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Borsad is a city and a municipality in Anand district in the state of Gujarat, India. It is located around 17 km from Anand. It is surrounded by the fertile Charotar region which largely produces tobacco, bananas, cotton, barley and other agricultural crops. The Patel community owns majority of business establishments here, most of whom are from the 400 house community that dominates Mahatma Gandhi Gunj Bazar and Janata bazar. Other communities that live in Borsad are Brahmins, Jains, Kshatriya, Muslims and Christians borsad was formed on 2 JuneGandhiji passed through Borsad during the Dandi March satyagrah. Borsad was the seat of the Borsad satyagraha in 1922-23.Dr. B.R.Ambedkar writes about a negative discriminatory experience of a young Bhangi boy in Borsad in his autobiographical book, Waiting for a Visa (chapter 3).

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