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 (bē′kə-nîr′, -nâr′)
A city of northwest India in the Thar Desert near the Pakistani border west-southwest of Delhi. It has several 16th-century Rajput palaces built of red sandstone.


(Placename) a walled city in NW India, in Rajasthan: capital of the former state of Bikaner, on the edge of the Thar Desert. Pop: 529 007 (2001)


(ˈbi kəˌnɪər, -ˌnɛr, ˈbɪk ə-)

a city in NW Rajasthan, India. 416,289.
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Next holidays he was out with Mahbub, and here, by the way, he nearly died of thirst, plodding through the sand on a camel to the mysterious city of Bikanir, where the wells are four hundred feet deep, and lined throughout with camel-bone.
Limited Tenders are invited for Preservation Of 1770 Nos Tommy Bar At Store Dump Bikanir Under Ge Engineer Park Suratgarh.
Middle row: Sir SP Sinha (First Native Member of Viceroy's Council, India), The Maharajah of Bikanir (representing the Ruling Princes of India), Sir James Meston (Lieutenant-Governor of United Provinces of Agra and Oudh), The Rt Hon Austen Chamberlain (Secretary for India), The Rt Hon Lord Robert Cecil (Minister of Blockade), The Rt Hon Walter H.
Momin Muslims living in certain parts of Rajasthan such as Ajmer Jaisalmir Bikanir and Barmer are faced with highly disturbing situation of forcible re-conversion to Hinduism.
Geographically, Cholistan comprises of parts from district Bahawalnagar on the east, district Ghotki of Sindh province on the west, district Jasilmir and state of Bikanir (India) on the south and district Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan on the north.