Maharashtra StateMaharashtrianMaharashtra, India
The largest princely states in the territory were Nagpur, Satara and Kolhapur; Satara was annexed to the Bombay Presidency in 1848, and Nagpur was annexed in 1853 to become Nagpur Province, later part of the Central Provinces. Berar, which had been part of the Nizam of Hyderabad's kingdom, was occupied by the British in 1853 and annexed to the Central Provinces in 1903. However, a large part called Marathwada remained part of the Nizam's Hyderabad State throughout the British period. The period of British rule was marked by social reforms and an improvement in infrastructure as well as revolts due to their discriminatory policies.


It is the second in the Vidarbha region after Nagpur. It is located at MIDC area on the Wardha-Sevagram road. The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences is the major medical college in the city. Bapurao Deshmukh College of Engineering founded by the trust in the name of freedom fighter Shri Bapurao Deshmukh is the major and oldest engineering college in the city. The Ramkrishna Bajaj College Of Agriculture is an agriculture college in the city. The Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya is an international lingual college in the city. Wardha also has social and cultural clubs such as Active Buddies Club for social and cultural growth in the city.


These parallel chains run from the Arabian Sea coast in Gujarat in the west to the coal-rich Chota Nagpur Plateau in Jharkhand in the east. To the south, the remaining peninsular landmass, the Deccan Plateau, is flanked on the west and east by coastal ranges known as the Western and Eastern Ghats; the plateau contains the country's oldest rock formations, some over one billion years old. Constituted in such fashion, India lies to the north of the equator between 6° 44' and 35° 30' north latitude and 68° 7' and 97° 25' east longitude.


Hindi-languageHindi languageHindi हिंदी
Hindi (Devanagari: हिन्दी, IAST: Hindī), or Modern Standard Hindi (Devanagari: मानक हिन्दी, IAST: Mānak Hindī) is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language. Hindi, written in the Devanagari script, is one of the official languages of India, along with the English language. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of the Republic of India. However, it is not the national language of India because no language was given such a status in the Indian constitution.

List of higher education institutions in Maharashtra

Institutions of higher education in MaharashtralistMaharashtra
. * Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha. granted university / State university status Private universities are approved by the UGC. They can grant degrees but they are not allowed to have off-campus affiliated colleges. National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai]] * All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur * Sainik School, Satara * National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla * Armed Forces Medical College * National School of Leadership * List of institutions of higher education in Goa Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, Aurangabad. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Nagpur.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

RSSpracharakRashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)
After returning to Nagpur, Hedgewar organized anti-British activities through the Kranti Dal (Party of Revolution) and participated in Tilak's Home Rule campaign in 1918. According to the official RSS history, he came to realize that revolutionary activities alone were not enough to overthrow the British. After reading V. D. Savarkar's Hindutva, published in Nagpur in 1923, and meeting Savarkar in the Ratnagiri prison in 1925, Hedgewar was extremely influenced by him, and he founded the RSS with the objective of strengthening the Hindu society.


conversion ceremonyDikshabhoomiNagpur
He selected Nagpur for his conversion ceremony, as he explained in his speech at that occasion, because Nagpur was the homeland of 'Nag' people who embraced Buddhism, supported it with great efforts in its early period, and propagated it throughout India. Ground near the Ramdaspeth area in Nagpur was selected for the ceremony. On 14 October 1956, Ambedkar and his wife took the oath of Three Jewels and Five Precepts from the Burmese monk Mahasthavir Chandramani from Kushinagar. Ambedkar then gave the oath of Three Jewels, Five Precepts, and 22 Vows to his thousands of followers. In this way, Nagpur became the birthplace of Neo Buddhist movement.

Madhya Pradesh

MPMadhya Pradesh StateM.P.
After the independence of India, Madhya Pradesh was created in 1950 from the former British Central Provinces and Berar and the princely states of Makrai and Chhattisgarh, with Nagpur as the capital of the state. The new states of Madhya Bharat, Vindhya Pradesh, and Bhopal were formed out of the Central India Agency. In 1956, the states of Madhya Bharat, Vindhya Pradesh, and Bhopal were merged into Madhya Pradesh, and the Marathi-speaking southern region Vidarbha, which included Nagpur, was ceded to Bombay state. Jabalpur was chosen to be the capital of the state but at the last moment, due to some political pressure, Bhopal was made the state capital.

