.

J 39;

Meghasani, mountain peak in Bengal, ix.

394- ,
Meghna, the eastern estuary of the united
waters of the Brahmaputra and Ganges,
article 'India,' vi. 15; 21; 28; its



'bore' or tidal - wave, vi. 31; the
Meghna delta, vi. 25, ix. 394, 395.
Mehar, Sub-division in Sind, ix. 395-

397 ; physical aspects, 396 ; popula-
tion, 396 ; agriculture, 396, 397 ;
manufactures, commerce, etc., 397 ;
administration, 397 ; climate, 397.

Mehar, taluk in Sind, ix. 397, 398.

Meherpur. See Mihrpur.

Mehidpur, town in Central India, ix.

398 ; defeat of Holkar at, in the last
Maratha war (1817-18), vi. 402.

Mehkar, town and taluk in Berar, ix.

398.

Mehmadabad, town and Sub-division in

Bombay, ix. 399, 400.
Mehndi Hassan, called himself Nizam of

Jaunpur, and occupied most of that

District (1857-58), vii. 153.
Mehrab Khan, ruler of Baluchistan, killed

at storm of Khelat (1831), ii. 31.
Mehsi, village in Bengal, ix. 400.
Mehtars, semi-aboriginal tribe in Khand-

para, viii. 160.
Mehwas, group of Native States in

Bombay, ix. 400, 401.
Meja, tahsil in N.-W. Provinces, ix.

401.
Mekranis, in the Bombay Presidency, hi.

49 ; in Dungarpur, iv. 324.
Melagiris, mountain range in Madras, ix.

401, 402.
Melao, town in Bombay, ix. 402.
Melapalaiyam, town in Madras, ix. 402.
Melapavur, town in Madras, ix. 402.
Melghat, taluk and hill tract in Berar,

ix. 402-404.
Melons, grown in Afghanistan, i. 38 ;

Akyab, i. 1 56 ; Baluchistan, ii. 36 ;

Bara Banki, ii. 1 10 ; Bareilly, ii. 142 ;

Bikaner, ii. 439 ; Chittagong Hill

Tracts, iii. 450, 451 ; Dadar, iv. 92 ;

Dungarpur, iv. 323 ; Ghazni, v. 72 ;

Goa, v. 93 ; Haidarabad, v. 245 ;

Haidarabad (Sind), v. 280 ; Jalalabad,

vii. 75 ; Jodhpur, vii. 235 ; Karachi,

vii. 452 ; Karnul, viii. 34 ; Kashmir,

viii. 71, 72 ; Khapa, viii. 165 ; Kuram,

viii. 369 ; Lahore, viii. 410 ; Mangrol,

ix. 316; N.-W. Provinces, x. 382;

Peshawar, xi. 146 ; Pishin, xi. 190 ;

Rajputana, xi. 417 ; Sidhaut, xii. 474 ;

Sind, xii. 520; Sitapur, xiii. 35;

Tarai, xiii. 209 ; Upper Sind Frontier,

xiii. 446.
Melukote, sacred village in Mysore, ix.

404.
Melur, village and taluk in Mysore, ix.

404, 405.
Melvill, Mr., Joint Commissioner for

settling Orissa (1805), x. 432.
Memadpur, petty State in Bombay, ix.

405.



INDEX.



215



Memari, town in Bengal, ix. 405.

Memoir of the War in India, conducted
by General Lord Lake, by Major
William Thome, quoted, vi. 317 (foot-
note 1).

Memons, Muhammadan class in Bom-
bay Presidency, iii. 52, city, iii. 81 ;
Haidarabad (Sind), v. 276, 277 ; Sind,
xii. 518.

Mendarda. See Mandurda.

Mendhawal, town in N.-W. Provinces,
ix. 405.

Mendi-khali, arm of Meghna river in
Bengal, ix. 405.

Menezes, third Portuguese Viceroy, en-
larged the fort of Cochin (1525), iv. 12.

Menezes, Dom Francisco, defeated at
Arakan (161 5), x. 342.

Menezes, Vasco Fernandes Cesarde,
Governor-General of Goa (17 12- 17),
built fortress at Bardez and Chapora,
v. 104.

Meng-bra. See Minbra.

Meng-dun. See Mindun.

Meng-gyi. See Min-gyi.

Meng-hla. See Min-hla.

Mengni, petty State in Bombay, ix. 405,
406.

