This post is mostly a photographic presentation of monuments from Islamnagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Madhya Pradesh (meaning Central Province) is a state in central India. Its capital is Bhopal, and the largest city is Indore, with Gwalior, Jabalpur and Ujjain being the other major cities. Madhya Pradesh is the second largest Indian state by area and the fifth largest state by population with over 75 million residents.
Islamnagar is a panchayat village in the Bhopal district of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located in the Huzur tehsil and the Phanda block.
Formerly a fortified city, Islamnagar was the capital of the Bhopal princely state for a brief period. The ruins of the palaces built by Bhopal’s founder Dost Mohammad Khan still exist at the site.
Originally known as Jagadishpur, the place was founded by the local Rajput chieftains. In year 1727 he hsifted his capital to Bhopal. In the early 18th century, the place was captured and renamed to Islamnagar (“city of Islam”) by Dost Mohammad Khan, the founder of the Bhopal princely state. Islamnagar was the original capital of the Dost Mohammad Khan’s state.
(Important Note: ALL photographs of this article added to the sourced texts by NovoScriptorium after kind courtesy of our friend Ben Lee – ALL photographs originally taken by Ben Lee)