Bakht Buland Shah

In 1853, the British took control of Nagpur after Raghoji III died without leaving an heir.

List of districts of Maharashtra

districtdistrictsdivisions of Maharashtra
Vidarbha - (Nagpur and Amravati divisions) - formerly part of (Central Provinces and Berar). Tehsils in Maharashtra. Maharashtra.

1994 Gowari stampede

Gowari stampedestampede
The 1994 Gowari stampede occurred at Nagpur, India on 23 November 1994 in which 114 people from the Gowari community were killed and 500 more injured. Nagpur Police were trying to disperse almost 50,000 Gowari protesters using a baton charge but it created panic and triggered a stampede amongst the protesters. Gowaris are an ethnic tribe of central India and are predominantly present in Nagpur. The main language of the tribe is Marathi. The majority of casualties were women and children who were crushed to death under the crowd’s feet as they scrambled to escape the police line. Some were victims of barbed wire piercing as they were climbing over high fences to escape.

Third Anglo-Maratha War

Third Mahratta WarAnglo-Maratha WarMahratta War
The northern portion of Bhonsle's dominions in and around Nagpur, together with the Peshwa's territories in Bundelkhand, were annexed by British India as the Saugor and Nerbudda Territories. The defeat of the Bhonsle and Holkar also resulted in the acquisition of the Maratha kingdoms of Nagpur and Indore by the British. Along with Gwalior from Shinde and Jhansi from the Peshwa, all of these territories became princely states acknowledging British control. The British proficiency in Indian war-making was demonstrated through their rapid victories in Khadki, Sitabuldi, Mahidpur, Koregaon, and Satara. The Maratha Empire was founded in 1674 by Shivaji of the Bhosle dynasty.

K. B. Hedgewar

Keshav Baliram HedgewarDr Keshav Baliram HedgewarDr. Hedgewar
Hedgewar founded the RSS in Nagpur in 1925, with the intention of promoting the concept of a united India rooted in Hinduism ideology. Hedgewar was born on Pratipada, Chaitra, Shukla Paksha, Vikram Samvat 1946 (1 April 1889) in a Marathi Deshastha Brahmin family in Nagpur. His parents were Baliram Pant Hedgewar and Revati, a couple of modest means. There were originally from a village called Kandurti in Andhra Pradesh, and Hedgewar's forefathers had moved to Nagpur a few generations back. The couple had six children – three daughters and three sons, Mahadev, Sitaram and the youngest, Keshav. When Keshav was thirteen, both his parents succumbed to the epidemic of plague.

Nagpur kingdom

NagpurJanojiPrincipal States of Nagpur
Nagpur. Nagpur district. Nagpur division.

1927 Nagpur riots

Nagpur riotsRiots
On the morning of 4 September, the day of Lakshmi Puja, Hindus took out a procession like every year, and passed in front of a mosque in the Mahal area of Nagpur. However, the Muslims stopped the procession this time around and did not allow it to pass through the area. In the afternoon, when the Hindus were resting after the morning procession, Muslim youths took out a procession shouting Allahu Akbar, armed with weapons like javelins, daggers and knives. Muslim youths threw stones at the house of Hedgewar, who was then away from Nagpur.

Central Provinces and Berar

Central ProvinceCentral ProvincesBerar
In 1818, the Maratha Bhonsle Maharajas of Nagpur submitted to British sovereignty. In 1853, on the death of Raghoji III without heirs, Nagpur was annexed by the British under the doctrine of lapse. Until the formation of the Central Provinces in 1861, Nagpur Province, which consisted of the Nagpur Division, Chhindwara and Chhattisgarh, was administered by a commissioner under the central colonial government. The Saugor and Nerbudda Territories were joined with the Nagpur province to constitute the new Central Provinces in 1861. On 1 October 1903 Berar was placed under the administration of the commissioner of the Central Provinces.

Dalit Buddhist movement

22 VowsAmbedkariteNeo-Buddhists
He fell out with Fuji, however, and started home, but, by his own account, was stopped by a dream in which a figure resembling Nagarjuna appeared and said, "Go to Nagpur". In Nagpur, he met Wamanrao Godbole, the person who had organised the conversion ceremony for Ambedkar in 1956. Sasai claims that when he saw a photograph of Ambedkar at Godbole's home, he realised that it was Ambedkar who had appeared in his dream. At first, Nagpur folk considered Surai Sasai very strange. Then he began to greet them with "Jai Bhim" (victory to Ambedkar) and to build viharas.


