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Chanderi Chanderi is a city in the district of Ashoknagar in Madhya Pradesh. Hills, lakes and forests surround Chanderi. One can also find several monuments of the Bundela Rajputs and Malwa sultans. Chanderi is also mentioned in the epics, like the Mahabharata, where Shishupal was the king during that period.

Chanderi is located strategically on the borders of Malwa and Bundelkhand. The history of Chanderi goes back to the 11th century, when it was dominated by the trade routes of Central India and was proximate to the arterial route to the ancient ports of Gujarat as well as to Malwa, Mewar, Central India and the Deccan and the Deccan. Consequently, Chanderi became an important military outpost.

This town dominated the trade routes of Central India and was proximate to the arterial route to the ancient ports of Gujarat as well as to Malwa, Mewar, Central India and the Deccan. Consequently, Chanderi became an important military outpost, prized by rulers with power or ambition, and repeatedly experienced the might of men who moulded the destiny of Hindustan. Chanderi is surrounded by hills, lakes and forests, and there are several monuments of Bundela Rajputs and Malwa Sultans.

Geographical Location
Chanderi is situated in the district of Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh. It lies towards24° 49' 0" North to 79° 17' 0" East. It is located at a distance of 127 km from Shivpuri and 37 km from Lalitpur on the hill southwest of the Betwa River. Chanderi is 239 km from Gwalior and is surrounded by forests, hills and lakes.

History
The documented history of Chanderi goes back to the early 11th century since the Persian scholar Alberuni mentioned Chanderi in 1030. Ghiyas ud din Balban in 1251 for Nasir ud din Mahmud, Sultan of Delhi captured the city. Even sultan Mahmud I Khilji of Malwa seized it in 1438 after an attack of several months.

The Mughal Emperor Akbar made the city a sarkar in the subah of Malwa. The Bundela rajputs captured the city in 1586, and Ram Sab, a son of Raja Madhukar of Orchha, held it. In 1680 Devi Singh Bundela was made governor of the city, and Chanderi remained in the hands of his family until it was captured in 1811 by Jean Baptiste Filose for the Maratha ruler Daulat Rao Sindhia of Gwalior. The city was transferred to the British in 1844. The British lost control during the Revolt of 1857. And later Sir Hugh Rose recaptured the city on February 14, 1858. The city was transferred back to the Sindhias of Gwalior in 1861, and became part of Isagarh District of Gwalior State. After India's independence in 1947, Gwalior became part of the new state of Madhya Bharat, which was merged into Madhya Pradesh on November 1, 1956.

On the borders of Malwa and Bundelkhand, the town commanded the trade routes of Central India. Chanderi was immediate to the arterial route to the ancient ports of Gujarat as well as to Malwa, Mewar, Central India and the Deccan. Thus, Chanderi became an important military outpost, prized by rulers with power or ambition, and repeatedly experienced the might of men who moulded the destiny of Hindustan.

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