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Murshidabad named after Nawab Murshid Quli Khan, the Dewan of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa under Emperor Aurangzeb, is intimately related to events that ultimately changed the history of India.
Murshidabad, the last capital city of independent Bengal, is situated on the banks of the Ganges river.
Murshidabad is 182 kms from Calcutta and 11 kms from Baharampur, the district headquarters.
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  Murshidabad - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
MURSHIDABAD, or Moorsheedabad, a town and district of British India, in the Presidency division of Bengal.
The town of Murshidabad is on the left bank of the Bhagirathi or old sacred channel of the Ganges.
The town is still the residence of the nawab, who ranks as the first nobleman of the province with the style of nawab bahadur of Murshidabad, instead of nawab nazim of Bengal.
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 MURSHIDABAD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Murshidabad, a town resonating with history, a town of Nawabs and Dewans, a town on the edge of the battlegrounds of Plassey where the history of India changed course.
Murshidabad is a town so steeply entrenched in history that you can almost hear the tinkle of bells on the feet of dancing girls, the clink of wine glasses, the swish of houseboats sailing down the Bhagirathi, the rumble of cannons and the thumping of feet running down the ramparts of the palace.
Murshidabad is famous for brass and bell metal ware, for traditional Bengali muslin and silk weaves, brocades and Jamdanis.
www.journeymart.com /getaways/india/murshidabad   (399 words)

 Murshidabad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Murshidabad is a city in West Bengal, India as well as a district in the state.
The city of Murshidabad is located on the southern bank of the Bhagirathi, a tributary of the Ganges River.
The city of Murshidabad is one of the oldest cities of West Bengal, and has a rich heritage.
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 History of Murshidabad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Murshidabad became part of India on the basis of the final award of the Radcliffe Commission.
(1850 – 1908) of village Mahula, Murshidabad, was one of the Pioneers in India in the study of botany and zoology.
He was a historian of repute and one of the pioneers in compilation of the history of Murshidabad and Bengal.
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Murshidabad district of West Bengal is spread over an area of 5324 sq.
The river Ganges or the Padma forms the northern and the eastern boundaries of the district, separating it from Maldah and Rajshahi; while the river Jalangi divides it from Nadia at its southern boundary for a considerable distance.
Murshidabad district in West Bengal was included as a district under NSPCD in 2000-2001.
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 Murshidabad, District of Murshidabad, Package to the Historical City of Murshidabad.
The district Murshidabad got its present name in the first half 18th century and its present shape in the latter half of the 18th century.
Murshidabad has witnessed treachery and palace politics, which finally resulted in passing off of Bengal into the hands of the East India Company.
Murshidabad is famous for brass and bell metal ware, for traditional Bengali muslin and silk weaves, brocades and Jamdanis.
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Once the capital of the Bengal Nawabs, Murshidabad was an important trading town between inland India and the port of Calcutta.
About 200 km north of Calcutta, Murshidabad gives you an experience of a typical idyllic rural life of Bengal and the grandeur of Nawabi lifestyle.
Murshidabad is well connected by rail and road to Calcutta 221 kms.
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 Asia Times Online Community and News Discussion - Must Read: Worrying story from Murshidabad
Over 2.55 lakh people in Murshidabad municipality and Murshidabad Jiaganj block were covered under the pilot project, the survey throwing up the alarming possibility that some 90 per cent of the population have failed to show proof of nationality according to any one of the 20-odd criteria.
Population density in Murshidabad is around 1,100 against the state average of 902 and population in the district has grown by 23.7 per cent in the last decade.
The literacy rate is only 55 per cent and Murshidabad stands 15th among 17 districts ranked by a government-backed survey in terms of the human development index.
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 Murshidabad Travel, Murshidabad Hotels, Murshidabad Travel Agent, Murshidabad Tours, Murshidabad Travel Guide, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While its western portion is the undulating extension of the Chhota Nagpur Plateau of Bihar, its eastern region is a low-lying, fertile, alluvial silt region typical of Gangetic Bengal's deltoid topography, sharing the borders with Bangladesh.
About Murshidabad : Although the history of Murshidabad says that it was founded by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century, Xuan Zhuang the famous Chinese traveller describes Karanasubarna near Murshidabad as the first capital of ancient Bengal.
Murshidabad was also a flourishing trading town between inland India and the port of Kolkata.
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 MURSHIDABAD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Nawabs of Murshidabad represent the former ruling house of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.
British Residents at the Darbar of Bengal Nawabs at Murshidabad, 1757-1772.
A History of the Murshidabad District (Bengal) with biographies of some of its noted families.
www.4dw.net /royalark/India4/murshidabad.htm   (604 words)

