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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 355 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BANSDA, a native state in the south Gujarat division of Bombay, India, belonging to the Surat agency. Area, 215 sq. m. Pop. (1901) 40,382, showing a decrease of 2 % in the decade; estimated revenue £19,508. Its chief is a rajput. About half the total area of the state is cultivable, but the bulk is forested.
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This information was correct about 60 years ago, but after India's independence from British rule, the former Bansda State is now just a small town place in the BULSAR (VALSAD) district of Gujarat State in Western India. The town has lost it's glory with the time after the former state was dissolved in the Indian Union and the ex-ruler left the town for a better life elsewhere. There are still few buildings and ruins standing around the town reminding us about the glorious past this town may have seen. -K.Pawar
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