Saharanpur division

Saharanpur Division

Saharanpur division

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Saharanpur division is an administrative geographical unit of Uttar Pradesh state of India. The city of Saharanpur is the administrative headquarters of the division.

Administrative jurisdiction

This division has two districts under its jurisdiction: Saharanpur and Muzaffarnagar.

Historical



Prehistoric Period

Saharanpur division of Uttar Pradesh – a fertile Doab region surrounded by the Shivalik Hills to the north and north-east, the Yamuna river as its boundary in the west and the Ganges river in the east – has physical features most conducive to human habitation. Archaeological surveys and Excavations, carried out in different parts of the division, have provided evidence of the existence of many settlements over the ages. On the basis of artefacts discovered during these excavations, human habitation can be traced as far back as 2000 BC.

Ancient Indus Valley Remains

In the Ganges-basin region of Bahadrabad close to Kankhal, a well-known city in antiquity, which was formerly a part of Saharanpur district but is now in the breakaway Haridwar district, there have been found brown colored earthen pots which have a copper tint that is assumed to belong to the Indus Valley Civilization. Mridbhands (drums for special occasions) and axes similar to those of the Harappan culture have also been found in Ambakheri, Badgaon, Nasirpur and Hulas....
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