Firozabad situated in western Uttar Pradesh is a famous commercial center. Situated 200 Kilometers from Delhi, Firozabad is famous through out the world for its glass works. The economy of this city is altogether based around manufacturing bangles and other glass products.
Firozabad has been named after a minor Mogul General named Feroze. It
is said that Feroze was send by Emperor Akbar to vanquish the thugs and
bandits who inhabited this region. The place has been mentioned again
during 18th century as a 'Pargana' or sub-division. In 1857, Chauhans of
Mainpuri, Jamidar of Chandwar with local Mallahs took active parts in
freedom struggle. Famous Urdu poet Munir Shikohabadi too was sentenced
to Kala pani by the East India company government. People of this city
took part in "Khilafat Movement", "Quit India Movement",
and "Namak Satyagrah" and went to the jail during these
Firozabad is the premiere center of glassware manufacturing in India.
Although this town produces a large variety and range of glassware in
India, it has become synonymous to Bangles. They come in thousands of
designs, patterns and colors and are universally liked.
The ancient name of town was Chandwar nagar that was renamed Firozabad
by Akbar The Great. The city is the home to the glass industry since
15th century. At that time, apart from bangles, Jhad-Phanus or Indian
Chandeliers was the major produce here. Apart from that, heavily
decorated phials of Itra, Scents and other cosmetic products were also
made. As time passed, the city started producing items like Bangles,
Kangans and Kara etc for the general public.