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, and many tahsils upgraded to districts. Some units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.
In the Munshiganj subdivision of Dacca District, Eastern Bengal and Assam, situated in 23 33' N. and 90 30' E, Population (1901), 519. The site of the old capital of Bikrampur is pointed out near the large tank called Rampal-dighi, which is three- quarters of a mile long by a quarter of a mile broad ; to the north of this tank is the Ballal-bari, or palace of Ballal Sen, the remains of which consist of a quadrangular mound of earth 3,000 square feet in area surrounded by a moat 200 feet wide. Foundations and remains of other buildings are found for miles around, and early in the nineteenth century a cultivator ploughed up in the neighbourhood a diamond worth Rs. 70,000. Inside the Ballal-bari is a deep excava- tion called Agnikunda, where tradition says the last prince of Bikram- pur and his family burned themselves at the approach of the Musal- mans. Close to the Ballal-bari stands a much venerated tomb of one Baba Adam or Adam Shahld.
[Cunningham, Archaeological Sttrvey of India Reports, vol. xv, pp. 132-5.]