VOLUME I : 1986
VOLUME II : 1987

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

Greater Bombay District Gazetteer was published in 1986-1987 in three volumes. 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 that comprises of all the three volumes, with little statistical supplementary and some photographs, I am sure, scholars and studious persons across the world will find this CD immensely beneficial.

I are 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. Bhaushan Gagrani, (Secretary, Cultural Affairs) and Government of Maharashtra for being constant source of inspiration.

Place, Mumbai

Dr. Arunchandra S. Pathak

Executive Editor and Secretary
January 2007