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Buxar

City : Buxar
Location : Eastern India
Language : Hindi, Urdu, Angika, Bhojpuri, Magahi, Maithili

Know About Buxar


Buxar is a city in the state of Bihar in India. It is the headquarters of Buxar District.

The town Buxar is located on the bank of river Ganges (Ganga). A road bridge over Ganges connects Buxar with Ballia District in the neighboring state Uttar Pradesh. The town is connected to the state capital Patna by rail and road routes. The Buxar railway station is a major station. Many major trains pass through the station due to its strategic location. The language spoken is "Bhojpuri" and the script is "Devanagari". Substantial proportion of trade activities are with well connected towns and cities in Uttar Pradesh such as Varanasi, Ballia and Ghazipur.

 


History

Mir Kasim (reign:1760 to 1763), made an attempt to recover Bengal from the hands of British. In 1764, he enlisted the help of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II and Nawab Shuja Ud Daulah of Oudh (Awadh). On October 23, 1764, Mir Kasim with his army was defeated at the Battle of Buxar by the British Major Hector Monro who led a contingent of 857 European soldiers and 6213 sepoys. This victory paved the way for British Empire in India.


Agriculture

The district is abundant with mango trees. The farmers are engaged in growing rice, wheat, sugarcane, sunflower and all varieties of green vegetables. The district has various banks which provide loans to farmers.