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Moradabad History, India

Moradabad is a city located in north India state Uttar Pradesh. Famous for brass handicrafts industry and the export of these brass handicrafts, Moradabad has slowly gained recognition on the national level as it is considered to be the largest exporter for India.

It easily beats many leading metropolitan cities of India when it comes to export business. Moradabad is also known by the name of Peetal Nagri or Brass city due to its contribution in the export business of brass handicrafts for the nation.

The foundation of Moradabad was laid somewhere in the first half of year 1600 under the Mughal Empire. Prince Murad Bux (whose father was the famous Mughal Ruler Shah Jahan) was responsible for laying the foundation of this city.

Moradabad has contributed its part to Indian history and the formation of this city under the Mughal Dynasty is just one of the few theories that proofve that Moradabad was an important destination.

Moradabad was a district as well as a city under the British rule. It was counted as part of United Provinces (the so called state of Uttar Pradesh in today’s India) under the Bareilly division. Rustam Khan built a fort somewhere in 1625 after capturing the city in 1624. The uniqueness of this fort is that it overhands the banks of river which passes by. Rustam Khan was also responsible for building the very famous mosque of India namely Jama Masjid.

 The original development of Moradabad officially started once the construction work of Jama Masjid was over. The construction of Jama Masjid meant the neighboring areas should be worth enjoying and hence Moradabad was renovated in those days. This mosque was built somewhere in the year of 1631.

The British regime overtook Moradabad somewhere in the year of 1801. Moradabad was also the head office, during the Akbar’s rule of India, for Chaupala Pargana.

The non - cooperation movement of Mahatma Gandhi took final shape here in Moradabad. This is a proof that Moradabad has played significant role in shaping the independence of its country. The Khilafat Movement started against the British rule during the year of 1918 was also planned in this city itself. Maulana Mohd. Ali was the mastermind behind this famous movement which did leave a impact on the British rulers.

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