Rao Nandlal Chaudhary

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Rao Nandlal Chaudhary (or Nandlal Mandloi) was the chief of the Zamindars of Kampel, Indore.[1][2] He is the one who controlled the Indore area with his people and an army, numbering about 2000.[3] He established and developed the Indore city. The place was then known as 'Indrapuri' (after the Lord Indreshwar Mahadev Temple) renamed as Indrapur. This city subsequently been called as ' Indur ' during the Maratha period and latter as 'Indore' during the British era.

A painting of Rao Raja Rao Nandlal Ji Mandloi 'Zamindar', the founder of Indore


  1. ^ Rajaram Vyankatesh Nadkarnia The rise and fall of the Maratha Empire[1]
  2. ^ Palsokar, R. D. Bajirao I: An Outstanding Cavalry General. New Delhi: Reliance Pub. House, 1995. p.126 [2]
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