1800: History of Ranchi (Part-II)

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In 1842 the headquarters of Principal Assistant was transferred to Ranchi from Lohardaga and in 1843 the post of Deputy Commissioner was created.
Thus in the first half of 19th century, the story of journey of little hamlet of Kishanpur towards becoming the now thriving city of Ranchi started to take shape.
In its initial days Ranchi was primarily established as an administrative and military station for the British. At the later date the stories about its salubrious climate reached the top echelons of the ruling class; who rightfully decided to recast it as a summer health resort and later it also earned reputation as a summer capital. 
The heavy bureaucratic machinery stated to churn. Slowly but surely the administrative office buildings and quarters for officers and lower employees were built and the local Courts too were opened. Even at that time the tribes living near the court area had to be evacuated to Karamtoli and thus started the process of tribal land alienation that continues to this date.

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