Mar: धुळे dhuḷē

‘Dust’  -City/District  Maharashtra

From Mar:  dhuḷē/dhūḷa, ‘dust’ Skt: dhūli

In a region famous for its summer dust-storms it is tempting to reach for the obvious answer; particularly as there are no clear historical or topographical alternatives.

Until the early 19thC Dhule was a small village of little importance; so small that it had to be re-populated after the 1803 famine after which the only way was up.

Dhule District is a front runner in solar and wind power generation and has one of Asia’s largest wind energy  projects, putting those summer dust storms to good use.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Maharashtra place names.

 

Wind Turbines, Dhule       Dmandar21