administration is conducted by one of his relatives, who has full
powers, except that sentences of death-require confirmation by the
Superintendent, Hill States, Simla.
Dhaka.-Division, District, subdivision, and city in Eastern Bengal
and Assam. See DACCA.
Dhakadakshin-Village in the North Sylhet subdivision of Sylhet
District, Eastern Bengal and Assam, situated in 24° 48′ N. and 90° 1′ E.
The father of the Vaishnavite reformer, Chaitanya, was settled here, and
in the neighbourhood a shrine to the memory of Chaitanya is visited
by pilgrims from all parts of the District and even from Bengal.
Dhaleswari.--River of Assam which rises in the Lushai Hills,
where it is known by the name of Klangdong, and, after flowing north
for i8o miles, falls into the Barak at Siyaltek in Cachar District.
Changsil, one of the earliest British outposts in the Lushai Hills, is
situated near its right bank ; and the river is still used as a trade route
as far as Sairang, a few miles from lkijal, the head-quarters of the
Lushai Hills. At Pollychara the Dhaleswari enters Cachar District,
and from this point flows through the fertile Hailakandi valley. During
the rains small feeder steamers proceed up the river as far as Kukichara
twice a week, and in the dry season their place is taken by country
boats. The river passes by numerous tea gardens and bazars, the most
important mart being Siyaltek. The banks are steep and high, and the
channel deep ; but the river is liable to sudden freshes, which occasion-
ally do some damage to villages in the neighbourhood, and small
embankments have been erected on two or three gardens to prevent
the spill water from injuring the tea gardens. The Dhaleswari used
formerly to run along the west side of the valley and fall into the Barak
near Badarpur ; but one of the Kachari Rajas is said to have diverted
its course close to Rangpur, and this new channel is known as the
Katakhal. The old channel is now completely cut off from the upper
waters of the Dhaleswari by an embankment, but the bed still contains
a good deal of water, and between June and September boats of 4 tons
burden can proceed above Hailakandi as far as Ainakhal.
Dhalkisor.-River of Bengal. See RuPIVAR,4YAN.
Dhami.-One of the Simla Hill States, Punjab, lying between
31° 7′ and 31° 13′ N. and 77° 3′ and 77° 11′ E., 16 miles west of
Simla, with an area of 26 square miles. Population (1901, 4,505.
When India was invaded by Muhammad of Ghor in the twelfth
century, the founder of this State fled from Rajpura in Ambala Dis-
trict and conquered its territory. Formerly a feudatory of Bilaspur,
it became independent on the expulsion of the Gurkhas in 1815. The
present chief, Rana Hira Singh, succeeded in 1895. The State has
a revenue of Rs. 15,000, out of which Rs. 720 is paid as tribute, half
the tribute having been remitted for the life of the present Rana.