 West Bengal Tourism - Heritages of Bengal - Murshidabad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A quiet town on the banks of the Bhagirathi river, Murshidabad has stood witness to events that changed the course of Indian history.
Capital during the reign of Siraj-ud-daula, the Nawab of Bengal, Murshidabad was also a flourishing trading town between inland India and the port of Kolkata.
Situated 221 km north of Kolkata, Murshidabad is connected by railway and road.
www.wbtourism.com /heritage/murshidabad.htm   (305 words)

 WB: Congress faces revolt in Murshidabad
Ahead of the Assembly elections, Opposition Congress in West Bengal is facing rebellion in its bastion Murshidabad district, where a party strongman is threatening to campaign for independents upset over the high command's move to nominate candidates against his 'advice'.
Murshidabad has been the party stronghold, with Congress bagging all the parliamentary seats there during the 2004 Lok Sabha polls, including Jangipur held by Union Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
He has demanded that Sinha's candidature from Kandi constituency in Murshidabad and also that of Mayarani Pal in Berhampur and Niyamat Sheikh at Hariharpara be withdrawn.
www.rediff.com /election/2006/apr/07pbengal.htm   (545 words)

 The Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The road from Jortala to Ghoshpara in Murshidabad is a nature lover’s delight.
Murshidabad zilla chief Siddiqa Begum, also of the Congress, said the Centre had sanctioned Rs 12 crore for NFFWP in the district and Rs 2 crore had already been given.
Murshidabad is one of the most backward districts in the state.
www.the-week.com /25may01/currentevents_article7.htm   (1146 words)

 Murshidabad starvation deaths, The Milli Gazette, India Muslim Islamic Media News : Print
AFMI'S Murshidabad appeal on Starvation Deaths in India
Muslims in India's Murshidabad district starving to death
Our team is in Murshidabad offering practical help and distributing food to the severely affected victims.
www.milligazette.com /dailyupdate/2005/murshidabad/murshidabad-starvation-deaths.htm   (316 words)

 Pictures, Photos of Murshidabad, India
Murshidabad was reputedly founded by the Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th century.
Months later, the British, led by Robert Clive, retook Calcutta and plotted with Mir Jafar, Siraj-ud-Daula's general, to overthrow and assassinate the nawab in 1757 after the battle of Plassey (now Palashi).
Murshidabad remained the capital under the British until 1790 and is still the seat of the descendants of the nawabs of Bengal.
www.shunya.net /Pictures/NorthIndia/Murshidabad/Murshidabad.htm   (164 words)

 Groundwater arsenic contamination in West Bengal
Groundwater arsenic contamination status of Murshidabad district, West Bengal-India.
Murshidabad district lies between the latitudes of 23
Arsenic contamination status in groundwater of Murshidabad district
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 [Hunger Alert] INDIA: Starvation deaths occurring in Murshidabad district, West Bengal
On a recent visit to the Murshidabad district of West Bengal, colleagues of Masum were shocked to hear reports of numerous recent starvation deaths among villagers there, about which the authorities appear to be doing nothing.
When the Sub-divisional Officer of Murshidabad, Mr Rabindranath Sarkar, was approached he admitted that there is an acute problem and shortage of food grains in different villages of this district.
Large numbers of students are dropping out of the schools, as it is almost impossible to carry on studies with an empty stomach, and they are being sent by their families to work elsewhere.
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 Murshidabad, Murshidabad Travel guide, Murshidabad Tourism Guide,Murshidabad India City Guide India Travelog
Murshidabad - Travel Murshidabad, one of the exotic city of West Bengal.
Murshidabad is an unexplored destination, the city is quite unique, as beholds the legacy of the incredible past.
Murshidabad is not another city, it is a much awaited place that needs to be explored.
www.indiatravelog.com /west-bengal/murshidabad.html   (420 words)

