AZAMGARH, or Azimgarh, a city and district of British India, in the Gorakhpur division of the United Provinces.
By the river Gogra, separating it from Gorakhpur district; on the E.
BASTI, a town and district of British India, in the Gorakhpur division of the United Provinces.
From Gorakhpur by railway.
A railway from Gorakhpur to Gonda runs through the district, and the river Gogra is navigable.
In 1801 he obtained from the nawab of Oudh the cession of Rohilkhand, the lower Doab, and the Gorakhpur division, thus enclosing Oudh on all sides except the north.
From the middle of the 14th to the middle of the 16th century a large part of Behar was ruled by a line of Brahman tributary kings; and in the 15th century another Hindu dynasty ruled in Champaran and Gorakhpur.