A short guide to Chunar and its neighborhood.
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Published by Thacker, Spink & Co.] in [Calcutta .
Written in English



  • Chunar (India)


  • Chunar (India) -- Description and travel

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Edition Notes

Other titlesGuide to Chunar and its neighborhood
LC ClassificationsDS486.C66 S56 1904
The Physical Object
Pagination37 p. ;
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL94179M
LC Control Number99205384

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Chunar is a town located in Mirzapur District of the Indian state of Uttar railway tracks passing through Chunar railway station leads to major destinations of India, including Howrah, Delhi, Tatanagar and Varanasi. National Highway number 35 (old 7) also passes through Chunar. It is connected to the city of Varanasi by roads and rails. Chunar is well known for its handicraft District: Mirzapur. Chunar has a triangular form on the right bank of the Ganges and the left bank of the Jirgo. The oldest name of Chunar was Charanadri, as according to Hindu scripture, Lord Vishnu had taken his first step in his Vaman incarnation in the dynasty of Great King Bali in the age of Satyug.   Interestingly, the Chunar fort also has another claim to fame. It played an important role in the rise of Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri, the man who ousted the Mughals from India (albeit for a brief span of time). In CE, Sher Shah Suri, a local Afghan chieftain from Sasaram in Bihar, married Lad Malik, the widow of Taj Khan Sarang, the wealthy governor of : Akshay Chavan. 1-CHUNAR FORT As a major part of History of Chunar Fort is already been given in the History of Chunar. Chunar fort is constructed at a height of 80’ to ’ from the land level of Chunar. The fort area is approx. Sq. yard, its length is yard & width is to yard.

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