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Sinor or Shinor (formerly Senapur/Sainyapur) is a small town in Vadodara District, Gujarat, India. Situated on the bank of river Narmada, it is known as the birthplace of one of the most prolific Gujarati writers, Ramanlal Vasantlal Desai. Natives speak Gujarati as their first language here.
People living here are mostly from Hindu and Muslim communities. Society is divided in various small habitats called "Faliyas" in local language, like Kibbutz in Israel. Some of the main Faliyas are Busa Faliya, Devfali, Ranavas, Adhibhag, Charbhag, Nani Bhagol, Timba Faliya, Rabarivad, Nagarwada, Popat sheri, Machhivad and Bhattsheri.
The town is famous for its bands, which are mostly active in local ceremonies as well as in ceremonies of nearer villages. Some of the bands are Shamshad Band, Bashir Band, Makbul Nizami Band, Hindustan Band to name a few. The town is also known for "Kotha", a kind of sour fruit like fig.
There are lots of temples on the bank of Narmada river, some of them are "Ramji Mandir (Ganesh Mandir), Bhandareshvar Temple, Rohineshvar Temple, & Krashneshvar Temple. one more community is Jain here. There are many of old & historical Derasar's in the town one of newly constructed Derasar is one the bank of river Narmada. Two old historical bridges also situated here, people said that it was made by "Gayakvad" former King of Vadodara. & it's known as "Jhulto Pull" like swinging bridge.
A narrow gauge railway line connects Sinor with Karjan (NH8) & from there to Dabhoi.
The town is quoted as the birthplace of the main character in a fiction titled Sita's Curse by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu.
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