Is Agra subsequent for a reputation change?


Agra : After change within the names of Allahabad, Faizabad and Mughal Sarai, hypothesis is rife if Agra could be subsequent within the sequence. The excitement began after Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College right here acquired a letter from the UP authorities to search out out if Agra was recognized by every other identify.

Consequently, the college’s division of historical past has begun analysis on the topic to answer to the letter.

It could be recalled {that a} demand had been made prior to now to call Agra as ‘Agravan’ after Maharaja Agrasen, a lot revered and revered by the Agarwal neighborhood which in dominance right here. Late Jagan Prasad Garg, who had received 5 time from Agra North meeting seat dominated by Agarwals, had prior to now forwarded a letter to the UP authorities, asking that the identify of Agra be modified to Agravan.

“Now we have acquired a letter from the state authorities to search for historic proof if Agra metropolis was recognized by every other identify. Now we have begun the analysis and can reply to the letter,” confirmed Prof Sugam Anand, head of the division of historical past in Dr BR Ambedkar College of Agra.

Prof Anand, nevertheless, distanced himself from any hypothesis about change within the identify of Agra.

“Now we have merely been requested for historic information associated to call of Agra prior to now and we’re simply complying with the identical. There may be nothing greater than that,” he clarified.

Nonetheless, the letter has revived the controversy as a result of change within the identify of Agra is an previous difficulty. Those that need it named as ‘Agravan’ have been inserting their argument in assist of it since lengthy however many others name Agra as Akbarabad after Emperor Akbar, who made it because the capital of the Mughal Empire.

Tourism commerce pundits have reservations on any transfer for a change within the identify of Agra as a result of it’s recognized worldwide as the town which homes Taj Mahal, a significant attraction for foreigners visiting India.




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