The Simla District Gazetteer Of Year 1936

Consists of information about geographical, topographical features such as river systems, Geology, Fauna and Flora such as wild animals and plant species; demographic patterns such as births and deaths, socio-religious variations such as distinctions of caste, religion and language, major occupations in agriculture, industry and commerce; governmental administrative systems. In 1864, Shimla was declared as the summer capital of British India. Shimla is home to a number of buildings that are styled in the Tudorbethan and neo-Gothic architectures built by the British. As the summer capital, Shimla hosted many important political meetings. In 1832, Shimla saw its first political meeting: between the Governor-General Lord William Bentinck and the emissaries of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.