This is the thirty-seventh in series of revised Gazetteers of the district of Uttar Pradesh which are being published under a scheme jointly sponsored and financed by the Union and the State Governments. The first official document relating to the area covered by the Gorakhpur district was E.B. Alexander's Statistical, Descriptive and Historical Account of the North-Western Provinces-Gorakhpur District Published in 1881 after which came The Monumental Antiquities and Inscriptions in the North-Western Provinces of Oudh, (Allahabad 1891) by A. Fuhrer. In 1905 an account of the district appeared in the Imperial Gazetteer of India and in 1909 was published H.R. Nevill's Gorakhpur: A Gazetteer which was supplemented by volumes B,C and D in 1921, 1925 and 1935 respectively. The different sources utilized in the preparation of the present gazetteer have been indicated in the bibliography which appears at the end of the book.
I should like to place on record my thanks to the Chairman and members of the State Advisory Board, to Dr. P.N. Chopra, Editor, Indian Gazetteers, Central Gazetteers unit, Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, Government of india, New Delhi, and all those officials and non-officials who have helped in the bringing out of this Gazetteer.
April 25, 1978