Jambudi

Jambudi is a village near the Bhuj, the taluka of Kutch district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is located at a distance of about 20 km from Bhuj Taluka and district headquarters of Kutch.

History

About history of Jambudi, the village is among one of the 19 villages founded by Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas or Mistris. These Mistris first moved in to Kutch early 7th century and established themselves at Dhaneti. Later in the 10th century onwards they moved between Anjar and Bhuj and founded the villages of Anjar, Sinugra, Khambhra, Nagalpar, Khedoi, Madhapar, Hajapar, Kukma, Galpadar, Reha, Vidi, Ratnal, Jambudi, Devaliya, Lovaria, Nagor, Chandiya, Meghpar and Kumbharia. The Mistris of these villages have built and developed the infrastructure around the villages in late 1890.[1][2][3][4][5] However, majority of old houses of Mistris with unique architect were destroyed in the earthquake of 26 January 2001.

Notable people

Among others there were some Mistri railway contractors and colliery owners who hailed from this village and made it big during the early years of railway construction around 1860–1940.[6][7][8]

References

  1. ^ Kutch Gujar Kshatriyas, History & names of their 18 Villages
  2. ^ Press Report after earthquake Giving details of Villages, Art & Skills of Mistris of Kutch Archived 30 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Press Report on Houses, History of Mistiris of Kutch Archived 20 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas Archived 10 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Gurjar Kshatriyas, also known as Mistris, came to Kutch from Rajasthan. They are skilled in building construction. They first established themselves at Dhaneti and were granted 18 villages by the rulers of Kutch. They are famous designers and developers of buildings and bridges
  6. ^ Nanji Bapa ni Nondh-pothi published in Gujarati in year 1999 from Vadodara. It is a diary of Railway Contracts done by KGK community noted by Nanji Govindji Tank of Hajapar/Jamshedpur, compiled by Dharsibhai Jethalal Tank of Nagalpar/Tatanagar. This book was given Aank Sidhhi award by Kutch Shakti at Mumbai in year 2000. Railway Contractors from Nagalpar
  7. ^ Ratna Bhagat Ni Chopdi :1930
  8. ^ Kadia Kshatriya Abhudaya:1897

Coordinates: 23°06′11″N 69°44′49″E / 23.103°N 69.747°E

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