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Jalandhar was settled in ancient times, but information about this part of its history is scarce. The city of today became a major city of British India in the 1920's. After India gained its independence, from 1947 - 1953, Jalandhar was the capital of Punjab, until it was replaced by Chandigarh.
Today, Jalandhar is known for its architecture, rapid growth, and many temples and churches.
People Born in Jalandhar
Jalandhar in People's Lives
Lawrence Durrell: I was born here in 1912, the son of an engineer. Both of my parents, though British, had been born and raised in India, and so as a child I was raised in a distinctly Anglo-Indian atmosphere. I was the eldest son of my parents children. I was sent to Darjeeling around 1921, around the age of 9, to attend school.