from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In British India, a, subdivision of a zillah or district.
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In 1824 upwards of thirty children were devoured by wolves in one pergunnah alone.
After some search, however, they discovered him, and bound and took him off, with handcuffs, and an iron collar round his neck, to the Kurseea jungle, in the Hydergur pergunnah.
Poknapoor is in the estate of Etowa, which forms part of the pergunnah of Peepareea, to which Bahadur Sing, the person above described, lays claim.
The Rajah, Syud Ashruf Allee Khan, of Mahomdee, claims a kind of suzerainty over all the district, and over this pergunnah of
a few villages round his residence at Pursur; but the pergunnah is under the management of a Government officer, under the Amil of