Mallawan

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Mallawan
Town
Mallawan is located in Uttar Pradesh
Mallawan
Mallawan
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°02′32″N 80°08′54″E / 27.0421°N 80.1483°E / 27.0421; 80.1483Coordinates: 27°02′32″N 80°08′54″E / 27.0421°N 80.1483°E / 27.0421; 80.1483
country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictHardoi
TownMallawan
Government
 • TypeMunicipality (NPP)
 • BodyChairman of NPP
Area
 • Total11.43 km2 (4.41 sq mi)
Population
 • Total36,915
Time zoneIST
Area code(s)05851
Vehicle registrationUP-30

Mallawan is a town and municipality (Nagar Palika, NPP)[1] in Hardoi district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Geography[edit]

It is located at 27°2'8"N 80°9'6"E[2] and its average elevation is 142 metres. River Ganga passes, touching its border to Kannauj. Mallawan is located 47 km south-east of Hardoi and 92 km from state capital Lucknow.

Demography[edit]

Per 2011 census Mallawan had a total population of 36,915, out of which 19,404 (53%) were male and 17,511 (47%) female.[1] It had a literacy rate of 68.71% & present literacy rate is 78.6%. It is divided into 25 wards. 57% of the population were Hindus, 42.5% were Muslims, and the remaining 0.5% belonged to other religions.

History[edit]

Early Mallawan used to be a Buddhist site. Later it was held by Thateras until it was invaded by Sayyed Salar Masood Gazi in 1033 AD.[3] A wandering saint, Maqdoom Shah, and later his disciple, Misbah-ul-Islam, commonly known as Qazi Bhikari, were appointed qazi of Pargana. In 1765 AD Jesuit missionary and traveller Joseph Tiefenthaler visited and described Mallawan as a small town build of bricks surrounded by many trees. With the advent of British Rule, followed by the annexation of Oudh in 1856, Mallawan was made district headquarter and possessed considerable political importance.[4] During the struggle of 1857 the Raikawars, independence fighters from nearby village Rudamau, burned Mallawan's court house. Conditions worsened, leading to the move of the district headquarter to Hardoi.

Education[edit]

Mallawan is home to one of the oldest high schools in India, founded in 1857 by Ram Sahai Bajpai as Adarsh Shri Prasad Mahavidyalaya at Bajiganj.[B.N.Inter College] is also one of the most oldest college in Mallawan.It's full name is Bhagwant Nagar Inter College .It's in Bhagwant Nagar,Mallawan.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mallawan City Population Census 2011 - Uttar Pradesh". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  2. ^ "MALLAWAN - Wikimapia". wikimapia.org. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  3. ^ Gazetteer of Hardoi District. Uttar Pradesh Government. 1970. p. 270 – via open edition.
  4. ^ "Hardoi district Gazette" (PDF).
  5. ^ Gazetteer of Hardoi District. 1970. p. 217 – via open.