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.

For related place names see Indian Place names and West Bengal place names.


Jangipur Bridge

Jangipur Bridge          Robi jangipur