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history of konkanHistory of the Konkan

This is not a botany book; rather a book on the history of the Konkan coast


Alexander Kyd Nairne

Printed at the Government Central Press, Bombay, India.



Alexander Kyd Nairne was a British botanist and naturalist.

The Konkan is now held to include all the land which lies between the Western Gháts and the Indian Ocean, from the latitude of Daman on the north to that of Terekhol, on the Goa frontier, on the south. This tract is about 320 miles in length, with a varying breadth of thirty to sixty miles, and is divided into the British districts of Thána Kolába and Ratnágiri, and the Native States of Jawhár Janjira and Sávantvádi.1 The Pant Sachiv of Bhor in Poona has also a group of villages below the Gháts.

The word Konkan is of Indian origin and of considerable antiquity, but its meaning as the name of a country is not obvious and has never been satisfactorily explained, although various interpretations of it have been given. The district known under the name appears to have had very different limits at different periods. The seven Konkans of Hindu mythology are mentioned in a Hindu history of Kashmir, and are said by Professor, H. H. Wilson2 to have included nearly the whole of the west coast ...

More information can be found inside the Introduction of this book.

The standard author abbreviation used to indicate this person as the author, when citing a botanical name: Nairne

1 plant species named BY Nairne and 0 plant species named AFTER Nairne.

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1 Plant species named BY Nairne

The following 1 plant species names has been described and named BY Nairne (Nairne)


Pleurogyne minor (Griseb.) Nairne, Fl. Pl. W. India 193 (1894).

0 Plant species named AFTER Nairne
Updated on the 24th of May 2020


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