Ben:জঙ্গিপুর jaṅgipura

‘Military City’  City, West Bengal

From Ben: jaṅgi, ‘military’; and Skt: pura, ‘fort’, ‘city’.

Jangipur is on a strategic ‘island’ between the Padma and Hooghly rivers.

It has an interesting military history: (1) Jahanagir (1569–1627), the Mughal Emperor, had  a military camp here – it is even possible that the town was named after him; (2) The Battle of Giria (1740) was fought here when Alivardi Khan overthrew Sarfaraz Khan to become Nawab of Bengal.


Jangipur Bridge

Jangipur Bridge          Robi jangipur