 Jains in Murshidabad
Murshidabad, the capital of Bengal after the demise of Mughal rule was founded by Murshid Quli Khan, the nawab of Bengal from 1704 to 1725, in the early 18th.
Several families settled in the twin town of Jiaganj and Azimganj and this became the nucleus of the Murshidabad Jain community or the Murshidabad Sangh.
BTW, in Murshidabad at least, such legends are common motifs in morality tales of bad (or undeserving or careless or thoughtless) people getting their just desserts in many different contexts.
www.cba.uiuc.edu /doogar/www/Other/Jain/murshid.html   (1877 words)

 Cong faces revolt in Murshidabad : HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ahead of the assembly elections, Opposition Congress in West Bengal is facing rebellion in its bastion Murshidabad district.
The Congress strongman and MP from Berhampore, Adhir Chowdhury, said that he would campaign for party rebels to contest as independents against its official nominees in the three seats.
If the demands were not met with, the WBPCC would have to face a full-scale revolt from within the district Congress, he warned.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/181_1668950,001302200002.htm   (308 words)

 Miniature Paintings in Bengal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1713 AD, Murshidabad was made the administrative capital of Mughal province of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa and was rapidly becoming a flourishing commercial and artistic centre.
Attracted by the wealth of the city and also due to the fact that it did not have an indigenous painter community to complete with a large number of North Indian painters thronged at Murshidabad.
During the reign of Ali Vardi Khan (1740-56 AD), a distinctive provincial style of painting developed at Murshidabad based in the Imperial tradition.
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 Khoj - Directory for murshidabad
Although the 18th century city of Murshidabad sounds very young, the site is much older and acknowledged as the first capital of ancient Bengal.
Murshidabad District Map showing District boundary, Roads, Rail Network, and District Headquarter.
Hazarduari Palace, Murshidabad This palace of the Nawabs of Bengal was built in 1837 after they had become puppets of the East India Company.
www.khoj.com /Regional_and_Local/States/West_Bengal/Murshidabad   (227 words)

 The Hindu News Update Service
Berhampore (Murshidabad), April 25 (PTI): Much to the glee of the Marxists and embarassment to the Congress High Command, a 'Congress versus Congress' battle in the assembly election is set to take place in its bastion in West Bengal -- Murshidabad district.
Adhir Chowdhury, party MP and strongman of Murshidabad, which in 2004 saw the election to the Lok Sabha for the first time of Pranab Mukherjee, the Union Defence minister, is campaigning for party rebels for the on-going assembly polls.
The AICC has renominated Atish Sinha, Congress legislature party chief whip from Murshidabad and Mayarani Pal for the Kandi and Berhampore seats respectively.
www.hindu.com /thehindu/holnus/004200604251221.htm   (280 words)

 west bengal cities Murshidabad, Murshidabad Cities in west Bengal,west bengal city tour
Murshidabad, named after Nawab Murshid Quli Khan, the Dewan of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa under Emperor Aurangzeb, is related to events that ultimately changed the history of India, At Plassey near Murshidabad the histortc battle between Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula and Lord Clive had taken place.
The famous Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsiang, who made the long journey to India in 629-645 AD, in his world famous travelogue describes Karanasubarna near Murshidabad as the first capital of the ancient Bengal.
Today it's an insignificant town on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, a chance to see typical rural Bengali life.
travel-westbengal.com /murshidabad.htm   (355 words)

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