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Bagelkhand
Bagelkhand
or Baghelkhand
Baghelkhand
is a region and also a mountain range in central India
India
that covers the northeastern regions of Madhya Pradesh and a small area of southeastern Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
(see map to the right). It includes the Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
districts of Rewa, Satna, Shahdol, Sidhi, and Singrauli and Chitrakoot of Uttar Pradesh. Bagelkhand
Bagelkhand
is surrounded by the Indo-Gangetic plains
Indo-Gangetic plains
in the north and east, Bundelkhand
Bundelkhand
in the west and the Vindhya range
Vindhya range
in the south. The Baghels, who give their name to the region, are a branch of the Solanki who once ruled in Gujarat
Gujarat
and migrated eastward in the 13th century. Vyaghra Dev was the first Solanki ruler who came to this area from Gujarat
Gujarat
and established his rule. Bagh is derived from Vyaghra, which is Sanskrit
Sanskrit
for "tiger". The descendants of Vyaghra Dev are known as Baghels.[citation needed] Bagelkhand Agency
Bagelkhand Agency
derived its name from the region. Bagelkhand
Bagelkhand
School of painting[edit]

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Bagelkhand
Bagelkhand
region of Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
is also known as Vindhya region. The art world is unaware of the painting tradition of this area. Raja Vishvanath Singh (1836-1857) was a great lover of art and he also wrote in Sanskrit. His Deewan (minister) Bansidhar was also a great scholar. During his times many mss were illuminated including shaktinidhi which contains several forms of Devi and Vishnunidhi which comprises different forms of Lord vishnu. References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Wikisource
Wikisource
has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Bagelkhand.

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Historical regions of North India

Ajmer Awadh Bagelkhand Bhojpur Braj Bundelkhand Delhi Doab Doaba Dhundhar Garhwal Gird Godwar Hadoti Jaisalmer Jangladesh Kumaon Magadha Mahakoshal Majha Malwa Malwa
Malwa
(Punjab) Marwar Mewar Mewat Mithila Nimar Purvanchal Rohilkhand Shekhawati Vagad

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Proposed states and territories of India

Proposed states

Awadh
Awadh
(Uttar Pradesh) Baghelkhand
Baghelkhand
(Uttar Pradesh/Madhya Pradesh) Bhojpur (Uttar Pradesh/Bihar) Bodoland
Bodoland
(Assam) Bundelkhand
Bundelkhand
(Uttar Pradesh/Madhya Pradesh) Chola Nadu
Chola Nadu
(Tamil Nadu) Coastal Andhra
Coastal Andhra
(Andhra Pradesh) Delhi Dimaraji
Dimaraji
(Assam/Nagaland) Dogradesh (Jammu and Kashmir) Garoland (Meghalaya) Gird (Madhya Pradesh) Gondwana (Madhya Pradesh/Chhattisgarh/Odisha) Gorkhaland
Gorkhaland
(West Bengal) Harit Pradesh
Harit Pradesh
(Uttar Pradesh) Kalyana Karnataka
Kalyana Karnataka
(Karnataka) Kamtapur
Kamtapur
(West Bengal) Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir) Khandesh
Khandesh
(Maharashtra) Kodagu (Karnataka) Kongu Nadu
Kongu Nadu
(Tamil Nadu) Konkan
Konkan
(Maharashtra/Goa/Karnataka) Kosal (Odisha) Kutch
Kutch
(Gujarat) Mahakoshal
Mahakoshal
(Madhya Pradesh) Malwa
Malwa
(Madhya Pradesh) Male Nadu
Male Nadu
(Karnataka) Marathwada
Marathwada
(Maharashtra) Maru Pradesh (Rajasthan) Mithila (Bihar) Nagalim
Nagalim
(Nagaland/Assam/Arunachal Pradesh) Pandya Nadu
Pandya Nadu
(Tamil Nadu) Panun Kashmir
Panun Kashmir
(Jammu and Kashmir) Puducherry Purvanchal
Purvanchal
(Uttar Pradesh) Rayalaseema
Rayalaseema
(Andhra Pradesh) Saurashtra (Gujarat) Seemanchal (Bihar) Tipraland
Tipraland
(Tripura) Tulu Nadu
Tulu Nadu
(Karnataka/Kerala) Vidarbha
Vidarbha
(Maharashtra) Vindhya Pradesh
Vindhya Pradesh
(Madhya Pradesh) Uttarandhra
Uttarandhra
(Andhra Pradesh)

Proposed territories

Karaikal (Puducherry) Karbi Anglong
Karbi Anglong
(Assam) Ladakh
Ladakh
(Jammu and Kashmir)

Current states and

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