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Excerpt from The Mahi Kantha Directory, Vol. 1The need of a Directory for the Mahi Kantha Agency has been felt for a long time by Agency Officers, Chiefs and Talukdars and the public, there being no book whereby one could acquaint himself with theMoreExcerpt from The Mahi Kantha Directory, Vol. 1The need of a Directory for the Mahi Kantha Agency has been felt for a long time by Agency Officers, Chiefs and Talukdars and the public, there being no book whereby one could acquaint himself with the local Circulars, Standing Orders, the constitution of the Agency and the Thanas, etc. Very little is known about the Mahi Kantha by the outside public. There is a Mahi Kantha Directory published in Vernacular, but it is out of date and contains only local Circulars and Orders with some history which is inaccurate.2. Colonel G. E. Hyde-Cates, then Political Agent, Mahi Kantha, being convinced of the importance of such a book requested the compiler of the Palanpur Agency Directory to undertake the work in 1911 and the compiler has now the pleasure to put before the public the result of his ten years labour - the First Volume of the Mahi Kantha Directory. The compiler did not find this work as easy as the Palanpur Directory as he has never served in that Agency and so had to pay frequent visits to Sadra and devote much of his time in the Hazur Record Office. When at Sadra he found that the records of certain period were kept in the Baroda Residency and so on his request the most important files of that Residency were put at his disposal. The compiler is much indebted to the Resident, Baroda, for giving every facility in his work. In the preliminary stage he was greatly assisted by his friend Mr. Vinayak Ganesh Gadkari, retired Deputy Political Agent, Mahi Kantha.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.