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a military force was sent into the hills in 1874-5, which attained the
desired object of liberating the prisoners who survived. Since that date
the tribe: has given little trouble, and though individuals have occasion-
ally been carried off from the plains, their release has been effected
Daffapur (Daphlapur).-Petty State in the Political Agency of
Bijapur, Bombay. See BIJAPUR AGENCY.
Dagshai.-Hill cantonment in Simla District, Punjab, situated in
30° 53′ N. and 77° 4′ E., overlooking the cart-road from Kalka to
Simla, and 40-4 miles from the latter station. The land was given in
1847 by the Maharaja of Patiala. Dagshai is the head-quarters of
a British infantry regiment, and a detachment of British infantry from
the Ambala garrison is quartered there during the summer months.
Population (March, 1901), 2,159.
Dahanu Taluka.-Northernmost taluka of Thana District, Bom-
bay, lying between 19° 49′ and 20° 22′ N. and 72° 39′ and 73° 9′ E.,
with an. area of 644 square miles, including the petty subdivision
(petha) of Umbargaon. The population in 19oi was 129,815, compared
with 134,395 in 18gi. The density, 202 persons per square mile, is
slightly less than the District average. There are 212 villages but no
town, L)ahanu being the head-quarters. Land revenue and cesses
amounted in 1903-4 to 1•9 lakhs. The taluka has a picturesque aspect,
most of the interior being occupied by forest-clad hills in small
detached ranges of varying height. Towards the coast are broad flats,
hardly above sea-level, and seamed by tidal creeks. The climate of
the interior is unhealthy, and though that of the coast is generally
pleasant and equable, after the rains it becomes malarious.
Dahanu Town.-Seaport in the taluka of the same name in Thana
District, Bombay, situated in 19° 58′ N. and 72° 43′ E., 78 miles from
Bombay and 2 miles from Dahanu Road station on the Bombay,
Baroda, and Central India Railway. Population (1901), 4,573.
Dahanuka is named in the cave-inscriptions of Nasik (A. D. I00).
It was held by the Portuguese, and is mentioned in their annals as
celebrated for its image of Nossa Senhora des Augustas, which had
wrought many miracles. There is a small fort on the north bank of
the Dahanu river or creek. A large quantity of wood passes through
this port from the Savta hanaar, 6 miles up the river. The town
contains a Sub-Judge's court, and two schools for boys with 358 pupils
and one for girls with 6o.
Dahar Lake.-A picturesque sheet of water near Sandi in the
I4ardoi District of Oudh, with fine mango groves on its banks and
lotus-leaves floating on its waters, situated in 27° 19′ N. and 70° 58′ E.
It is about two miles long and three-quarters of a mile wide. Fish
abound in _it, and in the cold season water-fowl are plentiful. : The