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Language spoken  Hindi
State  Uttar Pradesh
District  Barabanki
Founded  Abdullah Zar-baqsh

Zaidpur is a village and a nagar panchayat in the Barabanki district, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Map of Zaidpur


In 2001, Zaidpurs population was 30,065. Males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%. Zaidpur had an average literacy rate of 34%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 43%, and female literacy was 25%. In Zaidpur, 19% of the population was under 6.

Notable people from Zaidpur

Members of the Saiyyed families of Zaidpur, the Badis and the Chotis became Taluqdars (feudal lords) of Awadh province.

In about 840 Hijri (1436 AD), Ali-ud-deen, son of Saif-ud-deen Saani, migrated from Zaidpur to Jaunpur. Ali-ud-deens younger brother, Ziya-ud-deen (Ziya) remained in Zaidpur. Ali-ud-deens son, Khair-ud-deen was a prosperous man who lived in Nahthor, Bijnaour district. His son, Dawood (Pyaare), grandson, Mohammad (Mangan) and great grandson, Mohammad Saeed also lived in Nahthor. Khair-ud-deens great great grandson, Mohammad Ashraf (1557-1644 AD) was born in Nahthor. Mohammad Ashraf later moved to Amroha where he died in 1644 AD.

Mohammad Ashraf was a scholar who advocated the use of the intellect in everyday life as a way to find balance and reduce anxiety and extravagances. The Moghul emperor, Barbar, honoured Mohammad Ashraf with the title, Danishmand.

In 1811 AD or earlier, a congregation hall (azakhana or imambarah) and a mosque were built at Danishmandaan, Amroha, by Musammat in memory of her daughter. Further construction was done by Mehdi Raza Taqvi in 1946. Among eight structures at the azakhana, one was a school of Islamic theology, the Noor Ul Madaris.

Ghulam Husain was an historian, antiquarian and archaeologist. Salim was his Takh-al-lus (pen name). After moving to Malda, Salim became a dak munshi (post master) under George Udney, the English commercial resident of Malda. Salim was also a keen student of history. He deciphered inscriptions attached to Mosques and other monuments. He also visited Gaur and Pandua, the two Sultanate capitals of Bengal where most of the monuments were located. In 1786 AD, Udney asked Salim to write the history of Muslim rule. The Riyaz-us-Salatin (Garden of Kings), dated 1788 AD, was the first complete history of Muslim rule in Bengal. The book was written in Persian. It describes Muslim rule from Bakhtiyaar’s conquest of Nadia in 1204 and 1205 AD to the battle of Palasi in 1757 AD. Salim lived in a house which later became a charitable dispensary in Malda. Salim died in 1233 Hijri (1817 AD) and is buried in the Chak Qurban Ali quarter of Malda.

Karam Ali of Zaidpur, the original owner of the Gotia Estate, was a Saiyed, an hakeem (a physician) and a land owner. The last owner of the estate was Haider Abbas Rizvi, a brigadier general of the 1st Punjab Regiment of Her Majestys Royal Indian Army. He had inherited the land from his father, Mohammad Askari. At the time of Partition, Rizvi retired to Sialkot, in Punjab, Pakistan.

  • Allama Najmul Millat
  • Hamid Ul Hasan Lucknow
  • Mushirul Hasan, writer.


Zaidpur Beautiful Landscapes of Zaidpur

Zaidpur village covers approximately 3 km2 of non-mountainous terrain.


Zaidpur in the past, History of Zaidpur

Zaidpur was a Musalman military colony founded in 462 Hijri (1070 AD) by Abdullah Zar-baqsh, an immigrant from Qom, Persia. The settlement was named for Zar-Bakshs only son, Zaid (b. 462 Hijri (1070 AD)).

Zaidpur in the past, History of Zaidpur

Zar-baqsh was a descendant of the prophet Muhammad through his daughter, Fatimah and her husband, Ali, and thus was of the Rizvi family, in the 14th generation from Muhammad. Zar-baqshs father was Yaqoob and his grandfather was Ahmad (924–969 AD), a naqib (official investigator) of Qom.

The list below describes the descendants of Muhammad to Zaid, after whom Zaidpur was named.


Enterprises in Zaidpur include a postal service; bank; school; an LPG gas agency; sugar cane farming equipment sales; winnowing fan sales; cinema halls; medical services; and small scale textile manufacturing (for example, scarves and cotton stoles from a tradition of hand-loom weaving).


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