(Revised edition of Volume X of original
Gazetteer of the
Bombay Presidency relating to Ratnagiri and Sawantwadi)
am very glad to bring out the e-Book Edition (CD version) of the
Ratnagiri 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.
Ratnagiri District Gazetteer was published in 1962. 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.
The present Sindhudurg District was formerly the part of
Ratnagiri district. Therefore, this e-Book also contains
photographs related to Sindhudurg district.
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