Kushtia District Information
Kushtia was once a part of the Nadia district of the undivided India. It became a new district in 1947 consisting of Kushtia Sadar, Chuadanga and Meherpur subdivisions. All these three subdivisions are now independent districts. Kushtia district consists of 6 upazilas, 4 municipalities, 39 wards, 70 mahallas, 61 union parishads, 710 mouzas and 978 villages.
Area: 1621.15 square kilometers
Bounded by: Rajshahi, Natore, Pabna districts on the north, Chuadanga, Jhenaidah districts on the south, Rajbari districts on the east, West Bengal of India and Meherpurr district on the west
History: indigo resistance movement spread in Bengal in 1860 and Shalghar Madhua organised the largest movement in the Kushtia district. Inspired by the movement, all indigo farmers in the Kushtia area refused to pay government taxes. The British government sent an army platoon under the command of GG Morrison, to investigate into the matter. Farmers could successfully negotiate with him, committed to start paying taxes provided the indigo planters would stop torturing them and had sent the army back.
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