Meos, aboriginal tribe, in Gurgaon, v.
206-219 ; Mewat, ix. 419, 420 ; Raj-
putana, xi. 411, 412.

Mer and Ser, mountain peaks in the
Himalaya, ix. 406.

Merats, wild tribe. See Mers.

Meratur, town in Madras, ix. 406.

Mercara, town and tdhik in Coorg, ix.
406. See Merkara.

Merewether, Sir W. L., Commissioner
of Sind, the largest pier in Kiamari
called after him, viii. 215.

Mergui, District in Lower Burma, ix.
406-41 1 ; physical aspects, 406-408 ;
history, 408 ; population, 408, 409 ;
agriculture, 409, 410 ; manufactures,
etc., 410; revenue, etc., 410, 411 ;
medical aspects, 411.

Mergui, town and seaport in Lower
Burma, ix. 411, 412.

Mergui Archipelago, group of islands in
Burma, ix. 412.

Meriah. See Kandhs.

Merkara, tdhik in Coorg, ix. 412, 413.

Merkara, chief town of Coorg, ix. 413-

415-
Mers or Merats, wild tribe, numerous

in Alwar, i. 203 ; Merwara, ix. 416,

417; Rajputana, xi. 409, 412, 414;

Udaipur, xiii. 402.
Merta, town in Rajputana, ix. 415.
Mertigudda, mountain in Mysore, ix.

Merwara, Sub-division in Rajputana, ix.
415-417.



Merwara Battalion, The, ix. 417.

Mesana, town in Bombay, ix. 418.

Mesli, petty State in Bombay, ix. 418.

Metcalfe, Lord, Governor-General of
India (1835-36), article ' India, vi.
406. Local notices — Protested against
Kanjit Singh's attack on Maler Kotla
(1808), ix. 235; fir.-,t Governor of Agra
(1835), on the wish of the Rajputs for
British intervention (181 1 ), xi. 407.

Meteorology of India, article ' India,' vi.
chap, xxiii. pp. 641-655. Meteoro-
logical geography of the Himalayas
and Punjab frontier, 641-643 ; the
Indus plain and great Indian desert,
643 ; Gangetic plain and E. Bengal.
643, 644 ; the Central Indian and
Southern plateaux, 644, 645 ; Ana-
malai Hills, 645 ; southern coast strip
and Ceylon, 645, 646 ; Burma, 646 ;
solar radiation, 647 ; air temperature,
atmospheric pressure, wind, humidity.
647, 648 ; rainfall statistics, 649, 650 ;
sunspot cycles, 650, 651.

Meteorological Statistics, given under the
section, Medical Aspects, for each Dis-
trict ; the most noteworthy are Mount
Abu, i. 6 ; Aden, i. 20 ; Afghanistan,
i- 31 ■> 38 ; Agra, i. 67 ; Ahmadabad,
i. 93 ; Ajmere-Merwara, i. 131, 132 ;
Aligarh, i. 177; Amritsar, i. 263;
Andaman Islands, i. 286 ; Assam, i.
37 2 > 373 '■> Banda, ii. 54 ; Benares, ii.
261; Bengal, ii. 321, 322; Bombay
Presidency, iii. 72 ; Lower Burma, iii.
208; Calcutta, iii. 260; Central Pro-
vinces, iii. 322 ; Cherra Punji, iii. 393 ;
Coorg, iv. 41 ; Cutch, iv. 64 ; Cuttack.
iv. 74; Darjiling, iv. 139; Raja-
mahendri, v. 130 ; Gonda, v. 154 ;
Gwalior, v. 228 ; Haidarabad State, v.
243, 244 ; Haidarabad (Sind), v. 285 ;
Hardoi, v. 328; Hoshangabad, \.
448; Jaipur, vii. 58, 59; Jalaun, vi:.
102 ; Jhansi, vii. 227 ; Kabul, vii.
272; Karachi, vii. 450, 451 ; Kash-
mir, viii. 76; Khandesh, viii. 158',
159; Khasi Hills, viii. 179; Kohat,
viii. 249 ; Lahore, viii. 413 ; Lucknow,
viii. 501 ; Ludhiana, viii. 525 ; Madras
Presidency, ix. 79 ; Madras city, ix.
119; Madura, ix. 131, 132; Mahaba-
leshwar, ix. 143 ; Malabar, ix. 235 ;
Mandla, ix. 306 ; Manipur, ix. ^t,,
334; Meerut, ix. 391; Montgomery,
ix. 501 ; Multan, x. 10 ; Nadiyi, x.
140; Nagpur, x. 172; Xilgiri Hills,
x. 325 ; Nimar, x. 335 ; N.-W. Pro-
vinces, x. 403, 404 ; Orissa, x. 467,
468; Oudh, x. 510; Patna, xi. 105:
Peshawar, xi. 157 ; Poona, xi. 210 ;
Punjab, xi. 291, 292 ; Rajputana, xi.
422, 423 ; Rawal Pindi, xii. 35 ;



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INDEX.



