Argaon

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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, units, and many tahsils upgraded to districts.Many units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.

Argaon

Village in the Akot taluk of Akola District, Berar, situ- ated in 2i° 7 r N. and 76 59' E. Population (1901), 3,131. The place, the name of which means ' village of wells,' is mentioned in the Ain-i-Akbari as the head-quarters of a pargana. On the broad plain, intersected by watercourses, before Argaon, General Wellesley gained a great victory (November 29, 1803) over the Nagpur army under Venkajl, brother of Raghuji Bhonsla. The battle was followed up by the capture of Gawilgarh. A medal, with a bar commemorative of Argaon, was struck in 185 1 and presented to the surviving officers and soldiers.

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