434 villages, but no town. The demand for land revenue in .1 j03-4
was Rs. 3,5l,ooo, and for cesses Rs. 57,6oo. The density of popula
tion, 658 persons per square mile, is slightly above the District average. -
Part of the northern boundary is formed by the Gumti,.which then
crosses the tahsil, and occasionally causes heavy floods. The banks of
this river, and of its small tributary the Kandu, are cut up by ravines
but a short distance away the soil becomes more fertile. In 1103-4 ,
the area under cultivation was 2311 square miles, of which.96 were irri-
gated. Wells are the most important source of supply.
Mush. Khe1.-Tahsil of the Musa Khel-Barkhan subdivision, in
the north-eastern corner of Loralai District, Baluchistan, situated
between 30° 117' and 311° 28' N. and 69° 28' and 70° 15' E. Its area
is 2',213 square miles, and population (19011) 15,537; the land revenue
in 7903-4 amounted to RS. 24,ooo. The head-quarters station is Musa
Khel Bazar; the only other place worth mention is Drug (popu)ation,
586). Fifty-four'other villages are shown on the revenue rolls, but they
seldom contain any permanent houses. Cultivation is. in' its infancy,
and cattle-grazing is'the -chief occupation, the pasture grounds around
Khajuri affording much fodder.
Musa. Khel-BErkhl.n.=Subdivision of Loralai District, Baluchistan,
comprising the two tahsils- bearing the same names.
Musi.-River of Hyderabad State, rising in the Anantagiri hills in
the Paildr tihik of the AtrAf-i-balda District. It flows almost due` east
for a distance of 11112 miles, when it receives the Aler on the left, near
Chittur, and thence flows in a south-easterly direction until it falls into
the Kistna, after a total course of about 15o miles. Several channels
have been made at different parts of the course of this river,' which
act as feeders for large' tanks or supply direct irrigation. The city of
Hyderabad stands on its right bank.
Musiri Subdivision.-Subdivision of Trichinopoly District, Madras,
consisting of the MUSIRI and KULITTALAI taluks.
Musiri Taluk.-Tdluk in Trichinopoly District, Madras, lying be-
tween"ro° 54' and 11 i° 23' N. and' 78° ro' and 78° 52' E., with an area of
762 square miles. The population rose front 28'2,6i9 in r89r to 294,383'
in 119oi. The Aiiluk contains one town, TURAIYVR (population, rz,870),
and 1156 villages. The demand for land revenue-and cesses in r9o3-4
`amounted to Rs. 5;oz,ooo. The tdluk is bounded on the south by the
Cauvery river. The Pachaimalai Hills occupy the- northern part, algid
the Kollaimalais, which lie entirely.within Salem -District, form the
boundary at the north-west corner. South=west of the ' Kollaimalais
is a detached hill, the Talamalai, which is a prominent object in the
landscape, and commands a fine view. An attempt was once made to
make it a hot-season residence for the Collectors of Trichinopoly..
There is another small hill (Tiruvengimalai) about .3 miles, to, the west