नवादा navādā

‘New Town’ [Eliot Bazaar]

From Skt: nava, ‘new’; vāṭa, ‘district’, ‘town’; or Urd: ābād, ‘city’, ‘settlement’

Eliot Bazaar was named after John Eliot, Collector of Gaya, in the late 19th century.

Nawada dates back to the Magadha Empire and has had important roles in the Indian Mutiny and the struggle for Independence. There is a Gandhi Ashram here.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Bihar place names.