Abohar

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This article has been extracted from

THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF INDIA , 1908.

OXFORD, AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.

Note: National, provincial and district boundaries have changed considerably since 1908. Typically, old states, ‘divisions’ and districts have been broken into smaller units. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.

Abohar

Ancient town in the Fazilka tahsil of Ferozepore District, Punjab, situated in 30 degree 9' N. and 74 degree 16' E. Population (1901), 5,439. Tradition ascribes its foundation to Jaura, a grandson of the legendary Bhatti king, Raja Rasalu, and it was the capital of Bhattiana. It was named Uboh-har or ' the pool of Uboh,' after Jaura's wife. It lay on the ancient high road from Multan to Delhi and was visited by Ibn Batuta (A.D. 1332).

In it was resident the family of Shams-i-Siraj Afif, the author of the Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi, whose grandfather was collector of the district, then a dependency of Dipalpur. The place is now of no importance. It has a Government dispensary.

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