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Munger Through Prism of History

The territory included within the district of Munger (famously Monghyr) formed pent of the Madhya-desa as “Midland” of the first Aryan settlers. It has been identified with Mod-Giri a place mentioned in the Mahabharata, which was the capital of a kingdom in Eastern India near Vanga and Tamralipta. In the Digvijaya Parva of Mahabharata, we find the mention of Moda-Giri, Which seems similar to Moda-Giri. Digvijaya Parva suggests that it was a monarchical state during early times. Read the rest of this entry »


The old palace buildings within the fort along the riverside at Monghyr (Bihar).

Watercolour of palace buildings in Bihar originally from ‘Views by Seeta Ram from Moorsheedabad to Patna Vol. I’ produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-General of Bengal and the Commander-in-Chief (r. 1813-23), was accompanied by artist Sita Ram (flourished c.1810-22) to illustrate his journey from Calcutta to Delhi between 1814-15.Idealised view of the old palace buildings within the fort along the riverside at Monghyr (Bihar). The fort at Monghyr was occupied by Nawab Mir Kasim of Bengal and a principal defence point during the battle at Udhua Nullah when he was defeated by Major Adams in 1763. Inscribed below (cut out from original backing paper): ‘Riverside at Monghir’.

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