Katwa, Or Cutwa
KATWA, or CUTWA, a town in Bardwan district, Bengal, India, situated at the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Ajai rivers, 23° 38' 55" N. lat., 88° 10' 40" E. long. It is one of the principal seats of district trade, and the residence of many wealthy native merchants. Nov a purely commercial town, it was formerly regarded as the key to Murshida' bad. The old fort, of which scarcely a vestige now remains, is noted as the scene of the defeat of the Marhattas by I All Vardi Khan. Population in 1872, 7963.