Previous Page [Digital South Asia Library] Next Page

Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 16, p. 159.

Graphics file for this page
into the Thal and the Kacchi, the former `a high sandy tract to the
`'east and the latter a low-lying strip of country'along the Indus.
Leiah Town.-Head-quarters of the tahsil of the same name in
Mianwali District, Punjab, situated in 30 58' N. and 70 56' E., on
the high bank of the Indus, east of the river. Population'(19or},
7,546. Founded by Kamal Khan, a Mirani Baloch nd a descendant
of the founder of Dera Ghazi Khan, about 1550, the town was taken
about 16io from the Mirani rulers by the Jaskani Balochs, who held it
till 1787. After that year Abdun Nabi Sarai was appointed governor
by Timur Shah Durrani,, but three years later it was included' in the
governorship of Muhammad Khan Sadozai; who transferred his seat of
government to MANKERA. In 1794 Humayitn Shah, the rival claimant
to the throne of Kabul, was captured near Leiah and brought into the
town, where his eyes were put out by order of Zaman .Shah. Under
the Sikh government the town once more became the centre of
administration for the neighbouring tract, and on the British - occupa-
tion in 1849 it was for a time the head-quarters of a.District. In
n 186 t, however, the -District was broken up, and Leiah became a part of
Dera Ismail Khan, but in 1q.or was transferred to the new District
of Mianwali. The, municipality was created in x875. The income
during the ten years ending 1902-3 averaged Rs.9,9oo,'and the expen-
diture Rs. io,loo. In 1903-4 the income was Rs. ro,ooo, chiefly
'derived from octroi; and the expenditure was Rs. 1o,6oo. The chief
industry 'of Leiah is the manufacture of blankets. The town con-
tains' a dispensary and a municipal Anglo-vernacular middle school.
Leiktho.-Karen township of Tqungoo District, -Lower Burma,
lying between 18-53' and 19 29' N. and 96 22' and 97 2' E.; with
an area of 1,oo6 square miles. It is mountainous throughout, and well
watered, the greater part of the cultivation being taungya (shifting).
The population was 1o,6r6 in 189r,. and 28,6;75 in .19o1 (mostly Karen
Christians), distributed in 181 villages, Leiktho (population, 275) being
the head-quarters. Only i;1oo acres were cultivated (apart. frorn- taun-
...,gyas) in 1903-4, and the land revenue was Rs:,z,ooo.
Lemyethna Township:-T9wnship of Henzada District; Lower
Burma, lying between 17 24' and 170 47' N. and' 94 54'- and
95' 18' E., with an area of 438 square miles. The greater part lies
between the Arakan Yoma and the Ngawiin river, and is quite unpro-
tected from the rise of the river during the rains. The smaller
portion, east of the Ngawun, is protected by embankments. The
population increased from 57,:049 in 1891 to 60,314 in 1901, almost
entirely Burmans, Karens numbering only 3,ooo. There are 354 vil-
lagesand orre town, LEMYETHNA (population, 5,813), the head-
quarters. The area cultivated, in 1903-4 was 89 square miles, paying
R's- '1,33,000 land revenue. .
Previous Page To Table of Contents Next Page

Back to Imperial Gazetteer of India | Back to the DSAL Page

This page was last generated on Monday 18 February 2013 at 16:20 by
The URL of this page is: