Chakradharpur Travel and Tourism Guide

This city is supposed to have been a part of the famous Gajapati Empire, an empire that ruled over significant parts of Orissa, West Bengal, Southern Bihar and Madhya Pradesh during the fourteen hundreds up to the mid fifteenth century (1434-1541). Some of the more famous kings were Kapilendra Deva (1433-1467), Purushottama Deva (1467-1497 ), Prataparudra Deva (1497-1540 ) and Khakarua Deva (1541). This empire was disestablished in the year 1541. Following this the region was in a state of flux and came under various rulers including the Mughals. In the year 1765, the entire region that currently forms Jharkhand came under colonial rule of the British Empire. The local rulers at that time were those of the This was followed by a period of continuous revolt on the part of the local tribes, a revolt that was sporadic and lasted for almost one hundred years until the first war of independence. The tribes and the locals together pressed for a separate Jharkhand state, a movement that started during British rule and continued for more than half a decade after Independence until, finally, a separate Jharkhand state was formed in the year 2000 . The Singhbhum region played a significant part in the Sepoy mutiny and the subsequent Independence movement. This region, initially created in 1837, was divided into west and east divisions in 1990. It is the west Singhbhum district that presently hosts the city and the block of Chakradharpus. Other than its freedom fighters, Chakradharpur is well known mainly because of its Railway division. Being the divisional headquarters of the Chakradharpur Railway Division of the South Eastern Railway Zone, this shot into popularity because it recorded higher profits than any other division in India.


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