Saharanpur, xii. 123 ; Salem, xii. 165 ;

Seoni, xii. 314; Shimoga, xii. 405;

Sholapur, xii. 419 ; Sialkot, xii. 449 ;

Simla, xii. 495 ; Sind, xii. 524, 525 ;

Sitapur, xiii. $7 '■> Sultanpur, xiii. 102,

103; Surat, xiii. 131 ; Tanjore, xiii.

193; Taung-ngu, xiii. 226; Thayet-myo,

xiii. 286, 287; Travancore, xiii. 353;

Trichinopoli, xiii. 363 ; Tumkur, xiii.

380, 381 ; Sagar Island, xiii. 398, 399 ;

Upper Sind Frontier, xiii. 448, 449 ;

Wardha, xiii. 528; Wellington, xiii.

536 ; Wiin, xiii. 545.

Mettapolliem, town in Madras, ix. 418.

Metz, Mr., quoted on the Kotas, viii.

301 ; the Kurumbas, viii. 376 ; the

Nilgiri cromlechs, x. 323.

Mewar. See Udaipur.

Mewasa, petty State in Bombay, ix. 418.

Mewat, historic Province of W. India,

ix. 418-420.
Mewat, hill range in Punjab, ix. 420.
Mhars or Dhers, numerous in Bhandara,
ii. 362 ; Khairpur Dharki, viii. 138,
139 ; Ratnagiri, xii. 7 ; Satara, xii.
279 ; Sawantwari, xii. 297 ; Sirohi,
xiii. 4 ; Thana, xiii. 253.
Mhaswad, town in Bombay, ix. 420.
Mhow, cantonment in Central India, ix.

420.
Mhowa tree. See Mahud.
Miana, pargand in Central India, ix.

421.
Mian Ali. See Asarur.
Mianganj, village in Oudh, ix. 421.
Miani, town in Punjab, ix. 421.
Miani, town and centre of salt trade in

Punjab, ix. 421, 422.
Miani, battle-field in Sind, ix. 422 ; defeat
of the Mirs by Sir C. Napier (1843),
article ' India,' vi. 409.
Miani. seaport in Kathiawar, ix. 422.
Mian Mir. See Meean Meer.
Mianwali, town and tahsil in Punjab, ix.

422, 423.
Mica, article 'India,' vi. 628. Local
notices— Balaghat, i. 454-456 ; Banga-
lore, ii. 59 ; Bantwal, ii. 104 ; Chital-
drug, hi. 423; Dubrajpur, iv. 318;
Dungarpur, iv. 322 ; Hazaribagh,
v. 379; Jaipur, vii. 51, 52; Kolar,
viii. 273 ; Madras, ix. 4 ; Mysore, x.
91, 92 ; Shahpur, xii. 361 ; Sirmur,
xii. 555 ; Sirohi, xiii. 2.
Michael, Capt. James, discoverer of the
Anamalai Hills, after whom Michael
valley is named, i. 270.
Michni, fort in Punjab, ix. 423.
Midagesi, village in Mysore, ix. 423.
Middleton, first Bishop of Calcutta
(1814), article 'India,' vi. 261; his
dispute as to the spire of St. Andrew's
Kirk, Calcutta, iii. 253.



Middleton, Sir Henry, his naval defeat
of the Portuguese at Cambay (1611),
article ' India,' vi. 366; visited Aden,
i. 6 ; not allowed to enter the port of
Surat by the Portuguese, xiii. 121.

Midnapur, District in Bengal, ix. 423-
433 ; physical aspects, 424 ; Midnapur
high level canal, 424, 425 ; history,
425, 426 ; population, 426-428 ; urban
and rural population, 428 ; agriculture,
428-430; natural calamities, 430;
commerce and trade, 430, 431 ; admini-
stration, 431, 432; medical aspects,

432, 433- . , .

