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Khandesh district


Khandesh district

Map (1896)

Khandesh District (or Khandeish) is a former administrative division of British India, which included the present-day Jalgaon, Dhule and Nandurbar districts and a portion of Nashik District in Maharashtra.

In the 18th and early 19th centuries, Khandesh was part of the Maratha Confederacy, and was ruled by the Maratha Peshwa. The district was annexed to British India at the conclusion of the Third Anglo-Maratha War in 1818. A southern portion of the district was detached to form Nashik District in 1869. In 1906 the district was divided into East Khandesh and West Khandesh districts, with their capitals at Jalgaon and Dhulia (Dhule), respectively. East Khandesh was later renamed Jalgaon District, and West Kandesh, later renamed Dhule District, was split in Dhule and Nandurbar districts in 1998.

See also


  • Hunter, Sir William Wilson, et al. (1908). Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 15. 1908-1931; Clarendon Press, Oxford.

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