Firozabad district

Firozabad District

Firozabad district

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Firozabad district (, ) forms one of the western districts of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, which has Firozabad Town as its district headquarters. The district is a part of the Agra division and has a total population of 836,808.

History

In ancient times, Firozabad town was known as Chandwar nager with the settlement given its modern name by Firoz Shah Mansab Dar in 1566 during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Tradition holds that while passing through the town on a pilgrimage to Gaya, Raja Todar Mal was attacked by robbers and his possessions stolen. At his request, Akbar sent his Mansabdar Dar Firoz Shah to assist and he landed soemwhere near Sukhmalpur Nizamabad, <!--no need for a long list of towns: Datauji, Rasoolpur, Mohammadpur Gajmalpur Prempur Raipura.--> Firoz Shah's tomb and the ruins of Katra Pathanan provide evidence for the story.

The 1596 gazetteer of Agra and Mathura records that Firozabad was upgraded to a Pargana then given to Nabab Sadulla as a jagir during the reign of Shah jahan (r. 1627&ndash;1658). Mr. Peter, a businessman, connected with the East India Company visited the town on 9&nbsp;August 1632 and found it in good condition. Etawah, Budaun, Mainpuri and Firozabad were all first class mansabdars of the emperor Farrukhsiyar (r. 1713&ndash;1719). The estate of the Labhowa Jhala Rajas also worked together with the mughal sultanate to capture many regions in the United Provinces, and by 1680 the Rajas of Labhowa had much of...
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