I am very glad to bring out the e-Book Edition (CD
version) of the Satara 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.
Satara District Gazetteer was published in 1963. 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