I am very glad to bring out the e-Book Edition (CD
version) of the Kolhapur District Gazetteer published by the
Gazetteers Department. This CD version is a part of a scheme of
preparing compact discs of earlier published District Gazetteers.
Kolhapur District Gazetteer was published in 1960.
It contains authentic and useful information on several aspects of
the district and is considered to be of great value to
administrators, scholars and general readers. The copies of this
edition are now out of stock. Considering its utility, therefore,
need was felt to preserve this treasure of knowledge. In this age of
modernization, information and technology have become key words. To
keep pace with the changing need of hour, I have decided to bring
out CD version of this edition with little statistical supplementary
and some photographs. It is also made available on the website of
the state government www.maharashtra.gov.in. I am sure, scholars and
studious persons across the world will find this CD immensely
I am thankful to the Honourable Minister, Shri.
Ashokrao Chavan (Industries and Mines, Cultural Affairs and
Protocol), and the Minister of State, Shri. Rana Jagjitsinh Patil
(Agriculture, Industries and Cultural Affairs), Shri. Bhushan
Gagrani (Secretary, Cultural Affairs), Government of Maharashtra for
being constant source of inspiration.
Dr. Arunchandra S. Pathak
Date :25th December, 2006
Executive Editor and