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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 6, p. 193.


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encompassed by lofty walls and a deep moat, was formerly an outpost
of the Bijapur kingdom. The relics of Muhammadan rule include
a handsome mosque to the east of the village, and a mausoleum covered
with a fine brocade presented by the Mantri family.
Bagor.-Head-quarters of apargana or subdivision of the same name
in the State of Udaipur, Rajputana, situated in 25 22' N. and 74 23' E.,
on the left bank of the Kothari river, a tributary of the Bands, about
70 miles north-east of Udaipur city. Population (190I), 2,353. The
jpargana of Bggor, which consists of 27 villages, was formerly a jdglr
estate, and the four immediate predecessors of the present Maharana
were all of the Bagor house.
Bagri (or Bagdi).-Ancient name for South Bengal, said to have
been given by king Ballal Sen in the eleventh century to the portion
of the Gangetic delta immediately east of the Bhagirathi river, corre-
sponding with the southern Districts of the modern Presidency Division.
The caste of Bagdis either derived their name from this tract or gave
their name to it.
Bagru.-Town in the State of Jaipur, Rajputana, situated in
26 48' N. and 75 33' E., on the Agra-Ajmer road, about i8 miles
south-west of Jaipur city. It is the residence of a thdkur, who serves
the Jaipur Darbar with fourteen horsemen but pays no tribute. The
place is famous for its dyed and stamped chintz, but the industry has
suffered owing to cheap foreign imitations. There are two elementary
indigenous schools attended by 28 boys.
Bah.-South-eastern tahsil of Agra District, United Provinces, con-
terminous with thepargana of the same name, lying between 26 45' and
26 59' N. and 78 12' and 780 51' E., with an area of 34I square miles.
The lahsil is sometimes called Pinahat. Population decreased from
I25,848 in I891 to 123,591 in 190o. There are 204 villages and one
town, Bah (population, 3,867), the tahsil head-quarters. The demand for
land revenue in I903-4 was Rs. 2,09,000, and for cesses Rs. 28,ooo.
The density of population, 362 persons per square mile, is the lowest in
the District. The tahszl is almost an island, being cut off from the
rest of the District by the Utangan and Jumna on the north, and from
the Gwalior State by the Chambal on the south. While the average
breadth between these rivers is 8 or 9 miles, the wild maze of deep
ravines which fringes them reduces the comparatively level central
tract to a width of 4 or 5 miles. The villages in this area are perched
on almost inaccessible positions-a memorial of the time when security
was required against the revenue collector and foreign invaders. While
the actual ravines are totally barren, and do not produce even trees,
the low-lying land, here called kachhar, is exceptionally fertile. This
is especially the case near the Chambal, where black soil, called mar
as in Bundelkhand, is common. The Utangan kachhar, though of
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