This article has been extracted from
THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF INDIA , 1908.
OXFORD, AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.
Note: National, provincial and district boundaries have changed considerably since 1908. Typically, old states, ‘divisions’ and districts have been broken into smaller units, units, and many tahsils upgraded to districts.Many units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.
Town in the Mohan tahsil of Unao District, United Provinces, situated in 26 48' N. and 8o° 28' E., on the bank of a fine lake 20 miles north of Unao town. Population (1901), 6,153. It is said to have been founded in the eleventh century by a dhobi or washer- man, named Asun, but has no history. Asiwan contains a number of mosques and temples, and a fine masonry sarai built early in the nineteenth century. There is a small manufacture of coarse cotton cloth, and a market is held twice a week. A school has about 98 pupils.