Malda District has always been an important seat of power in West Bengal. The existence of this historic location can be traced back to long back, at least to the existence of Mauryan Empire. Though the cities of Gaur and Pandura had always kept the district in the list of prominent locations of Bengal, due to the concentration of power at these two blocks, Malda city came into existence only after the arrival of British troops in this area, in 18th century. The chronological evidences of last 1500 years of this area are preserved in the museum of Malda city. Let us explore the history and origin of Malda in detail.