Nadanghat

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Nadanghat
Village
Nadanghat is located in West Bengal
Nadanghat
Nadanghat
Nadanghat is located in India
Nadanghat
Nadanghat
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°15′N 88°13′E / 23.25°N 88.22°E / 23.25; 88.22Coordinates: 23°15′N 88°13′E / 23.25°N 88.22°E / 23.25; 88.22
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purba Bardhaman
Government
 • Type Panchayati raj (India)
 • Body Gram panchayat
 • Sen Santosh
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 713 515
Telephone code 91 3454
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Bardhaman Purba
Vidhan Sabha constituency Purbastali Dakshin
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Nadanghat is a village and a police station in the Kalna Subdivision of Purba Bardhaman district in West Bengal, India.

Geography[edit]

Nadanghat is located in the flood plains of the Khargeswari or Khari river.[1]

Police station[edit]

Nadanghat police station has jurisdiction over parts of Purbasthali I and Purbasthali II CD Blocks. The area covered is 60 km2.[2][3]

History[edit]

The Syeds were famed zemindars of the area during Muslim rule and they continued during the British period.[4] When the Muslim League was formed in Dhaka in 1906, it did not have much of an influence in Bardhaman district. Most of the Muslim leaders were with the Congress. In 1919, when Mahatma Gandhi launched the Khilafat movement and followed it up with a non-cooperation movement, Harihar Sen, played an important role in the area.[5] In order to combat the famine of 1943, food committees were formed in Bardhaman district. The Kalna subdivisional conference was organised with great difficulty at Nadanghat. Haragobinda Rej, Talukdar Sheikh, Abodh Bihari Pandy and Abdul Hasnat played important roles in the movement.[6] In the same year flood relief was organised by the Communist Party in a commendable manner in Nadanghat area.[7]

Transport[edit]

The State Highway 8 (West Bengal) running from Santaldih (in Purulia district) to Majhdia (in Nadia district) passes through Nadanghat.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali), Vol I, pp31-32, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  2. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Table 2.1. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Burdwan District Police". Police Station. West Bengal Police. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p425
  5. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, pp433-435
  6. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p458, 478
  7. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p478
  8. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 27 February 2017.