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Karnal(kərnäl`), city (1991 pop. 176,131), Haryana state, N central India. The town's name is derived from Karna, the rival of Arjuna in the Sanskrit MahabharataMahabharata
, classical Sanskrit epic of India, probably composed between 200 B.C. and A.D. 200. The Mahabharata, comprising more than 90,000 couplets, usually of 32 syllables, is the longest single poem in world literature.
..... Click the link for more information. epic. It is on the Delhi-Ambala railroad. Karnal is a market for cotton, salt, wheat, and metal. It is a cattle-breeding center and the site of the National Dairy Research Institute. There are manufactures in vegetable oil, perfume, and liquor. The British occupied the town in 1805.
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