Gazetter of the Attock District 1930
COMPILED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE PUNJAB GOVERNMENT
The first edition of the Gazetteer was written in 1906 and published in 1907, at a time when the four tahsils, which had been cut off from Jhelum and Rawalpindi to form a new district, had hardly found themselves as an entity. This is reflected in the general arrangement followed by my predecessor, who described the tahsils from Tallagang upwards instead of, as now, from Attock downwards. I have had to alter the order of description in parts: and I have also taken out from the '' Historical" Section and transferred to -the " Places of Interest " material which in the Gazetteer as re-arranged falls more appropriately there. Otherwise I have retained as much as I could of the original, in the hope that the development of the district may be the more clearly depicted. The new Gazetteer contains three teatures which will be of more than local interest. The first is the note on the " Pindigheb Find, an epoch making discovery of Lieutenant Todd, R.I.M., to whom my readers and I are greatly indebted for his clear note on the great discovery made by him during a recruiting .The next, is tho account of the early history of the Chhachh, which I owe to the kindness of Sir John Marshall, Sir Aurel Stein, and Rai Bahadur Daya Ram Sahni, a kindness I most gratefully acknowledge. Lastly is the note on oil production for which I have to thank the Attock Oil Company. Finally, I would express my acknowledgments to the Sardars and people of the district, among whom and with whom and for whom it has been an inspiration to work in the beautiful country which is their home.