Midnapur, Sub-division in Bengal, ix.

433- , .

Midnapur, town m Bengal, ix. 433, 434-

Midnapur High Level Canal, navigable
and irrigation canal near Calcutta, ix.
434, 435.

Migration of the people, article ' India, 1
vi. 47. See also Emigration.

Mihndhawal. See Mendhawal.

Mihrauni, village and tahsil in N.-W.
Provinces, ix. 435.

Mihrpur, town and Sub-division in
Bengal, ix. 435, 436. _

Mikir Hills, tract in Assam, ix. 436-438 :
physical aspects, 436 ; industries, 436 ;
religion, 437 ; marriage, 437, 438 ; com-
merce, etc., 438. Local notices of Mikirs
—Assam, i. 351, 353; Cachar, iii. 235 ;
Darrang, iv. 145 ; Jaintia Hills, vii.
48 ; Kamrup, vii. 355, 359 ; Lakhim-
pur, viii. 431 ; Naga Hills, x. 151 ;
Nowgong, x. 409 ; Sibsagar, xii. 464.

Milam, village in N.-W. Provinces, ix.

438.

Miles, Col., took Mergui (1824), ix. 412;
made agreement with Nawab of Rad-
hanpur (1820), xi. 343 ; and with the
chiefs of Suigam (1826), xiii. 89.

Military caste of St. Thomas Nestorian
Christians, article 'India,' vi. 240 :
Portuguese efforts at their conversion to
Rome, vi. 241.

Military forces of Native States. The
following States possess armies of some
strength, as apart from armed police —
Afghanistan, i. 48; Alwar, i. 206;
Bahawalpur, i. 424 ; Baluchistan, ii.
39, 40 ; Baroda, ii. 164 ; Bhartpur,
»• 375 ? Bhaunagar, ii. 381 ; Bhopal,
ii. 405 ; Bhutan, ii. 415 ; Bundi, iii.
158 ; Cochin, iv. 9 ; Cutch, iv. 6t, :
Datia, iv. 156; Dhar, iv. 247; Dhol-
pur, iv. 277 ; Dhrangadra, iv. 279 ;
Dungarpur, iv. 323 ; Gwalior, v. 233 ;
the Nizam, v. 252 ; Indore, vii. 7 ;
Jaipur, vii. 58 ; Jaisalmer, vii. 69, 70 ;
Jhalawar, vii. 200 ; Jind, vii. 232, 233 ;
Jodhpur, vii. 245 ; Junagarh, vii. 262 ;
Kapurthala. vii. 443 ; Karauli, vii.



INDEX.



217



473 ; Kathiawar, viii. 94 ; Kishangarh,
viii. 223 ; Kotah, viii. 307 ; Manipur,
• x - 333', Mysore, x. m, 112; Nabha,
x. 126; Nawanagar, x. 253 ; Nepal, x.
280 ; Orchha, x. 426 ; Panna, xi. 50 ;
Partabgarh, xi. 77; Patiala, xi. 90;
Rampur, xi. 458 ; Rewa, xii. 48 ;
Samthar, xii. 192 ; Sawantwari, xii.
298 ; Tonk, xiii. 338 ; Travancore,
xm - 353 > Udaipur, xiii. 409.

Military stations, depots, etc. See Can-
tonments.

Military Transactions in Indostan, by
Orme, quoted, article ' India,' vi. 379
(footnote); 380 (footnote 2). See Orme.

Milka Singh, Sikh Sardar, made Rawal
Pindi his head-quarters (1765), and
conquered the surrounding country, xii.
24, 36.

Mill, James, History of British India,
quoted, article ' India,' vi. 314 (foot-
note 3); 365 (footnote 2); 379 (foot-
note); 383 (footnote).

