- Benares enjoys the first reputation for work in brass and copper.
- Havell, Benares (1906); M.
- Baranasi, the modern Benares, had in the time of Megasthenes a circuit of 25 m.
- Chait Sing, raja of Benares, the greatest of the vassal chiefs who had grown rich under the protection of the British rule, lay under the suspicion of disloyalty.
- When he reached Benares and presented his demands, the raja rose in insurrection, and the governor-general barely escaped with his life.