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History And Archeology Of Nagpur
Bakht Buland

Appreciating the spectacle of the civilization and wealth of the Mughal Empire, he determined to set about the development of his own territories. It was at this time that the Nagpur country received its first great infusion of Hindu cultivators and artificers, who were tempted away by him from their homes with liberal grants of land. Sir Richard Jenkins says of him that ‘He employed indiscriminately Musalmans ad Hindus of ability to introduce order and regularity into his immediate domain. Industrious settlers from all quarters were attracted, to gondwana, many thousands of villages were founded, and agriculture, manufactures and even commerce made considerable advance. It may with truth be said that much of success o the Maratha administration was owing to the ground work established by him. Bakht Buland added to his dominions from those of the Rajas of chanda and Mandla, and his territories comprised the modern Districts of Chhindwara, and Betul, and portions of Nagpur, Seoni, Bhandara and Balaghat. The plateau and plain country were known respectively as Deogarh above and Deogarh below the ghats. Bakht Buland usually resided in Deogarh, except when absent on military expeditions. But be established the modern city of Nagpur on the site of some hamlets, then known as Rajapur Barsa. At this time the kingdoms of Chanda and Deogarh were attached to the Subah of Berar, and an officer had resided at one of the hamlets, then existing on the site of the present city of Nagpur, for the purpose of collecting the tribute on the part of the Faujdar of Paunar. Towards the end of Aurangzeb’s reign, when the empire was enfeebled by his long wasting wars against the Marathas, Bakht Buland seized his opportunity and plundered the Mughat territory on both sides of the Wardha. The muhammadan historian of the Deccan, Kafi Khan, states that he Emperor on being informed of this conduct of Bakht Buland, ordered that his name, which had the meaning ‘ of high fortune’ should be changed to Nigun Bakht or ‘Of mean fortune’; and that he also sent Prince Bedar Bakht with a suitable force to punish him. Nothing however is known to have come of this undertaking      The next Raja of Deogarh was Chand Sultan, who residue principally in the country below the hills, fixing his capital at Nagpur which he made a walled town. He continued the liberal policy of his predecessor and under him the wealth of the country so increased as to make it a desirable acquisition to the great predatory Maratha power already established in Berar. On Chand Sultan’s death in 1739, Wali Shah, an illegitimate son of Bakht Buland, usurped the throne and Chand Sultan’s widow invoked the ajd of Raghuji Bhonsla of Berar in the interest of her sons Akbar Shah and Burhan Shah. The usurper was put to death and the rightful heirs placed on the throne.

Nagpur History
History And Archeology Of Nagpur
Bakht Buland
British Rule
Gond Kingdom (Deogarh)
Haihaya King
Ponwars Of Malwa
Ram Ruled
Rashtrakuta Kings
Vakataka Rajput Kings
Leading Families Of Nagpur
Ahirrao Family
Bhonsla Family
Bose family
Chitnavis Family
Daga Family
Deshmukh Family
Ghatate Family
Gojar Family
Naik Family
Nimbalkar Family
Pandit Family
Subhedar Family
Upadhe Family
Nag River Of Nagpur
Nagpur City
Agriculture Experiments And Zoological Collection In The City
Bifercation of The City
Churches In Ehe City
City In 18th Century
Education Institutes And Hospital In The City
Empress Mill In The City
Establishment of Municipality In City
Formation of Government Offices In The City
Formation of The City
Improvement In The City
New Places Found In City
Railway In 1867
Nagpur Tahsil
RainFall And Climate Of Nagpur
Why it is called Nagpur