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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 149 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JAMKHANDI, a native state of India, in the Deccan division of Bombay, ranking as one of the southern Mahratta Jagirs. Area, 524 sq. m. Pop. (Igor), 105,357; estimated revenue, 37,000; tribute, £1300. The chief is a Brahman of the Patwardhan family. Cotton, wheat and millet are produced, and cotton and silk cloth are manufactured, though not exported. The town of JAMKHANDI, the capital, is situated 68 m. E. of Kolhapur. Pop. (Igor), 13,029.
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ROBERT JAMIESON (c. 1780-1844)

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hi my name is Girish Desai.I would like to add some more information.i lived in this place for more than 10 years. this is one of the nice places to live. maharaja patwardhan has built a beautiful palace on the hill. The town ship is built on hill the and palace is built in jaipur style and has modern amenities like modern bath tubs, wash basin, swimming pool, lift, beatifully landscaped gardens. ath tubs and wash basins are imported from england. Jamkhandi has a special place in indian history.jamkhandi state is the first state to join india, after the indipendence. now the palace and the colony is in controversy b'cause few local citizens have filed a petition. the case is in the court.they argue that they bought the palace from maharaja.
Hi Girish, I am from the same place. I would like to add more information about the palace. The palace is now partly converted to a residential school.
Hi I am also from same place. I stayed in Jamkhandi about 12 years my Name is Purushottam M Purohit Presently Iam in Jamnagar Gujarat. Working For L & T LTD
hi, my name is vijaykumar,i am from jamkhandi,this is an unfortunate that some local citizen bhought this palace.this palace is a symbol and prid of our jamkhandi,now its governments duty to take care of this historical place...........
hi vijaykumar, why you feel unfortunate of local residents buying the palace.. never put a comment like this before knowing the actual facts. its good that some local residents took over the palace rather than outsider and you must have said these words.,because of the condition of the palace is right now..but to tell you,, it was in ligitation of court for a long time..which made local residents not to put their money for Maintainance purposes.. Regards Suprit M
Hi, My dad hails from this place. We basically hail from Shoorpali village. Dad has fond memories of travelling to to Jamakhani on foot to the palace to perform pooja and he would wait for the coins(dakshina). I have visited it many a times. It's lovely...Especially the verupaksha temple ( I hope it is corrrect)I used to play as a kid there. Am right now in Mumbai with the Adiyta Birla Group. My contact mail id is Regards Madhusudan Mokashi
Hi my self is Chetan Athani and I am also belongs to Jamkhandi. i would like to inform you that palace is sell by raja and around 11 members has purchased. these are all belongs to jamkhandi. Now in this property one residency school was started and its belongs to Mr. Siddu Nyamagouda who is Ex central Govt minister. In jamkhandi another one palace is their and it located in heart of the city. i don't no its exact name. i think its name is Rama Nivas.
Hi, I am Amit Patil, my grand father stayed in Jamkhandi, I am in Pune now. Can anybody give information about State Executive Engineer during Raja Saheb Shrimant Shankarrao ParashuramBhau Patwardhan? who built Palace, water supply scheme & power house? Please share information.
Hi, Myself Amit Patil, my grand father was in Jamkhandi. Can anybody give me information about, who was Chief Executive Engineer during Shrimant Shankarrao Patwardhan,s tenure? Under whose supervision Royal Palace, Power House & water supply was built. Please give information.
hi, i saw the palace during my this visit to Jamkhandi, I was totally amazed to see the place.At present, it is totally well maintained. The school, the garden, is all extremely beautiful. Few years ago, there were dirty drawings on the wall. I never expected it ot be so beautiful these days. hats off to all those who put in so much of effort.Please keep up the job. I think pubic should also cope up.
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