pargana

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From Urdu پرگنة‎ (Hindi परगना (paragnā)), of uncertain origin.

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pargana (plural parganas)

  1. (India) An administrative unit of India, consisting of a number of villages. [from 17th c.]
    • 1924, EM Forster, A Passage to India, Penguin 2005, p. 165:
      ‘I shall advise His Highness to sanction at l;east a high school in the capital, and if possible another in each pargana.’
    • 2017, Times of India, 20 April:
      Many in the BJP, especially tribal leaders from the Santhal Pargana, blamed the crushing defeat against JMM on the CM's organisational skills.

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