Location of Madhya Bharat in India, 1951
Basaltic columns at Kavadia hills
Tehsils of Dewas district

11) Dewas District

- Madhya Bharat

After India's independence in 1947, the Rajas of Dewas acceded to India, and their states were integrated into Madhya Bharat, which became a state of India in 1950.

- Dewas district
Location of Madhya Bharat in India, 1951

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Shajapur district

District of Madhya Pradesh state of central India.

District of Madhya Pradesh state of central India.

The district is bounded by Ujjain District to the west, Dewas and Sehore to the south and Rajgarh to the north.

When Gwalior acceded to the Government of India after Indian Independence in 1947, Shajapur District, along with the rest of Gwalior State, became part of Madhya Bharat.

Malwa

Historical region of west-central India occupying a plateau of volcanic origin.

Historical region of west-central India occupying a plateau of volcanic origin.

Ceramic goblet of the Malwa culture from Navdatoli, Malwa, 1300 BCE.
Coin showing Karttikeya and Lakshmi (Ujjain, circa 150–75 BC)
Rani Roopmati Pavilion at Mandu, built by Miyan Bayezid Baz Bahadur (1555–62)
Sculpture of a Holkar courtier from Fort Ahilya.
Malwa (central India, in yellow), as depicted in the Ostell's New General Atlas, 1814
The Vindhya Range marks the southern boundary of the plateau, and is the source of many rivers of the region.
The Sambhar is one of the most common wild animals found in the region.
A girl from the Gadia Lohars nomadic tribe of Marwar, cooking on the outskirts of a village in Ratlam district
Children in an opium field in Malwa
A Maratha-styled sculpture from Maheshwar
Typical countryside near Mhow during the monsoon season
The Vijay Balla ("Victory Bat") made out of concrete with names of the players of the Indian team who won the test series against England (1971) and West Indies(1972)
Mandu Valley
Maheshwar Fort (exterior)
Maheshwar Fort (interior)

Politically and administratively, it is also synonymous with the former state of Madhya Bharat which was later merged with Madhya Pradesh.

The region includes the Madhya Pradesh districts of Agar, Dewas, Dhar, Indore, Jhabua, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Rajgarh, Ratlam, Shajapur, Ujjain, and parts of Guna and Sehore, and the Rajasthan districts of Jhalawar and parts of Kota, Banswara and Pratapgarh.

Khargone district

District of Madhya Pradesh state in central India.

District of Madhya Pradesh state in central India.

After the independence and merger of the Princely states with Union of India in 1948, this territory became West Nimar district of Madhya Bharat.

The district is surrounded by Dhar, Indore and Dewas in the North; Jalgaon District of Maharashtra state in the South; Khandwa and Burhanpur district in the East; and Barwani district in the west.