Monghyr

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Monghyr
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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 25.372432°, 86.489546°
Altitude: 170ft (50m)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Munger
State/Province: Bihar
Country: India
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Monghyr on the Ganges in Bihar was the headquarters of Monghyr District in Bhagalpur Division of Bengal during the British period. It is 140km east of the state capital Patna.

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Munger
Variants: Monghyr/Mungir

Military history

Mir Kasim was installed as Nawab of Bengal by the East India Company in 1760. He moved his capital to Monghyr after abandoning his ties with the British. He built Monghyr Fort and raised an army that was later defeated at the Battle of Buxar.

External links

  • Monghyr Imperial Gazetteer
  • Monghyr page 450 The Bengal and Agra Annual Guide and Gazetteer for 1842 Volume II Google Books