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Chausa is a block in the Buxar district of Bihar, India. It is situated at the bank of river Ganga. It is a rural block with a population of 42,550 and a literacy rate of 47%.[1] Chausa is located 11 km towards west from the district headquarters, Buxar. It is a block headquarters.

The area is famous as the site of the Battle of Chausa, in which the forces of Sher Shah Suri defeated Mughal emperor Humayun's army in 1539.[2]

Battle of Chausa[edit]

The Battle (war) of Chausa (June 25, 1539) took place between Mughal Emperor Humayun and Sher Shah Suri (Sher Khan). Humayun was defeated.

How to reach[edit]

Chausa is directly connected to Railway and road. Direct trains are available from major cities of country. Chausa Railway Station, Barakalan Railway Station are the very nearby railway stations to Chausa. The distance from Buxar Railway station is 11 km and Patna Airport/Railway 138 km and from Varanasi airport 127 km.


  1. ^ "Chausa Block". Government of Bihar. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Banerji, S. K. (1938). Humayun Badshah. Oxford University Press. pp. 228–236.