BARA BANKI , a
See also:town and
See also:district of
See also:British India in the
See also:Fyzabad division of the
See also:United Provinces . The town, which forms one
See also:municipality with
See also:Nawabganj, the administrative headquarters of the district, is 17 M . E. of
See also:Lucknow by railway . The population of Bara Banki alone in 1901 was 3020 . There is some
See also:trade in
See also:sugar and
See also:cotton . The district has an
See also:area of 1758 sq. m . It stretches out in a level plain interspersed with numerous jhils or marshes . In the upper
See also:part of the district the
See also:soil is sandy, while in the
See also:lower part it is clayey and produces finer crops . The
See also:principal livers are the
See also:Gogra, forming the
See also:northern boundary, and the
See also:Gumti, flowing through the
See also:middle of the district . In 1856 it came, with the
See also:rest of Oudh, under British
See also:rule . During the
See also:Sepoy war of 1857-1858 the whole of the Bara Banki talukdars joined the mutineers, but offered no serious resistance after the capture of Lucknow . The cultivators are still, for the most part, tenantsat-will,
See also:rack-rented' and
See also:debt-ridden .
In 1901 the population was 1,179,323, showing an increase of 4 % in the
See also:decade . The principal crops are
See also:rice, wheat,
See also:pulse and other
See also:food-grains, sugar-
See also:cane and opium . Both the bordering
See also:rivers are navigable; and the district is traversed by two lines of the Oudh and
See also:Rohilkhand railway, with branches . Trade in agricultural produce is active .
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