Dharmsala

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Dharmsala
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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 32.222°N 76.3172°E
Altitude: 1,457 m (4,780 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Dharamsala
State/Province: Himachal Pradesh
Country: India
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Dharmsala was the headquarters of Kangra District in the Jullundur Division of Punjab Province during the British period. It was a hill station and sanatorium.

Spelling variants

Modern name: Dharamsala
Variants: Dharmsala/Dharmasala/Dharamshala/Dhamsala/Dhurrumsala

1905 earthquake

  • 1905 Kangra earthquake Wikipedia. Most buildings in the towns of Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala were destroyed.
  • Dharmsala, page 14, Photographs of Dharmsala, rear of book, computer page n453 Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India Volume XXXVIII The Kangra Earthquake of 4th April 1905 by CS Middlemiss, Superintendent, Geological Survey of India 1910, reprinted 1981 Archive.org
  • See also 1905 Kangra earthquake

External links

Photograph: Dhurmsala; Lord Elgin's Grave by Samuel Bourne 1864. Both from an Album of Indian Views at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Historical books online

  • Punjab District Gazetteers Volume XA Kangra District Part A 1904 contains no index, but there is a section on Dharmsala commencing computer page 259 (printed page 250) Archive.org, mirror from Digital Library of India.