Nagina

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Nagina is a town and a municipal board in Bijnor district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

History

The Ain-e-Akbari mentions the city as the headquarter of Nagina mahal or pargana. The Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 18, p. 299. During British period, it remained the headquarter of Nagina Tahsil, Bijnor district, in the United Province; and from 1817–1824, it was the headquarter of newly formed Northern Moradabad district. In 1901, the Nagina Tehsil had 464 villages and two towns: Nagina, with a population of 21,412, and Afzalgarh, with a population of 6,474.

Rise of Rohilla power in the area was marked by an 18th century fort, which was later used as tahsili or tehsil offices. In 1805, the city was sacked by the Pashtuns under Muhammad Amir Khan.

As a part of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Nagina was the site of battle between the Nawab of Najibabad and the British, ending in the defeat of the Nawab on April 21, 1858, The Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 18, p. 300. following which British established their authority in Bijnor, and later, in 1886, Nagina became a municipality.

A famous poet Khurrum Shahzad Noor was born here.

Nagina Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. This...
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