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Ahmadnagar

Ahmadnagar or Ahmednagar (both: ämədnŭg´ər), city (1991 pop. 222,088), Maharashtra state, W central India, on the Sina River. It is a district administrative center and has industries in cotton and cotton goods and copper and brass goods. The district has a significant sugar industry.

Founded in 1490, it became the capital of the important Deccan kingdom of Ahmadnagar; it was captured (1600) by Akbar's forces after heroic resistance. In the mid-18th cent. it was taken by the Marathas. The fort was used by British for political prisoners, including Nehru (1942–45).

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Akbar I

Akbar I ( the Great) (1542–1605) Emperor of India (1556–1605). Generally regarded as the greatest ruler of the Mogul Empire, he assumed personal control in 1560 and set out to establish Mogul control of the whole of India, extending his authority as far s as Ahmadnagar. Akbar built a new capital at Fatehpur Sikri and endeavoured to unify his empire by conciliation with Hindus. He also tolerated Christian missionaries.

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