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Beyond Google with Ajay Singh: The untold story of Begum Samru and her church in Sardhana

Editor's note:There are known unknowns, unknown knowns and known knowns. And then there’s all that Ajay Singh knows. Firstpost’s executive editor mines his decades-long experience reporting on politics to tell stories from the heartland that even Google can’t unearth.

This episode of Beyond Google with Ajay Singh takes you through the winding streets of Sardhana district in the historic city of Meerut. Sardhana is mostly associated with its MLA Sangeet Som, infamous for his association to the Muzaffarnagar riots.

But when you look beyond the headlines, Sardhana is also known for its Roman Catholic Church. The church unveils the fascinating tale of Begum Samru. The influential Samru ruled Sardhana under the Mughal era, and her command over the area made her a subject of interest for the British. Find out about her remarkable life, the church and more:

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Updated Date: Mar 09, 2017 16:48:46 IST