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Hansot is located in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 21°35′0″N 72°48′0″E / 21.58333°N 72.80000°E / 21.58333; 72.80000Coordinates: 21°35′0″N 72°48′0″E / 21.58333°N 72.80000°E / 21.58333; 72.80000
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Bharuch
 • Total 12,525
 • Official Gujarati, Hansoti Urdu, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 912646
Nearest city Ankleshwar
Lok Sabha constituency Bharuch
Vidhan Sabha constituency Vagra
Website hansot.com

Hansot is a village in Bharuch district, Gujarat, India, & was originally called "Hansnagri" during the British Era; it is situated about 15 miles (24 km) south west of Bharuch on the south bank of the Narmada River.[1] The village and the surrounding taluka were acquired by the British in 1775, & subsequently returned to the local princely rulers in 1783, being finally incorporated into the Broach district of the Bombay Presidency in 1803.[1]

Hansot was once a small village known as Hansnagari. Soon, it grew into a town. Now it stands as a Taluka with a population of about fifteen thousand of which six thousand are Muslims, and who are thus entitled Hansotis. The Hansotis are a cosmopolitan array of ethnicities. Hansoti surnames are multi-layered reflecting their complex histories, and include amongst others, Shaikh (Sheikh), Pathan, Malek (Malik), Patel and Chauhan. (See Hansot Plates [2]). Hansotis are thus by heritage & geographical origin Gujarati Muslims.

It has modern amenities including Electricity, Telephone, Bus Station, Primary and Higher Secondary Schools, Hospitals, libraries, etc. It has two main communities - Muslims and Hindus.

Farming is the main occupation and a large number of people migrate to find jobs. Since, the Narmada river is nearby, Hansot is also famous for its Fish in Bharuch District.

It is located around 20 km from where the Narmada river merges with the Arabian sea. It is the largest Village between Surat and Ankleshwar. Ankleshwar is located 20 km. West from Hansot (Ankleshwar is Asia's largest industrial estate, and one of 190 industrial complexes in Gujarat's "Golden Corridor". The Golden Corridor, so called because of the money brought by rapid development, is an industrial belt running from Vapi at the southern end of Gujarat to Mahesana, about 270 miles to the North). Surat city is 51 km. West from Hansot.

Hansot is also a Taluka consisting of 52 villages. Taluka means Jurisdiction. So, several areas come under Hansot Taluka.[3]

Famous People[edit]

Shaikh Samad Studied the Parsi faith and reported to the Mughal Bādshāh (Emperor). (vide Navsari Sanad).

Bibi Turk [4] Confidant of Mughal Shahzadi (Princess) Jahan Ara, polymath, tax officer and humanitarian.

Farooq Shaikh Indian actor, philanthropist and popular T.V. presenter.

Abdulahad Malik Cricketer for Rajasthan Royals


After a hard day's work, the men traditionally retired to rest, often signified by adoption of the Lungi. This indicates southern Arabian or Malay influences.

A romantic passion for racing horses on the days of Eid, from the ancient historic Eid Gah and across the beaches washed by the Arabian Sea. This indicates Arabian and Mughal influences.

The language is a venerable archaic proto-Urdu, being neither completely in the camp of standard northern Delhi Urdu nor southern Dakhni Urdu. It is said by some to belong to the middle zone i.e. "Bombay Urdu", as with related cognates. [5] The language has defiantly retained Arabic and Turkic words, neither of which exist in many later Urdu standardisations. It also has picked up words from regional Indic languages, from northern to southern regions. As Hansotis are often seen as a rather independent and clannish community, with words being altered, the services of the professional academic would not go amiss.

Words: Sabāh, Kāti, Kāikélyèh, Baydāh, Choolāh, Gokhlay.


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Times of India
Sat, 14 Nov 2015 16:45:27 -0800

"Chikna while talking to Yunus asked him about those behind the Hansot riots near Bharuch which erupted on January 14. Intense ri valry in illegal shrimp farming done in about 8,000 hectares, with an estimated turnover of Rs 1500 crore and crores paid ...
Times of India
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:41:02 -0800

Kaushik Rathod, a resident of Navi Nagari in Hansot village near Bharuch, was arrested during checking at Gujarat Gas Circle in Adajan. Following specific information, the crime branch sleuths kept watch at the location from where Rathod was to pass.

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:02:48 -0800

The Bharuch district police have installed at least 20 cameras in Hansot village and three such cameras in nearby Sajod village under Public Private Partnership model to keep the area under surveillance after the communal riots that broke out on ...

The Indian Express

Times of India
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:45:15 -0800

SURAT: The last rites of the two victims of the communal violence that erupted on Wednesday at Hansot in Bharuch district were conducted under heavy police bandobast and in an atmosphere of uneasy calm on Thursday. Initially, relatives of the victims ...

C O U N T E R V I E W (press release) (blog)

C O U N T E R V I E W (press release) (blog)
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:03:45 -0700

A People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) fact-finding team has found that the communal clashes in and around Hansot taluka of Bharuch District in Gujarat, which led to the death of three innocent persons on January 14, 2015, the day of Uttarayan ...
Times of India
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:34:30 -0800

Even as police arrested 23-year-old Sajan Patel of Ambheta village of Hansot taluka for allegedly spreading the message, large number of minority community members marched up to the collector's office in Bharuch and submitted a memorandum flaying ...


Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:12:34 -0800

Amint meglátjuk a padlóra esett csipkés selyemkombinét, tudjuk, hogy azt Einar kecses ujjakkal, finoman fogja felemelni, ahogy megismerjük Einar régi barátját, Hansot (Matthias Schoenaerts), biztosak vagyunk benne, előbb-utóbb Gerda bele fog szeretni, ...
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:38:41 -0800

Bharuch Police has so far arrested 8 persons in case pertaining to killing of two Hindu youths on 14 January in Hansot village.Rashtriya Swayamsevak Santh(RSS) had in a statement in January said that both youths Pratik Maganbhai Patel and Sandip ...

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