Information about Nagpur city History of Nagpur city

Bhakt Buland, a Gond Prince of the Kingdom of Deogad in the chhindwada district had founded the present city Nagpur , in 18th century . looking the advantages of civilized life in Delhi , Bhakt Buland started to develop Nagpur as his new capital . chand Sultan , the successor of Bhakt Buland , continued the work of developing Nagpur . However Chand Sultan got death in 1739 and Raghuji Bhonsle , the Maratha governor of Berar helped to restore the elder son to the throne . In 1743 Raghuji Bhonsle  again intervened and slowly slowly the control of Nagpur passed on from the Gonds to the Marathas . Thus it became the capital of the Bhonsles . Raghuji’s successor was not that much powerful and courageous . So they lost some territories to the Peshwas of pune and Nizams of Hyderabad . In 1803 Bhonsles at Assaye and Argaon . Pindaries attacked in 1811 . Bhonsles again lost to the british in 1817 and Nagpur came under the influence of British . Raghuji 3rd had no son or daughter . So when he died in 1853 without an heir to his kingdom , the city lapsed into British control under Lord Dalhousie’s Doctrine of lapse.



Nagpur became the capital of central provinces, in 1861. The embodiment of the great Indian Peninsula Railway in 1867 spurred its development as a trade center. As India got independence, Nagpur became the capital of Madhya Bharat state [ C. P. and Berar ] . As Vidarbha region had the majority of Marathi people ,it merged with the new state of Maharashtra in 1960 and Nagpur was designated the second capital of Maharashtra state , alternating with Mumbai as the seat of the Maharashtra state legislature . read about Nagpur city history in detail here.

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