Jansath

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Jansath
city
Jansath is located in Uttar Pradesh
Jansath
Jansath
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 29°20′N 77°51′E / 29.33°N 77.85°E / 29.33; 77.85Coordinates: 29°20′N 77°51′E / 29.33°N 77.85°E / 29.33; 77.85
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Muzaffarnagar
Elevation 232 m (761 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,782
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Jansath is a town and a nagar panchayat in Muzaffarnagar district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Geography[edit]

Jansath is located at 29°20′N 77°51′E / 29.33°N 77.85°E / 29.33; 77.85. It has an average elevation of 232 metres (761 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Jansath had a population of 17,782. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Jansath has an average literacy rate of 55%, lower than the national average of 65.38. Male literacy is 64%, and female literacy is 45%. In Jansath, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age. There are two major religions: Hindu and Islam. Muslims constitutes around 35% of total population.

History[edit]

Jansath is located in Uttar Pradesh the north-western part of India, about 118 km from the National Capital of Delhi.

This is a historical town since the time of Mahabharat. The temple where the Kauravas & Pandvas played dice & lost their kingdom is on the southern outskirts of Jansath and is known as " Mahadev ka Mandir".

The area has one of the largest concentrations of Sayyids in India. The influential Sayyid brothers, Sayyid Hassan Ali Khan and Sayyid Hussain Ali Khan, controlled the Mughal emperors for a brief period. After their murder in 1720, the Mughal imperial army defeated the Sayyid army. Sayyid Saifuddin Ali khan, the younger brother of Hassan and Hussain, was killed in the battle: his tomb is in Jansath at the western entrance of the town.

The Jansath tehsil has several old monuments of the Mughal times including the house of Sayyid brothers which is called "Rang Mahal". It is a monument to watch with the entrance called “Bada Darwaza”. Jansath has several other old monuments like Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal, Badi and Choti Haveli in Jannatabad.

In 2013, a minor dispute between a Muslim man and two Hindu men in the Kawal village of the Jansath block triggered the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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