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Lugasi.-Petty sanad State in Central India, under the Bundel-
khand Agency, with an area of about 47 square miles. It lies between
the Hamirpur District of the United Provinces and the States of
Chhatarpur and Charkhari. Population (1901), 6,285, The chief is
a Bundela Rajput, and . the original grant was made to Diwan Sallrn
Singh, an adopted son of Hirde Sah, son of Chhatarsal of Parma.
When the British became paramount in the early years of the nine-
teenth century, Diwan Dhiraj Singh, son of Salim Singh, was in pos-
session of seven villages, which were confirmed to him by a sanad
granted in i.8o8, he on his part executing the usual deed of allegiance.
In 1814 Dhiraj Singh, who was in ill-health, abdicated in favour of
his second son, Sardar Singh, as the eldest son, Padam Singh; had
revolted, and had only submitted on the arrival of a British force.
In 1857 Sardar Singh's territories were laid waste by the mutineers
on account of his fidelity to the British Government. For his loyalty
at that time he was rewarded in 1860 with a jdgir of four, villages,
yielding an income of RS. 2,ooo a year, the title of Rao Bahadur,
and a khilat worth Rs. 1o,ooo. The present chief, Diwan Chhatrapati
Singh, succeeded in 1902, and is being educated at the Daly College,
Indore,, the State being under superintendence. The State consists
of 17 villages, and has a cultivated area of 9 square miles and a revenue
of Rs. 2o,ooo. The chief town, Lugasi, is situated in 25° 51 N. and
75' 35" E., 8 miles from Nowgong on the Nowgong-Bands road. Popu-
lation (19or), 1,786.
Lugu.-Detached hill south of the central plateau of Hazaribagh
District, Bengal, situated in 23° 47' N. and 85° 42' E., in the head-
quarters subdivision. The northern face has a bold scarp 2,200 feet
in _height; and the highest point is 3,203 feet above the sea.
Luhit.-A name which is sometimes applied to the BRAHMAPUTRA
in part of its course through Assam, and more particularly to the
channel which separates the Majuli island from Lakhimpur District.
Lumding.-Railway junction in Nowgong District, Eastern Bengal
and Assam, situated in 25' 45' N. and 93° 11' E., where the Assam
Valley branch of the Assam-Bengal Railway meets the hill section
which .connects the Brahmaputra Valley with Chittagong. Prior to
the opening of the railway, the place was buried in dense tree jungle;
but a considerable area of land has now been cleared, and the railway
head-quarters of the Assam branch have been moved to this spot. The
line on either side of Lumding passes through miles of almost unin-
habited country, so that there is at present little local trade.
Lunavada State (or Lunawara).-State in the Political Agency
of Rewa Kantha, Bombay, lying between 22° 5o' and 23° 16' N.
and 73° 21' and 73° 47' E,, with an area of 388 square miles, It
is bounded on the north ;by the Rajputana State of Dungaipur; on