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KHURJA

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 782 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KHURJA, a town of British India, in the Bulandshahr district of the United Provinces, 27 M. N.W. of Aligarh, near the main 1 Sir H. Yule, The Book of Ser Marco Polo, bk. i. ch. xxxvi. (3rd ed., London, 1903). line of the East Indian railway. Pop. (1901), 29,277. It is an important centre of trade in grain, indigo, sugar and ghi, and has cotton gins and presses and a manufacture of pottery. Jain traders form a large and wealthy class; and the principal building in the town is a modern Jain temple, a fine domed structure richly carved and ornamented in gold and colours.
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it contains good information.there is no mention of ceramic industry which provides livelihood to many.this may have developed since the pulication of the entry in the encycopedia.there however is ommision of demography.there are many muslims living in india.people are known by their profession/callingssuch as butchers, tellis.rawals.doms etcetra.there is a class of muslims who call themseves pathans.that isbelonging to afghanistan and are prouud of it.they call themselves by their clans.names such as khalis, ghilzais,tareens. kheshgis etcetra.after partition of india in 1947 many migrated to the new country pakistan---london,us.germanyand elsewhere. there is no authentic information about these people.the writer of theabove lines is ghilzai and would appreciate to know about his origin.
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