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Patna History, India

Patna is known as the capital state of Bihar that is located in the northeastern part of India. The town was previously known as Potaliputra, Pushpapura, Azeemaba and Kusumpura. By 1991, its population quickly increased up to 917, 243. The city of Patna is recognized as a sacred place and the gurudwaras, where one of the places of worship can be found. The “guro Guro Gobind Singhji” lived in Patna. The constructed Shrine Harmandirji was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, a Punjab ruler.

Patna is acknowledged as the native land of Laloo Yaday, which is the present minister of the national railway in India. The town has a very famous museum that exhibits bronze and stone sculptures as well as terracotta figures, which were produced by the Buddhist and Hindu artists. The collection of rare prehistoric works can be found at Khuda Baksh in the oriental library. Various mosques such as the very old Begu Hajjam, that was created in 1489 by Alauddin Hussani Shah, a Bengul ruler, can also be found here.

 In 1786, the construction of Gol Ghar has completely furnished, under the supervision of Captain John Garstin. The spherical structure reflects the beehive-like formed. The building was used by the English as granary that was created in response to the famine in 1770. Patna has become the center of the agricultural trade that has exported some sesame, sugarcane or grain and the Patna rice.

The Collectariat as well as the official quarters were built to facilitate the administration officials. In 1913, the Bankipore club was constructed followed by the structure for the high court and the University of Patna in 1917. This Bankipore building developed rapidly and the Denapore Cantonment was constructed. The building was built for the housing and training of the army officers and for the amusement and recreation of the British imperial authority.

The administration of the imperial British government was just fair for all the people. The officials have not tolerated crimes and corruption at that time. In general, the people of Patna were content with the things that they had. They were fearless and sincere in the pursuance of economic development and the accomplishments of the government were truly rewarding.

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