Mirchpur

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Location of Mirchpur in Hisar district

Mirchpur (मिर्चपुर) or Mirachpur (मिरचपुर) is a town in Narnaund tahsil in Hisar district in Haryana. It is a site of Indus Valley Civilization.

Location

it is situated on the eastern border of Hisar district. Village - Mirchpur ( मिर्चपुर) Tehsil - Narnaud, District - Hisar Haryana. Village code - 061026. Pincode - 125039.Post office - Mirchpur. आसपास के गांव - कोठ कलां, कोठ खुर्द, गंदास, नारा, किन्नर, मलिकपुर, खेरी शोरान, खेरी रोज, राखी खास, खेरी लोचप, खेरी जालिब, जजवान, राजपुर भान, गुलकानी, शिशर। गांव मिर्चपुर नारनौद से 46 किमी तथा हिसार से 55 किमी की दूरी पर स्थित है।

The Founders

History

Jat Gotras

Site of Indus Valley Civilization

Sisai is an Indus Valley Civilization site with three mounds Sisai 1, Sisai 2 and Sisai 2.

Bolstering the status of Rakhigarhi as the largest Indus Valley Civilization metropolis on the banks of Drishadvati river (current day paleochannel of Chautang), at least 23 other Indus Valley Civilization sites within 5 km (at 4 sites), 10 km (at least 10 sites) and 15 km (at least 9 sites) radius of Rakhigarhi have been discovered till 2001. Some of the raw materials were procured from the nodal Rakhigarhi site and finished products were brought back to the nodal Rakhigarhi site for marketing.[1]

Within 5 km radius are early Harappan (4600 BCE - 2800 BCE site of Gamra and mature Harappan (2600 BCE - 1400 BCE sites of Budana, Haibatpur and Lohari Ragho 3.[2]

Within 5 km to 10 km radius, early Harappan sites are Lohari Ragho 1, Lohari Ragho 2 and Kheri Lochab-Kheri Jalab. Mature Harappan small farmstead sites are Milakpur and Gunkali. Small farmstead sites of Kinnar, Nara and Mirchpur have material from both mature and late Harappan period. late Harappan (after 1400 BCE) sites are Sotha and Gandaswala Khera.[3]

Within 5 km to 10 km radius are early, mature and late Harrpan sites. To the north-west of Rakhigarhi are Panhari, Gyanpura, Sotha, Kagsar, Sulchani and south-west of Rakhigarhi are Sisai 1, 2 and 3, Rajpura 2, Pali and Masudpur.[4]

In the news

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi recently visited Mirchpur unannounced and spent time with the Dalit families whose houses were burnt on April 21, 2010. Rahul’s visit was a closely guarded secret.

Rahul’s convoy reached Mirchpur around 1.25 pm and remained there till 1.50 pm. By the time the Hisar district administration got wind of the visit, Rahul had already left after consoling the family members of Tara Chand, 70, and his disabled daughter Suman, 18, who were killed on April 21 when members of a particular community torched 18 houses belonging to the Dalits.

Notable persons

  • Ramkesh Dhanda
  • Vinay Dhanda

Population

(Data as per Census-2011 figures)

Total Population Male Population Female Population
8737 4706 4031

External Links

References


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