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MEHIDPUR, or MAFIIDPUR

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 82 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MEHIDPUR, or MAFIIDPUR, a town of India, in Indore state of Central India, on the right bank of the Sipra, 1543 ft. above the sea, and 24 M. N. of Ujjain. Pop. (1901), 6681. Though of some antiquity and frequented by Hindu pilgrims, it is best known for the battle fought in the neighbourhood on the loth of December 1817, in which Sir John Malcolm defeated the army of Holkar. The result was the Treaty of Mandasor and the pacification of Malwa. Mehidpur was again the scene of some sharp fighting during the Mutiny. The British cantonment, placed here in 1817, was removed in 1882.
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