Salsette, an island N. of Bombay, British India, with which it is connected by a bridge and a causeway. Area, 240 square miles; pop. 111,000. Chief town, Thana. Nearly 100 caves and cave-temples exist at Kanhari or Keneri, in the middle of the island, 5 miles W. of Thana. They are excavated in the face of a single hill, and contain elaborate carvings, chiefly representations of Buddha.

Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.