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(mɛrˈwɑr ə)

a former province in NW India. 2400 sq. mi. (6216 sq. km).
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The British conquered western India during the first two decades of the nineteenth century, establishing direct rule in most of western Maharashtra, the core regions of Gujarat and the enclave of Ajmer-Merwara in Rajasthan.
For example, during a drought in Ajmer-Merwara in Rajasthan in 1848-9 the Baniyas were said to have provided food for-their clients at considerable expense to themselves.
But a certain amount of food was daily distributed by many of the well-to-do merchants".(45) In the famine of 1891-2 in Ajmer-Merwara, the Baniyas of Nayanagar organized the distribution of cooked food to the hungry, paid for from a charitable fund raised by taxing each transaction in the bazaar at the rate of one pice per rupee.