Ajmer

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Ajmer
Ajmir - General View.jpg
Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 26.441°N 74.641°E
Altitude: 486 m (1,594 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Ajmer
State/Province: Rajasthan
Country: India
Transport links
Rajputana-Malwa State Railway
Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway
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Ajmer City was the administrative headquarters of Ajmer District in the province of Ajmer-Merwara. It is now the largest city in Rajasthan.

Spelling variants

Modern name: Ajmer
Variants: Ajmere / Ajaymeru / Ajmeer

Also see

Army

There was a cantonment at Ajmer, and elsewhere in the province at Nasirabad (14 miles away) and Deoli. Further details are given in this link[1]

C 1859, there was a detachment of the Mhairwarrah {Mharwarrah, Mharwarra) Battalion , a Local Infantry or Irregular Corps, stationed at Ajmere.[2] There were also troops of the Battalion at Bewar (Bewur) which is possibly in the vicinity.

Volunteers

"Ajmer is the head-quarters of the 2nd Battalion, Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway Volunteer Rifles. The corps originally formed part of the Agra Volunteer Rifle Corps, with the title of Rajputana-Malwa Volunteer Rifle Corps. In 1887 its title was changed to the present designation. It consists of 11 companies, including a cadet company at Mount Abu. Its strength in 1903 stood at 344".[3]

Railway workshops and colony

Ajmer, and Jamalpur workshops manufactured more than 500 broad and narrow gauge steam locomotives between 1895 and 1920. [4]

There was a large railway colony, with a hospital at Ajmer. It was one of those railway colonies along the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway whose Railway Institute dances were so well regarded that people would travel for up to six hours by train to attend.[5]

External links

Ajmere -Arhai-Din-Ka-Jhopra

Historical books online

References

  1. "Army: Ajmer- Merwara Province" Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 5, page 165.
  2. Page 249 Quarterly Army List of Her Majesty's British Forces on the Bengal Establishment 1859 Google Books
  3. Page 122 Rajputana District Gazetteers: Volume I-A Ajmer Merwara by C C Watson, ICS 1904 Archive.org
  4. “The last gasp for India's age of steam: Drivers mourn locomotives that united a nation” 23 October 2011 independent.co.uk
  5. "The Anglo-Indian legacy saga" by R V Smith Nov 26 2015 The Statesman