the floor show the position of the chief uprights. There are also mor-
tices cut in the rock showing where one of the chief cross-beams must
have been placed, probably to secure the lattice-work in the upper part
of the window. The front of the great arch is full of pin-holes in three
rows, about 170 in all, showing beyond doubt that some wooden facing
covered the whole of the front. The figures on the arch include that
of a female--high up on the left, much weather-worn, with a beaded
belt about the waist; two half figures looking out of a window in the
projecting side to the right of the great arch, and on the same side
the heads of two others in two small compartments on a level with the
top, of the arch.
For a full description of the remaining caves, which are also interest-
ing, see the Bombay Gazetteer, vol. xviii. There are several inscriptions,
but they contain no information of special interest.
Bhajji.--One of the Simla Hill States, Punjab, lying between 31° 7'
and 31° 17' N. and 77° 2' and 77° 23' E., with an area of q6 square miles.
Population (1901), 13,309. The State lies on the south bank of the
Sutlej, and culminates in the Shali peak, 9,623 feet above sea-level.
The Ranās of Bhajji are Rajputs who came from Kāngra and con-
quered the State many years ago. It was overrun by the Gurkhas
between 1803 and 1815, but on their expulsion in the latter year the
Rānā was confirmed in his possessions by the British Government.
The present chief, Rānā Durga Singh, succeeded in 1875. The State
has a revenue of RS. 23,000, out of which Rs. 1,440 is paid as tribute.
Its principal product is opium of exceptional purity. Seoni, the
capital, lies on the Sutlej, and is celebrated for its sulphur hot springs
and a suspension bridge across the river.
Bhakār.-Native State in the Central Provinces. See CHANG
Bhakkar.-Fortified island in the river Indus, Sukkur District,
Sind, Bombay. See BUKKUR.
Bhakkar Subdivision.--Subdivision of Miānwali District, Punjab,
consisting of the BHAKKAR and LEIAH TAHSiLS.
Bhakka,r Tahsil.-Central cis-Indus tahsil of Miānwāli District,
Punjab, lying between 31° 1o' and 32° 22' N. and 70 47' and 72° E.,
with an area of 3,134 square miles. Most of it lies in the desolate plain
of the THAL, but the Kachhi or strip of riverain land along the Indus is
of great fertility. The population in 1901 was 125,803, compared with
II9,i19 in 1891. The tahsil contains the town of BHAKKAR (popula-
tion, 5,312), the head-quarters, and 196 villages. The land revenue
and cesses amounted in 1903-4 to 17 lakhs. Places of interest in
the tahsil are MANKERA and Muhammad Rajan, at the latter of
which is the shrine of Pir Muhammad Rājan, who died there on