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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 23, p. 130.


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z3o SÜL~KEI~E
gorge on a stream called thc; Haridrā or I3aridrāvati, which runs into
the Tungabhadra at Harihar: The tank or here is said to have been
constructed in thé eleventh or twelfth century by a side or dancing=girl,
whence its name. She was a king's daughter, and having formed
a connexion with some divinity, built as an act of expiation the tank,
which, however, submerged the city of her father, and she was cursed
by him. The channels from the tank supply hutrdreds of acres
planted with sugar-cane.
Sulkea.-Suburb of Howrah city in Howrah District, Bengal.
.See SALKHIA.
Sultltnfi,bâd.-Tâluk in Karimnagar District, Hyderābād State,
with an ārea of z8q square miles. I'he population in I9oI, including
jâgirs, was I3I,6z4, compared with r3o,548 in î89I. 1'he number
of villages is I46, of which 4I are jâgir, Sultānābād (population, 1,339)
being the head-quarters. The land revenue in Igol was r•9 lakhs.
Rice is largely raised by tank-irrigation.
Sultânganj.-Village in t:he head-quarters subdivision of Bhâgalpur
District, Bengal, situated in z5° I5' N. and 86° 45' E., close to the
Ganges and near the East Indian Railway. Population (r9ol), 4,4IO.
Sult~nganj is conspicuous for two great rocks of granite, one of which
nn the river bank is crowned by a Musalmān mosque. The second
and larger one is occupied by a temple of Ghaibnāth Siva, and is a
place of great holiness in the eyes of Hindus, few persons of position
passing the place without making offerings to the idol. The river here
impinges on a stone cliff, which is believed to be the scene of the loves
of the river nymph and the god Siva. Close to the railway station are
an ancient sti~pa and extensive remains of a Buddhist monastery, where
a number of figures have been exhumed. The town, which is served
by rail and river, is a flourishing mart.
[Arthaeologital Survey Reports, vol. xv, pp. z4-3I.~
Sultânpur District.-District in the Fyzābād Division of the
United Provinces, lying between z5° 59' and z6° 4ô N. and 8I° 3z'
and 8z° 4z' E., with an area of r,gl3 square miles. It is bounded on
the north by Barā Banki and Fyzābād; on the east by Azamgarh and
Jaunpur ; on the south by Jaunpur and I'artābgarh ; and on the west
by Rāe Bareli and Bāra Banki. With the exception of a gradual and
scarcely perceptible slope from north-west to south-east, the surface
of the country is generally level, being broken only
Physical by ravines in the neighbourhood of the rivers by
aspects.
which its drainage is effected. The scenery is of
a varied character. Many spots along the GUmtY are exceedingly
pretty; but for the most part the country on both banks of that river
is a dreāry, bleak, and ravine-cut tract, occasionally relieved by mango
groves. 1'he centre of the District consists of highly cultivated and
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