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What is the meaning of Square and Triangle boxes in Census Enumeration lists?

A square means a pucca house. A triangle means a kuccha house as follows. This time, the census enumerators went from house to house to collect data about each household and were asked to obtain the signature or thumb impression (in the case of illiterate respondents) of the head of the household on the census […]

When was first Census conducted in India?

The earliest references of Census in India can be traced back to the Mauryan period in Kautilaya’s ‘Arthashastra’ (321-296 BC) and later during the Mughal period in the writings of Abul Fazl (1595-96) in the ‘Ain-e-Akbari’.  Census, in its present scientific form was conducted non-synchronously between 1865 and 1872 in different parts of the country. […]