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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 14, p. 275.


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KARA DISTRICT 275
(23° 26′ N. and 79° 48′ E.). It mns a little north of east for more
than 300 miles to Sasaram in Bihar (24° 57′ N. and 84° 2′ E). The
ange, after conversing the north of Jubbulpore District and the south
east of Maihar State, turns to the east and runs through Rewah
territory, separating the valleys of the' Son and Tons rivers, and coon
times into Mir Apur District of the United Provinces and ShahAbEd of
Bengal. Its m width is 5, miles. In the Central Provinces
the appea e of the range i very distinctive. The onk formation is
metamorplain and the strata have been upheaved into an almost vertical
position, giving the range the appearance of a sharp ridge. In places
the range almost disappears, being marked only by a low rocky chain,
and in this portion it never rises more than a few hundred feet above
the plain. The range enters Central India at Jukehi in Maihar State
(23° 29′ N. and 80° 27′ E.), and runs for r5, miles in a north-easterly
direction, forming the northern wall of the Son valley and overhanging
the ri a n long bold scarp of sandstone rock, from which near
Govindgarha branch turns off to the north-west. The ,,go here
attains an elevation of a little over s,ooo feet. In Mirzipurrthe height
of the range decreases in the centre, to rise again to o o feet at
the rock of Bijaigarh with its Indent fort. Interesting elics of pre-
historic man have been found in the caves and rock-shelters of the hills
here, in the Iorns of rude drawings and stone implements. In ShAhAbad
District the summit of the hills consists of a series of saucer-shaped
valleys, each a few miles n diameter, containing a deposit of rich
vegetable mould in the centre and producing the finest crops. The
general height of the plateau is here r,soo feet above sea-level. The
sides e precipitous,. hot there a eeral passes of which a
practicable for beasts of burden. The mined fort of Rolexes is situated
n these hills. The rocks throngbout consist principally of sandstone,
and shale,.
Kain.--River in Bundelkhand. See KEN.
Kaintira.-Village in Athmallik, one of the Orissu Tributary States,
Bengal, situated in 20° 43′ N. End 84° 32′ E., on the north bank of the
Mahanadi. Population (,go,), 456). Krimim is the principal village
1n the State and contains the residence of the chief.
Kaira Distrct (Kheda).-District in the Northern Diviskm of the
Bombay Pmsidency, lying between 22° 14′ and 23° 7′ N. and 72° 30′
and 73° 23′ E., with an area of 1,595 square miles. It is bounded on
the north by Ahmadkbad District, Mehl KAntha, and the small State
of BAIA.slnor in the Rewa Kiintha Agency; on the west by Ahmadab5d
District and the State of Cambay; on the south and east. by the
er Mahl and the Gaikwar's territory (Baroda). The breadth of the
District varies from 15 to 40 miles.
Excepting a small corner of hilly ground near its northern boundary,
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