Bundelkhand


Bun·del·khand

geographical name \ˈbn-dəl-ˌkənd\

Definition of BUNDELKHAND

region N cen India containing headwaters of the Yamuna; now chiefly in N Madhya Pradesh

Bundelkhand

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Historic region, central India. Long inhabited by various dynasties, it was finally settled by the Bundela Rajputs in the 14th century. For centuries afterward they engaged in warfare with the Muslim power of Delhi. After a period of Mughal rule, the Marathas extended their influence, but by 1817 the British government had acquired all territorial rights over the region. After Indian independence was achieved, Bundelkhand in 1948 merged into Vindhya Pradesh, which in turn merged with Madhya Pradesh in 1956.

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