Nawabganj - Encyclopedia




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NAWABGANJ, the name of three towns of British India. (1)(1) The most important is the headquarters of Bara Banki district in the United Provinces, on the Oudh and Rohilkhand railway, 17 m. E. of Lucknow; pop. (1901) 14,478. It has a considerable trade in sugar and cotton goods. It was the scene of a victory by Sir Hope Grant during the Mutiny. (2) A town in Malda district, Eastern Bengal and Assam, on the Mahananda near its junction with the Ganges, a centre of river trade; pop. (1901) 17,016. f (3) A town in Gonda district, United Provinces, on the Bengal and North-Western railway; pop. (1901) 7047.

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