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Bijnaur

City : Bijnaur
Location : North India
Language : Hindi


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Bijnor variously spelt as Bijnaur and Bijnour, is a city and a municipal board in Bijnor district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the district headquarters of Bijnor district.


History

Of the early history of Bijnor even after it passed under Muslim rule little is known with any certainty. In the time of Mughal emperor Akbar, Bijnor formed part of the Delhi empire. However, in the early part of the 18th century, the Rohilla Pashtuns established their independence in the country called by them Rohilkhand; and about 1748 the Rohilla chief Ali Muhammad made his first annexations in Bijnor, the rest of which soon fell under the Rohilla domination.

The northern districts were granted by Ali Muhammad to Najib Khan, who gradually extended his influence west of the Ganges and at Delhi, receiving the title of Najib-ud-daula and becoming paymaster of the royal forces. His success, however, raised up powerful enemies against him, and at their instigation the Marathas invaded Bijnor. This was the beginning of a feud which continued for years. Najib, indeed, held his own, and for the part played by him in the victory of Panipat was made vizier of the empire. After his death in 1770, however, his son Zabita Khan was defeated by the Mahrattas, who overran all Rohilkhand.


Geography

Bijnor is located at [show location on an interactive map] 29.37° N 78.13° E. It has an average elevation of 225 metres (738 feet).

 

Educational institutions

St. Mary's School, Government Inter College, Bijnor Inter College and Raja Jawala Parsad Arya Inter Colleege are some of the well known schools for secondary education. Vardhman college is a Post Graduate college.



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