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sugar factory. There is also a model experimental farm. Nadiad has
a high school With 287 pupils, and z middle schools with 142 pupils.
It also contains io vernacular schools, 8 for boys, including one con-
ducted by the Methodist Episcopal Mission, and a for girls, attended by
1,676 and 311 pupils respectively. An industrial class is attached to
the Methodist school. A Sub-Judge's court and a dispensary are
located here. The town also contains a handsome public hall and
library, known as the Dahi Lakshmi Library.
Nadigaon.-Head-quarters of a pargana of the same name in Datia
State, Central India, situated in a6° 7' N. and 79° z' E., on the east
bank of the Pahuj river, a tributary of the Sind. Population (igo1),
4443. It is a town of old foundation, which has declined in importance
of late years owing to isolation from roads and railways. The Nadigaon
pargana is held from Sindhia, a yearly payment of Rs. 9,5oo being
made to that chief through the British Government. A school and a
State post office are situated in the town. The nearest railway station
is KCmch on the Cawnpore branch of the Great Indian Peninsula
Railway, 1o miles distant by country track.
Nadiya-District and town in Bengal. See NADIA and NABADWIP.
Nadol.---Village in the Desuri district of the State of Jodhpur,
Rajputana, :situated in 25° 22' N. and 73° 27' E., about 8 miles from
Jawali station on the Rajputana-Malwa Railway. Population (1901.),
3,050. The place is of historical interest as the former seat of a power-
ful branch of the Chauhan Rajputs. Towards the end of the tenth
century, Lakhan or Lachhman Raj, a younger son of Wakpati Raj, the
Chauhan Rao of Sambhar, settled here, and his descendants ruled at
Nadol for about zoo years till defeated and driven out by Kutb-ud-din.
Subsequently the place was held by the Rands of Udaipur till about the
end of the eighteenth century, when, along with the district of Godwar,
it passed into the possession of the chiefs of jodhpur. To the west of
the village is a dilapidated old fort with square towers of primitive
design, standing on the declivity of a ridge. Inside the fort is an
extremely handsome Jain temple of Mahavira, built of light-coloured
limestone and richly carved. Of the other numerous and interesting
remains found in the vicinity of the village, the pillared temple called
Khetla-ka-sthan deserves mention as being probably the oldest, but only
eight massive columns now remain. To the east are the ruins of the
ancient Nadol, on an extensive mound thickly covered with fragmentary
pottery and burnt bricks; here are the remains of four temples and an
exquisitely carved stone loran or gateway.
[J. Tod, Rajasthan, vol. i, pp. 696-8 ; A. Cunningham, Archaeological
Survey of Northern India, Vol. xxiii, pp. 91-8.]
Naduvattam.-Village in the Ootacamund tdhik of the Nilgiri
District, Madras, situated in 1I° 29' N. and 76° 33' E,, on the edge of
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