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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.

C 1834[1] it was the one of the four locations of invalided European Veterans in Bengal (the others being Buxar, Chunar and Moorshedabad.) These men probably belonged to a Veterans' Battalion, similar to the Carnatic European Veteran Battalion in Madras Presidency.

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

Historical books online

  • "Monghyr" Imperial Gazetteer
  • "Mofussil Stations: No XII - Monghyr" page 119 The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany, Volume 14, New Series May-August 1834. Google Books
  • "Monghyr" page 450 The Bengal and Agra Annual Guide and Gazetteer for 1842 Volume II Google Books
  • "Monghyr" page 232, Bihar And Orissa District Gazetteers: Monghyr by L S S O' Malley, revised edition, elsewhere stated to be 1926.


  1. See the The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany, 1834 in Historical books online.