Kalabagh

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Kalabagh

کالا باغ
City
Kalabagh is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Kalabagh
Kalabagh
Location of Kalabagh
Kalabagh is located in Pakistan
Kalabagh
Kalabagh
Kalabagh (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 32°57′58″N 71°33′11″E / 32.966°N 71.553°E / 32.966; 71.553Coordinates: 32°57′58″N 71°33′11″E / 32.966°N 71.553°E / 32.966; 71.553
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
DistrictMianwali District
TehsilIsakhel Tehsil
Union Councils25
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Area code(s)091

Kalabagh (Urdu: کالا باغ‎), a town and union council of Mianwali District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.[1] It is part of Isakhel Tehsil. It is located on the western bank of Indus River. It is also famous for its red hills of the salt range and scenic view of the Indus River traversing through the hills. It also produces handicrafts especially footwear and Makhadi Halwa.

Kala means black, and Bagh means garden. This name came about because its founders, the Nawabs of Kalabagh, planted a lot of mango trees, and their dark green leaves looked black to travellers from afar in the dusty haze. Hence kalabagh simply means black garden in local terms.[2]

History[edit]

It was a city settled by its Nawabs when Nawab Malik Surkhuroo Khan made it his summer capital while still keeping his anscestral seat of Dhan Kot fort.[3][4][5][6]

After the introduction of Islam, it was captured by Kambho, Lodhis, Khemat, Gahroo, so on and so forth for short stints.

Historically Kalabagh remained a famous Awan stronghold in the district and Nawab Malik Atta Muhammad Khan (father of Nawab Malik Amir Muhammad Khan) was declared "Khan Bahadur" during the colonial period just like his father before him.[7] Nawab Malik Amir Muhammad Khan became governor of West Pakistan later on.

Majority of residents of Kala Bagh are Bangi Khel Khattak, Niazi or Awan.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Mianwali - Government of Pakistan
  2. ^ The Mianwali district Gazetteer 1915
  3. ^ The district gazetter of the Mianwali district 1915
  4. ^ The ain-e-akbari by abul-fazl (Chapter on the awans of Dhankot Fort)
  5. ^ Tuzk-e-baburi (Chapter on The mountain of Jud)
  6. ^ The imperial Gazetter of India
  7. ^ The district gazetter of the Mianwali district 1915

External links[edit]

  • Wikisource "Kalabagh" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 (11th ed.). 1911.