Millets, Statistics of cultivation of, and
chief varieties, article ' India,' vi. 487,
488, 489. Local notices — Afghanistan,
i. 38 ; Agra, i. 64 ; Ahmadnagar, i.
103; Ajmere-Merwara, i. 125; Akalkot,
i. 137 ; Akola, i. 143, 144 ; Aligarh,
i. 173; Ali-Rajpur, i. 181 ; Allahabad,
i. 189 ; Alwar, i. 205 ; Ambala, i.
220 ; Amraoti, i. 248 ; Amritsar, i.
259 ; Anantapur, i. 277 ; North Arcot,
i. 316 ; South Arcot, i. 323 ; Aundh,
i. 384; Banda, ii. 51 ; Bangalore, ii.
63 ; Bannu, ii. 94 ; Bareilly, ii. 142 ;
Basim, ii. 186; Basti, ii. 211 ; Bel-
gaum, ii. 234, 235 ; Bellary, ii. 245 ;
Benares, ii. 258 ; Bhagalpur, ii. 348 ;
Bhutan, ii. 413 ; Bijnaur, ii. 432 ;
Bikaner, ii. 439 ; Bombay, iii. 53, 54 ;
Budaun, iii. 120 ; Bulandshahr, iii.
137; Buldana, iii. 146; Bundelkhand,
iii. 152; Bundi, iii. 159; Upper Bur-
ma, iii. 210 ; Cambay, iii. 285 ; Cawn-
pur, iii. 285, 286 ; Central India, iii.
295 ; Central Provinces, iii. 318 ;
Chamba, iii. 329 ; Champaran, iii.
341 ; Chanda, iii. 352 ; Chengalpat,
iii. 386 ; Chitaldrug, iii. 425 ; Coim-
batore, iv. 18 ; Coorg, iv. 36 ; Cudda- j
pah, iv. 52 ; Cutch, iv. 61 ; Dacca, iv.
85 ; Danta, iv. 118 ; Darjiling, iv. 134;
Delhi, iv. 182 ; Dera Ghazi Khan, iv.
214 ; Dera Ismail Khan, iv. 224 ;
Dharwar, iv. 262 ; Dholpur, iv. 274 ;
Dinajpur, iv. 294 ; Diu, iv. 305 ;
Dungarpur, iv. 323 ; Ellichpur, iv.
345 ; Etah, iv. 362 ; Etawah, iv. 374 ;
Faizabad, iv. 384 ; Farukhabad, iv.
413 ; Fatehpur, iv. 427; Firozpur, iv.
443 ; Garhwal, v. 20 ; Gaya, v. 49 ;
Ghazipur, v. 67 ; Godavari, v. 127 ;



Gonda, v. 152; Goona, v. 159;
(iorakhpur, v. 169; Gujranwala, v.
184; Gujrat, v. 193; Gurdaspur, v.
211; Gurgaon, v. 220; Gwalior, v.
238 ; Haidarabad, v. 245 ; Berar, v.
270; Haidarabad (Sind), v. 280 ;
Hamirpur, v. 302; Hassan, v. 349;
Hazara, v. 365; Hissar, v. 430; Indore,
vii. 2 ; Jabalpur, vii. 33 ; Jaipur, vii.
52 ; Jaisalmer, vii. 68 ; Jalalabad, vii.
75 ; Jalandhar, vii. 88 ; Jalaun, vii.
98 ; Jamkhandi, vii. 127 ; Jath, vii.
148 ; Jaunpur, vii. 155 ; Jawhar, vii.
164 ; Jehlam, vii. 172 ; Jhalawar, vii.
200 ; Jhang, vii. 210 ; Jhansi, vii. 223 ;
Jodhpur, vii. 238 ; Junagarh, vii. 262 ;
Kadur, vii. 286 ; Kaira, vii. 303 ;
Kaladgi, vii. 317 ; North Kanara, vii.
372 ; South Kanara, vii. 380 ; Kankrej,
vii. 435 ; Karachi, vii. 448 ; Karauli,
vii. 472 ; Karnal, viii. 24 ; Karnul,
viii. 2,-j ; Karond, viii. 46 ; Kathiawar,
viii. 96 ; Khairpur, viii. 136 : Khan-
desh, viii. 156; Khasi Hills, viii. 177 ;
Kheri, viii. 193 ; Khyrim, viii. 215 ;
Kistna, viii. 230 ; Kohat, viii. 247 ;
Kolaba, viii. 268; Kolar, viii. 275,
276; Kolhapur, viii. 281 ; Korea, viii.
297 ; Kotah, viii. 306 ; Kuch Behar,
viii. 323 ; Kiilu, viii. 342 ; Kumaun.
viii. 354 ; Kuram, viii. 369 ; Kurund-
wad, viii. 376 ; Lahore, viii. 410 ;
Lalitpur, viii. 452, 453; Larkhana, viii.
463 ; Lohardaga, viii. 483 ; Lucknow,
viii. 497; Ludhiana, viii. 522 ; Madras,
ix. 30, 87, 88 ; Madura, ix. 128, 129 ;
Mainpuri, ix. 208; Malabar, ix. 230;
the j\Ialdive Islands, ix. 251 ; Mallani,
ix. 261 ; Malpur, ix. 264 ; Western
Malwa, ix. 269 ; Manpur, ix. 339 :
Mansa, ix. 340 ; Meerut, ix. 387 :
Mehar, ix. 397 ; Miraj, ix. 440 :
Mirzapur, ix. 458 ; Mohanpur, ix. 474 ;
Montgomery, ix. 498 ; Moradabad,
ix. 509 ; Mudhol, ix. 527 ; M.ultan,
x. 7 ; Muttra, x. 48 ; Muzaffar-
garh, x. 61 ; Muzaffarnagar, x. 72 ;
Mysore State, x. 100, 101, District, x.
118; Nasik, x. 232; Nawanagar, x.
252 ; Nellore, x. 266 : Nepal, x. 276 ;
N.-W. Provinces, x. 377 ; Oudh, x.
501 ; Palanpur Agency, x. 537 ; Panch
^lahals, xi. 32 ; Pandu Mehwas, xi.
39 ; Partabgarh, xi. 71 ; Peshawar,
xi. 153 ; Phaltan, xi. 164 ; Pilibhit, xi.
175 : Pishin, xi. 190; Poona, xi. 207 ;
Punjab, xi. 278 ; Rajpur-Ali, xi. 394 ;
Rajputana, xi. 417, 418 ; Ramdrug,
xi. 441 ; Ratnagiri, xii. 9 ; Rawal
Pindi, xii. 29 ; Rohri, xii. 64 ; Rohtak,
xii. 73 ; Saharanpur, xii. 120 ; Salem,
xii. 160 ; Sangli, xii. 218 ; Santal
Parganas, xii. 232 ; Saran, xii. 255 ;



