MURSHIDABAD

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Murshidabad The city, lying just east of the Bhagirathi River, is an agricultural trade and silk-weaving centre. Originally called Makhsudabad, it was reputedly founded by the Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th century. In 1704 the nawab Murshid Quli Khan (following Aurangzeb's orders) transferred the capital there from Dacca (now Dhaka) and renamed the city Murshidabad. It continued to be the capital under the British until 1790 and is still the seat of the prominent descendants of the nawabs of Bengal.

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Artist: Wonders of India
Video title: MURSHIDABAD
Category: History
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