Ahmadabad

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Ahmadabad
Huthi Singhs Tomb, Ahmedabad.jpg
Presidency: Bombay
Coordinates: 23°01'48.0"N 72°34'48.0"E
Altitude: 53 m (174 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Ahmedabad
State/Province: Gujarat
Country: India
Transport links
Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway
Ahmedabad-Dholka Railway
Ahmedabad-Parantij Railway
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places of interest during the British period
Ahmadabad



Ahmadabad, to the north-west of Baroda, was the headquarters of Ahmadabad District in Bombay Province during the British period. It was the second largest city in the Presidency of Bombay. It is now the largest city in the state of Gujarat.

There was a cantonment, located 3½ miles north of the city.

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Ahmedabad
Variants: Ahmadabad

History

During the 1st Maratha War, General Goddard captured the city in the Battle of Ahmadabad. Subsequently restored to the Marathas, it again came under British rule in 1818.

Records

Family Search has a series of images "India, Gujarat Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1854-2012" with details in this FamilySearch Research Wiki page. Some of the records are in the Hindi and Gujarati languages, but there are some records in English, as evidenced by one of the sample records shown. It is probable that most of the older records, where they exist, are in English. A further example is this page of 1856 deaths at Ahmedabad.

Transport

Ahmedabad was the northern end of the original section of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway which ran south via Baroda to Surat. By 1905, two metre gauge branch lines also originated at Ahmedabad.

External links

Historical books online