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INDEX.



Satara, xii. 280, 281 ; Savamir, xii.
293 ; Shahjahanpur, xii. 349 ; Shah-
pur, xii. 365 ; Shikarpur, xii. 393 ;
Shimoga, xii. 403 ; Sholapur, xii. 415;
Sialkot, xii. 446 ; Sibi, xii. 455 ; Simla,
xii. 493 ; Sind, xii. 520 ; Sirohi, xiii.
5 ; Sirsa, xiii. 16 ; Sftapur, xiii. 34 ;
Sunth, xiii. 114; Supa, xiii. 116;
Surat, xiii. 126 ; Surgana, xiii. 136 ;
Sylhet, xiii. 152 ; Tanjore, xiii. 187 ;
Tarai, xiii. 209 ; Thar and Parkar, xiii.
266, 269; Tinnevelli, xiii. 3o6;_Trichi-
nopoli, xiii. 360 ; Tumkur, xiii. 378 ;
Udaipur,xiii. 402; Upper Sind Frontier,
xiii. 446 ; Vizagapatam, xiii. 492 ;
Wainad, xiii. 510; Wao, xiii. 519;
Wiin, xiii. 543 ; Yusafzai, xiii. 558.

Mills by water power in the Himalayas,
article ' India,' vi. 9.

Mills, Steam. See Steam - mills and
Factories.

Milman, Dr., Bishop of Calcutta, died
and was buried at Rawal Pindi (1876),
xii. 38.

Milmillia, forest reserve in Assam, ix. 438.

Milur. See Melur.

Mina Bai, widow of Anand Rao II. of
Dhar, managed to preserve that State
from Sindia and Holkar, iv. 247.

Minacbal, taluk in Madras, ix. 438.

Minas, wild tribe, numerous in Alwar, i.
203 ; Dholpur, iv. 275 ; Gurgaon, v.
218; Jodhpur, vii. 237 ; Karauli, vii.
472 ; Merwara, ix. 416 ; Narsingh-
garh, x. 215 ; Rajgarh, xi. 386 ; Raj-
putana, xi. 409, 413, 414.

Minbra, township in Burma, ix. 438.

Mindun, town and township in Burma,
ix. 438, 439.

Mineral oils, article ' India,' vi. 42 ;
petroleum wells and oil-refining com-
panies in Burma, 626, 627 ; petroleum
in Assam and the Punjab, 627. See
also Petroleum.

Minerals and mines. See Mines and
minerals.

