A report on Vindhya Pradesh

1951 map of India. Vindhya Pradesh is shown in the centre.
Vindhya Pradesh 1950-56 Map
1951 map of India. Vindhya Pradesh is shown in the centre.

Former state of India.

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1951 map of India. Vindhya Pradesh is shown in the centre.

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Madhya Pradesh

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State in central India.

State in central India.

Physical map of Madhya Pradesh village Tumen Ashoknagar
Matang was completely developed and manufactured by Vehicle Factory Jabalpur
Woman harvesting wheat, Raisen district
Performing Mallakhamba
Holkar Stadium in Indore.
Mesolithic rock painting, Bhimbetka rock shelters, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Khajuraho
Bateshwar temple complex, Padavli, Morena
Chausath Yogini Temple, Mitavli, Morena
Sahastra Bahu Temples, Gwalior Fort
Teli ka Mandir, Gwalior Fort
Shiva Temple in Bhojpur
Lakshmi Temple, Orchha
Brahma statue with various deities at Amarkantak.
Gwalior Fort, Gwalior
Gwalior Fort
Langur monkey (Semnopithecus dussumieri), Orchha
Tigress with cubs in Kanha Tiger Reserve
Tickell's blue flycatcher, Bandhavgarh National Park
Vultures in the nest, Orchha
Male nilgais fighting, Lakeshwari, Gwalior district
Narmada River
Son River, Umaria district, MP, India
The River Narmada flows through a gorge of marble rocks in Bhedaghat, Jabalpur
The Shri Ram Ghat on the Shipra River in Ujjain
Betwa in the Ashoknagar District of Madhya Pradesh
Children in Raisen district, Bhil tribe
Shepherds in Chambal
A young farmer in Umaria district
Young Baiga women
Bagh Print Traditional hand block print craft in Bagh.
A man playing flute in Orchha, with a white tilak on his forehead, and holy saffron-coloured clothes.
Sand sculpture by Sudarshan Pattnaik at Bandrabhan near Hoshangabad
Rajiv Gandhi Technical University's main gate
IIM Indore's aerial panoramic view
St. Aloysius Senior Secondary School, Jabalpur, established in the year 1868 is among the oldest schools in India
Tigress with cubs in Kanha Tiger Reserve

In 1956, this state was reorganised and its parts were combined with the states of Madhya Bharat, Vindhya Pradesh and Bhopal to form the new Madhya Pradesh state, the Marathi-speaking Vidarbha region was removed and merged with the Bombay State.

Central India Agency in 1909

Central India Agency

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Created in 1854, by amalgamating the Western Malwa Agency with other smaller political offices which formerly reported to the Governor-General of India.

Created in 1854, by amalgamating the Western Malwa Agency with other smaller political offices which formerly reported to the Governor-General of India.

Central India Agency in 1909
View of the Agency House in Dhar State, one of the former centres southwest. Lalitpur District, part of the United Provinces, split the Central India Agency into eastern and western portions.

The eastern portion of Central India Agency, including Bagelkhand and Bundelkhand agencies, became the new state Vindhya Pradesh.

Administrative divisions of India in 1951

States and union territories of India

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Federal union comprising 28 states and 8 union territories, with a total of 36 entities.

Federal union comprising 28 states and 8 union territories, with a total of 36 entities.

Administrative divisions of India in 1951

Vindhya Pradesh (formerly Central India Agency).

Location of Madhya Bharat in India, 1951

Madhya Bharat

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Indian state in west-central India, created on 28 May 1948 from twenty-five princely states which until 1947 had been part of the Central India Agency, with Jiwajirao Scindia as its Rajpramukh.

Indian state in west-central India, created on 28 May 1948 from twenty-five princely states which until 1947 had been part of the Central India Agency, with Jiwajirao Scindia as its Rajpramukh.

Location of Madhya Bharat in India, 1951

It was bordered by the states of Bombay (presently Gujarat and Maharashtra) to the southwest, Rajasthan to the northwest, Uttar Pradesh to the north, and Vindhya Pradesh to the east, and Bhopal State and Madhya Pradesh to the southeast.

Administrative divisions of India in 1951. Note that Sikkim was independent until 1975.

States Reorganisation Act, 1956

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Major reform of the boundaries of India's states and territories, organising them along linguistic lines.

Major reform of the boundaries of India's states and territories, organising them along linguistic lines.

Administrative divisions of India in 1951. Note that Sikkim was independent until 1975.
South Indian states prior to the States Reorganisation Act
Indian states after the States Reorganisation Act

Several states were merged into existing provinces; others were organised into unions, such as Rajputana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Bharat, and Vindhya Pradesh, made up of multiple princely states; a few, including Mysore, Hyderabad, Bhopal, and Bilaspur, remained separate states.

Rewa district

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District of the Madhya Pradesh state in central India.

District of the Madhya Pradesh state in central India.

Rewa was capital city of Vindhya Pradesh.

Vindhya range seen from Mandav, Madhya Pradesh

Vindhya Range

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Complex, discontinuous chain of mountain ridges, hill ranges, highlands and plateau escarpments in west-central India.

Complex, discontinuous chain of mountain ridges, hill ranges, highlands and plateau escarpments in west-central India.

Vindhya range seen from Mandav, Madhya Pradesh
Map of prominent mountain ranges in India, showing Vindhyas in central India
The Vindhyas are seen as the southern boundary of Aryavarta in this map. Note that historically, the term "Vindhyas" covered the Satpura range that lies to the south of Narmada.
A map of the "Vindhyan Series" from Geological Survey of India (1871)

The former Vindhya Pradesh was named after the Vindhya Range.

Rewa (princely state)

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Rajput princely state of India, surrounding its eponymous capital, the town of Rewa.

Rajput princely state of India, surrounding its eponymous capital, the town of Rewa.

The Maharaja of Rewa in 1877
The Govindgarh palace of the Maharaja of Rewa in 1882
Central India Agency Map
Flag of Rewa State in the 19th century
Elephant Carriage of the Maharaja of Rewa, Delhi Durbar of 1903.

Rewa later merged with the Union of India and became part of Vindhya Pradesh, which was formed by the merger of the former princely states of the Baghelkhand and Bundelkhand agencies.

Gopalaswami Ayyangar, Minister for States, Addressing the Rajpramukhs' Conference in New Delhi on 16 March 1952.

Rajpramukh

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Administrative title in India which existed from India's independence in 1947 until 1956.

Administrative title in India which existed from India's independence in 1947 until 1956.

Gopalaswami Ayyangar, Minister for States, Addressing the Rajpramukhs' Conference in New Delhi on 16 March 1952.

Subsequently, many other Indian states merged with their neighbouring Indian states on the same lines to form the covenanting states known as Vindhya Pradesh, Patiala and East Punjab States Union (PEPSU), Rajputana, etc.

Tikamgarh district

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One of the 52 districts of Madhya Pradesh state in central India.

One of the 52 districts of Madhya Pradesh state in central India.

Welcome gate at Jhansi Road In TKG
Lakshmi Temple, Orchha.

After merger, it became one of the eight districts of Vindhya Pradesh state in 1948.