All about TOWN

Bangalore was all about pete,ooru,palya etc till British came in here around 1800 AD to establish there military base , Bangalore was not a new military base for British in the region but it was a transfer of military base from Srirangapatana to Bangalore.
Once British entered the Bangalore a new area called “Cantonment” came into existence, Then the Bangalore mainly know by two areas i.e. Old Bangalore or Pete area and Cantonment.
Old Bangalore was mainly consist of region established by Kempe Gowda and Cantonment mainly consist the new area which British established, Then the Locality in the Cantonment was called TOWNs thus the Towns entered into Bangalore, usually the town use to name under some British officers who were quite famous in order to respect there work.

Below are the towns of current Bangalore.

  • Austin Town
  • Benson Town
  • Cleveland Town
  • Cooke Town
  • Cox Town
  • Frazer Town
  • Langford Town
  • Mcliver Town
  • Murphy Town
  • Pottery Town
  • Richards Town
  • Richmond Town
  • St. Thomas Town
  • Tasker Town

Do let me know if someone known the history of any particular town here and also if I have missed out some towns in the list.

3 Comments so far

  1. Rahul Narula (unregistered) on June 5th, 2007 @ 11:42 pm

    This list should be sent immediately to Bangalore Govt(which is currently idle) so that they can start on renaming all of these.
    Should be a big 5 yr plan for them.


  2. eniyavel (unregistered) on June 7th, 2007 @ 3:48 pm

    Hereonwards all the town should be renamed to ‘townu’, so here it goes

    Austin Townu
    Benson Townu
    Cox Townu
    Frazer Townu
    Langford Townu
    Murphy Townu
    Richmond Townu


  3. OnduMaathu (unregistered) on June 8th, 2007 @ 4:27 am

    I dont mean to be rude. So please take a deep breath and focus only on the content (not intent) that follows.

    Readers of this blog do expect that this is a blog about Bangalore – but also that this is a blog that is in English. So, logically, the bloggers should be *at-ease* with both. I appreciate your enthusiasm (really, I do), but when you take more than just colloquial liberties with the language, it makes the reader’s experience unpleasant.

    Language is a writer’s primary tool. Please consider blogging in a language that you can use more effectively.



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