I am very glad to bring out the E-book edition (CD version) of the Thane 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.

Thane District Gazetteer was published in 1982. 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. I am sure, Scholars and studious persons across the world will find this CD immensely beneficial.

I am thankful to the Honorable 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) and Government of Maharashtra for being constant source of inspiration.

Place : Mumbai
Date :

Dr. Arunchandra S. Pathak
Executive Editor and Secretary