I am very glad to bring out the e-Book Edition
(CD version) of the Kolaba District Gazetteer published by the
Gazetteers Department. This CD version is a part of a scheme of
preparing compact discs of earlier published District
Kolaba District Gazetteer was published in
1964. 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 beneficial.
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.
Arunchandra S. Pathak
Executive Editor and Secretary