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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 6, p. 163.


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the Mission school, and the National high school. Azamgarh has
been a municipality since I884. During the ten years ending 190o
the incomeaveraged Rs. 17,800 and the expenditure Rs. 17,000. In
I903-4 the income was Rs. I9,000, chiefly derived from octroi
(Rs. rI,ooo); and the expenditure was Rs. 22,000. The chief manu-
factures are sugar-refining and the weaving of cotton cloth. There are
two high schools and seven primary schools, with a total attendance
of 675.
Azimganj.-Town in the Lalbagh subdivision of Murshidabad
District, Bengal, situated in 24 I5' N. and 88 i6' E., on the right bank
of the Bhagirathi. The population of Azimganj, together with Jiaganj
on the opposite bank, which is included within the same municipal
limits, was 13,385 in I901. Azimganj is the terminus of the branch
railway from Nalhati junction, and is an important trade centre.
A small steamer runs in connexion with the railway between Azimganj
and Berhampore, but sometimes during the dry season it cannot get
beyond Lalbagh. Azimganj is connected by a ferry with Jiaganj on
the opposite bank; and a service of steamers, which plies during the
rains between Jiaganj and Dhulian, calls here for goods and passengers.
The town contains many well-built houses and some handsome temples
belonging to Jain merchants. Azimganj was constituted a municipality
in 1896. The income during the eight years ending I903-4 averaged
Rs. I6,ooo, and the expenditure Rs. 15,000. In 1903-4 the income
was Rs. i6,000, of which Rs. 9,000 was derived from a tax on persons
(or property tax); and the expenditure was Rs. 15,500.
Azmeriganj.-Trade centre in Sylhet District, Eastern Bengal and
Assam. See AJMIIRIGANJ.
Baba Budan Mountains.-The highest range in Mysore State,
lying between I3 23' and 13 35' N. and 75 37' and 75 52' E., in the
middle of Kadfr District. The form of the range is that of a crescent
or horseshoe, with the opening north-west, hence its appropriate Hindu
name Chandra Drona or 'crater of the moon.' The northern arm,
beginning with the Hebbe hill (4,385 feet), stretches eastwards without
interruption for about 15 miles, and then, bending southwards, presents
to the east an unbroken wall of more than 20 miles. The southern
arm is formed by the Basavan-gudda and Woddin-gudda ranges. The
character of the chain is that of a stupendous ridge, whose elevation is
6,ooo feet above sea-level, and in some parts only a few yards wide.at
the summit, rising at intervals into loftier peaks. The higher portions
consist of steep grassy slopes, well wooded in the ravines, through
which flow perennial springs. The sides are densely clothed with
forests, among which are numerous coffee plantations, while the Jagar
valley is one stretch of forest as far as the eye can see. The highest
point is Mulainagiri (6,3I7 feet), towards the south of the range. Near
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