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MAIDAN, an Indian term for any open plain. The Maidan is the name of the park in Calcutta, surrounding Fort William, where society people drive in the afternoon. The name is also applied to one of the valleys in the Afridi country of Tirah, and to the plateau portion of the state of Mysore.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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