JAHANABAD, a town of India in Gaya district, Bengal, situated on a branch of the East Indian railway. Pop. (1901), 018. It was once a flourishing trading town, and in 1760 it 'ormed one of the eight branches of the East India Company's entral factory at Patna. Since the introduction of Manchester ;oods, the trade of the town in cotton cloth has almost entirely ceased; but large numbers of the Jolaha or Mahommedan weaver :aste live in the neighbourhood.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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