Mines and minerals, article ' India,' vi.
chap. xxi. pp. 618-630. Indian iron,
indigenous methods of working, 618;
failure of English efforts, 618, 619 ;
Government efforts, 619 ; Indian coal
and history of Bengal coal-mining
(1820-83), 619, 620; the Central Pro-
vinces and Bengal coal-fields, 620, 621;
coal-beds in Assam, 621 ; future of
Indian coal, 622 ; salt mining and
manufacture, 622, 623 ; saltpetre, 623,
624 ; gold-washing, 624 ; gold-mining
in Madras and Mysore, 624, 625 ;
copper mining, 626 ; lead, tin, anti-
mony, and cobalt, 625, 626 ; petro-
leum in Burma, Assam, and the Pun-
jab, 626, 627 ; lime and building stone,



627, 628 ; marble, 628 ; slate, 628 ;
diamonds and precious stones, 628,
629 ; pearl fisheries, 629. For Local
notices see Coal, Copper, Gold, Iron,
Lead, Salt, Tin, etc. See also Geology
of India.

Min-gyi, town and township in Burma,
ix. 439.

Miniature painting, article ' India,' vi.

Minium, found in Monghyr, ix. 479.

Minto, Earl of, Governor - General of
India (1807-13); expeditions to Java
and Mauritius ; embassies to the Pun-
jab, Afghanistan, and Persia, article
' India,' vi. 399, 400 ; built the
suburban residence of the viceroys
at Barrackpur, ii. 175.

Min-hla, township in Burma, ix. 439.

Miracles of Buddhist and Hindu religious
founders, article ' India,' vi. 139, 140 ;
208 ; miracles of the early Jesuits, 252.

Miraj (senior branch), Native State in
Bombay, ix. 439, 44.0.

Miraj (junior branch), Native State in
Bombay, ix. 440, 441.

Miraj, chief town of State in Bombay, ix.

44-1-

Miranpur, town in N.-W. Provinces, ix.

441.

Miranpur Katra, town in N.-W. Pro-
vinces, ix. 441.

Miranzai. See Hangu.

Mirath. See Meerut.

Mir Chakar Rind, legendary hero of the
Baluchis, xii. 457.

Mirganj, village and talis! I in N.-W.
Provinces, 442, 443.

Mirganj, village in Bengal, ix. 443.

Miris, aboriginal tribe in Assam, ix. 443-
450. Local notices — Assam, i. 351 ;
Darrang, iv. 145 ; Lakhimpur, viii.
431 ; Sibsagar, xii. 464.

Mir Jafar, Nawab of Bengal (1757-60,
1763-65), compensation for losses at
Calcutta, grant to the Company of the
zaminddri of the Twenty-four Par-
ganas, Clive's jdgh; deposition of Mir
Jafar, article ' India,' vi. 383 ; 385.
Local notices — Nawab of Bengal, ii.
278 ; made Nawab by the English, iii.
242 ; placed on the throne by Clive at
Murshidabad, x. 37; incited the Gover-
nor of Purniah to attack Suraj-ud-daula,
xi. 324 ; ceded the Twenty-four Par-
ganas to the Company, xiii. 390.

Mir Jumla (1660-64), his unsuccessful
expedition to Assam in the reign of
Aurungzeb, article 'India,' vi. 309.
Local notices— Attacked the Ahams, i.
80, 344 ; Nawab of Bengal, ii. 278 ;
his buildings at Dacca, iv. 81; defeated
by the Ahams near Gauhati, v. 113,



INDEX.



vu - 357; originally diwdn of Golconda,
v. 144, 255 ; took fort of Gooty, v.
160 ; routed Shah Shuja at Tandan,
xiii. 176.

Mirkasarai, town in Bengal, ix. 450.

Mir Kasim, Nawab of Bengal (1760-63),
grant of Bard wan, Midnapur, and
Chittagong to the Company, his quarrel
with the English, massacre of Patna,
and defeats at Gheria and Udhanala,
article ' India,' vi. 385, 386. Local
notices — Nawab of Bengal, ii. 278 ;
his cessions to the Company, iii. 436,
ix. 425 ; defeated at Gheria, v. 73 ;
made Monghyr, where he killed the
Seths, his head-quarters, ix. 491 ; his
quarrel with the English and massacre
of Patna, xi. 95, 96 ; his battle with the
British near Slid, xiii. 140; his defeat
at Udhanala, xiii. 415.

Mir Khudadacl Khan, of Khelat, his
interview with Lord Lytton and treaty



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