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KALPI, is a town in the Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh state in India, on the right bank of the Yamuna. Map of Jalaun External links | Jalaun Government Website Categories: India geography stubs | Cities and towns in Uttar Pradesh ... Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: उत्तर प्रदेश, Urdu: اتر پردیش), also popularly known by its acronym UP, is the fifth largest and the most populous state in India. ... Yamuna is a major river of northern India, with a total length of around 1370 km. ...


History

It is said to have been founded by King Vasudeva, at the end of the 4th century A.D. In 1196 it fell to Kutubuddin Aibak, the viceroy of Mohammed Ghori, and during the subsequent mohammedan period it played a significant part in the history of central India.During Akbar's reign, Kalpi had a mint for copper coinage. Muhammad of Ghor or Muhammad Ghori (originally named Muizz-ad-din) (1162 - 1206) was a Persian conqueror and sultan between 1171 and 1206. ... Jalauddin Akbar Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbár, جلال الدین محمد اکبر (alternative spellings include Jellaladin) also known as Akbar the Great (Akbar-e-Azam) (October 15, 1542 – 1605) was the ruler of the Mughal Empire from the time of his accession in 1556 until 1605. ...


About the middle of the 18th century it passed into the hands of the Marathas. It was captured by the British in 1803, and since 1806 has remained in British possession. In May 1858 Sir Hugh Rose (Lord Strathnairn) defeated here a force of about 10,000 freedom fighters under the Rani of Jhansi.The East India Company made it one of their principal stations for providing "commercial investment". Extent of the Maratha Confederacy ca. ... Rani Lakshmi Bai (born-19 November 1835- died 18 June 1858), the queen of Jhansi, a Maratha-ruled princely state of northern India, was one of the great nationalist heroes of the Revolt of 1857, and a symbol of resistance to British rule in India. ...


Location and Industry

The old town, which is beside the river, has ruin of a fort, and several temples of interest, while in the neighbor hood are many ancient tombs. There is a lofty modern town ornamented with representations of the battles of the ch here crosses the Yamuna. Yamuna is a major river of northern India, with a total length of around 1370 km. ...


In late 1970s and early 1980s Kalpi was one of the areas in central India affected by dacoits, and was frequented by the much dreaded Phoolan Devi gang. It has been declared an Industrial belt by the Government of India and is known for the hand made paper produced here. Phoolan Devi (10 August 1963 - 25 July 2001) was an Indian dacoit-turned-politician. ... Executive President Prime Minister The Union Ministries Legislative Parliament Rajya Sabha Chairman of the Rajya Sabha Lok Sabha Speaker of the House Judicial Supreme Court Chief Justice of the Supreme Court High Courts District Courts Constitution Fundamental Rights and Directive principles Regions States and territories Elections General Elections State Assembly...


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Article contains Inputs from 1911 encycleopedia.


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Kalpi - LoveToKnow 1911 (0 words)
It was founded, according to tradition, by Vasudeva, at the end of the 4th century A.D. In 1196 it fell to Kutab-ud-din, the viceroy of Mahommed Ghori, and during the subsequent Mahommedan period it played a large part in the annals of this part of India.
Kalpi had a mint for copper coinage in the reign of Akbar; and the East India Company made it one of their principal stations for providing the "commercial investment." The old town, which is beside the river, has ruins of a fort, and several temples of interest, while in the neighbourhood are many ancient tombs.
Kalpi is still a centre of local trade (principally in grain, ghi and cotton), with a station on the Indian Midland railway from Jhansi to Cawnpore, which here crosses the Jumna.
Kalpi City Guide,Kalpi Travel Guide Uttar Pradesh,North India Travel Guide,Indian Excursions,Indian Cities (0 words)
Maps of U.P. Situated at a distance of about 35 km east of Orai, between Jhansi and Kanpur on the National Highway 25, Kalpi is linked by metalled roads with Jalaun, Hamirpur and Rath.
Under Akbar, Kalpi became the “gate of the west” and the starting point for expeditions of central India.
The principal remains at Kalpi are the tombs of Madar Sahib, Ghafur Zanjani, Chol Bibi and Bahadur Shahid.
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