Bharuch

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Bharuch

(bəro͞o`chə, –rōch`), formerly

Broach,

city (1991 pop. 139,029), Gujarat state, W India, on the Gulf of Khambat. A port at the mouth of the Narmada River, Bharuch ships cotton, wheat, and timber and manufactures textiles, ink, and glass. Bharuch was an important Buddhist center in the 7th cent. Under the Rajput dynasty (750–1300), it was the chief port of W India.
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To both of these market-towns large vessels are regularly sent from Barygaza, loaded with copper and sandalwood and timbers of teakwood and logs of blackwood (sesaminon) and ebony.
North Indian ports, especially Barygaza, exported both local goods and items from far afield (e.
Archaeological evidence is not available from Barygaza, nor does evidence from elsewhere support this on a regular basis.
The ports of Barbarikon and Barygaza in the northwest and the twin ports of Muziris/Nelkynda in the southwest on the Malabar coast are therefore integral to this discussion, but archaeological evidence from them is lacking.