r 3o SATHALLI
It is of interest as the centre of a Christian- agricultural community,
which had its origin in the labours of the well-known Abbe Dubois.
There is: a group of twelve villages, almost entirely inhabited by
Christians, who follow their original customs in all matters not con-
cerned with religion.
SELthamba.-Petty State in MAHI KANTHA, Bombay.
Sr,tkhira Subdivision.-Western subdivision of Khulna District,
Bengal, lying between 2,° 38' and 22° 57' N. and 88° 54' and 89° 23' E.,
with an area of 749 square miles. The northern part of the subdivision
resembles in its general physical characteristics the adjoining thiMas of
Jessore; the drainage is bad and there are numerous swamps. The
southern portion includes a large area in the Sundarbans, where there
is much fertile land awaiting reclamation. . The population in ,9orwas
488,2,7, compared with 495,6oo in x891, the density being 652 persons
per square mile. It contains two towns, SATKHIRA (population, 8,356),
the head-quarters, and DEBHITA (5,454); and 1,467 villages. ISWARI
ruR was the old capital of Raja Pratapaditya. Debhata and KnIJGANJ
are trading centres.
Satkhira Town.-Head-quarters of the subdivision of the same
name in Khulna District, Bengal, situated in 22° 43' N. and 89° 5' E.;,
on a khal or channel connected with the Ichamati river. Population
(1901), 8,356. Satkhira was constituted a municipality in 1869. The
income during the decade ending 1901-2 averaged Rs. 4,6oo, and
the expenditure Rs. 4,500. In 1903-4 the income was Rs. 7,500,
mainly from a tax on persons (or property tax) ; and the expenditure
was Rs. 6,5oo. The town contains the usual public offices, a sub-jail
with accommodation for r2 prisoners, as well as many Hindu temples.
Satlasna.-Petty State in MAH! KXNTHA, Bombay.
SAtma1a.--Range of hills in Bombay, Berar, and the Hyderabad
State, which also bears the names of the AJANTA, Chandor, and
Indhyadri hills, and Saliyadriparbat.
SatnA (or Raghurajnagar).--Town in the Rewah State, Central India,
situated in 24° 34' N. and 80° 5o' E., on the Jubbulpore-Allahabad ,
section of the East Indian Railway. Population (1901), 7,471. SatnA
is the.head-quarters of the Political Agent in Baghelkhand and of the
Raghurajnagar tahhsil of Rewah. It is a place of considerable com-
mercial importance and the principal centre of trade in the State, the
value of exports and imports passing through the town being about
4 lakhs a year. The principal exports are wheat, rice, linseed, and ghi ;
and the imports, kerosene oil, cotton, cloth, and sugar. ` The town is
clean and well built, with many good houses. To the west and across
the railway lie the-Agency limits, containing the residence of the
Political Agent, offices, and other buildings. Satna was selected as
the head-quarters in 1872, before which date the Political officer lived