Chhindwara, M.P.ChindwaraChindwarah
The nearest airport is Nagpur Airport (130 km). A small air strip is also available at Chhindwara for landing small airplanes of 5 to 10 passengers. Chhindwara is connected to nearby big cities like Nagpur, Jabalpur and Bhopal with frequent buses and taxi services round the clock. National Highway 547 is a National Highway in central India passes through Chhindwara. It connects Saoner in Maharashtra to Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh. National Highway 347 also passes through the city. It connects Multai and Seoni. Chhindwara railway station is part of the Satpura Railway and is shown on the Bilaspur-Nagpur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line.


The Nagpur Prashasti also credits Lakshma with several other victories, including subjugation of the Cholas and the Pandyas. These are poetic exaggerations that do not have any historical basis. Lakshma was succeeded by his younger brother Naravarman.

Nagpur Province

Nagpur Province was a province of British India that covered parts of the present-day states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Chhattisgarh. The city of Nagpur was the capital of the province. In 1861, Nagpur Province was merged into the Central Provinces together with the Saugor and Nerbudda Territories. Nagpur Province was formed after the death of the heirless Maharaja Raghoji III in 1853. The British used the doctrine of lapse to justify the annexation of the princely state of Nagpur. The province included the domains of the Maratha Bhonsle Maharajas of Nagpur, powerful members of the Maratha Confederacy who conquered large tracts of central and eastern India in the 18th century.

Nagpur Improvement Trust

Nagpur Improval Trust
Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) is a local civic government body with the task of developing new areas within city limits of Nagpur, India and maintaining existing city infrastructure. Trust works along with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) which is an elected body of city representatives (Corporation). NIT itself is not a democratically elected civic body and has members appointed in it from various levels like Government of Maharashtra, NMC and other representatives of Nagpur city. NIT thus has a small management body as compared to NMC. NIT holds the planning and development authority for Nagpur city but does not receive any funds from state government.

Nagpur Municipal Corporation

city government of NagpurNagpurNagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC)
Nagpur Municipal Corporation is the municipal body administering Nagpur, in Maharashtra state in Central India. Nagpur Municipal Council was established in 1864. At that time, Nagpur Municipal Council's geographical area was 15.5 km 2 and Nagpur City's population was around 82,000. The duties of the Nagpur Municipal Council include maintaining cleanliness, supplying street lights, and water supply with government assistance. In 1922, the Central Provinces & Berar Municipalities Act was framed for the proper functioning of the Municipal Council.

Vidhan Bhavan, Nagpur

Vidhan BhavanVidhan Bhawan
Thus, Nagpur lost its capital status. But, a Nagpur Pact was signed by the Maharashtra state govt. headed by Yashwantrao Chavan to protect the interests and equal development of the Vidarbha region. Accordingly, Nagpur was made the second capital of the Maharashtra and the winter session of the state legislature and the state legislative council was to be held at Nagpur.

Bombay High Court

High CourtHigh Court of BombayHigh Court of Judicature, Bombay
The court has benches in Nagpur, Aurangabad and Panaji. Nagpur is an industrial and commercial city situated in the centre of India. Formerly, it was the capital of the former State of CP & Berar, later old Madhya Pradesh and now it is the sub-capital of the State of Maharashtra. A full-fledged High Court was established at Nagpur on 9 January 1936. Later it was included as a separate bench in the Bombay High Court jurisdiction after the formation of the state of Maharashtra in 1960. Sir Gilbert Stone, a Judge of the Madras High Court was appointed as first Chief Justice. The foundation stone of the new building (present High Court building) was laid by late Sir Hyde Gowan on 9-1-1937.

Ambazari Lake

Ambazari lake is situated near the Southwest border of Nagpur, in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is one of the 11 lakes in Nagpur and is the largest lake in the city. The Nag River of Nagpur originates from this lake. This was built in the year 1870, under Bhonsle rule, for supplying water to the city. Government officials and eminent people were supplied water through clay pipes. This lake is near VNIT and surrounded by mango trees, gaining the name Ambazari as "Amba" means "mango" in Marathi. The lake was used to supply water to Nagpur for over 30 years. Due to pollution, it is not currently used as a water supply.