Maniesh Paul continues to unearth mysteries of India’s greatest legends and tales in Warner Bros. Discovery’s ‘History Hunter’. The upcoming episode will unravel facts of how the city of Lakhpat that was considered to be a financial hub in the early 18th century went on to become a barren land. Located in Kutch, Gujarat, Lakhpat is situated near Kori Creek and is surrounded by a 7 km long wall along its shore.
The regions nearby to Lakhpat were used to cultivate rice, cotton, and ghee, amongst other items that were exported to Sri Lanka, and other Southeast Asian countries. Agriculture was the main source of revenue for the city. It was also the hub for international business with African & Gulf countries as well. The city was way ahead of its time with the concepts of credit and insurance back then that was facilitated with the use of paper. Legends say that even Guru Nanak Ji had visited the city as well before adjourning on one of his journeys. The famous Gaus Mohammad Kubo Dargah is also located in the city and is visited by pilgrims across the world. However, Saint Ghaus Mohammad only entered the city, 20 years after its downfall.
Many theories surface on the scenario that led to the misfortune of the city of Lakhpat. From jealousy of other kings that led to war to a desire of a royal love story and natural calamities, the city withstood a lot of events, and eventually crumbled to ill fate.
Acquaint yourself with the history of Lakhpat City, once India’s financial hub, only on the upcoming episode of History Hunter, December 18 2023 at 9PM on Discovery Channel and discovery+.
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