See also:district of
See also:British India in the
See also:Nagpur division of the Central Provinces . The administrative headquarters are at the
See also:town of Burha . The district contains an
See also:area of 3132 sq. m . It forms the eastern portion of the central
See also:plateau which divides the 'T . Steuernagel, Einwanderung der israelitischen Stamm (1901) . province from east to west . These
See also:highlands, formerly known as the
See also:Raigarh Bichhia
See also:tract, remained desolate and neglected until 1866, when the district of Balaghat was formed, and the
See also:country opened to the industrious and enterprising peasantry of the
See also:Wainganga valley . Geographically the district is divided into three distinct parts :'-(i) The
See also:southern lowlands, a slightly undulating plain, comparatively well cultivated and drained by the Wainganga, Bagh, Deo, Ghisri and Son
See also:rivers . (2) The long narrow valley known as the Mau Taluka, lying between the hills and the Wainganga
See also:river, and comprising a long, narrow, irregular-shaped
See also:lowland tract, intersected by
See also:hill ranges and peaks covered with dense
See also:jungle, and
See also:running generally from
See also:north to south . (3) The lofty plateau, inwhich is situated the Raigarh Bichhia tract, comprising irregular ranges of hills, broken into numerous valleys, and generally running from east to west . The highest points in the hills of the district are as follows:—Peaks above Lanji, 2300 or 2500 feet; Tepagarh hill,, about 2600 ft . ; and Bhainsaghat range, about 3000 ft. above the
See also:sea .
See also:principal rivers in the district are the Wainganga, and its tributaries, the Bagh, Nahra and Uskal ; a few smaller streams, such as the Masmar, the Mahkara, &c: ; and the Banjar, Halon and Jamunia, tributaries of the
See also:Nerbudda, which drain a portion of the upper plateau . In the
See also:middle of the 19th century the upper
See also:part of the district was an impenetrable waste . About that
See also:time one Lachhman
See also:Naik established the first villages on the Paraswara plateau . But ' a handsome Buddhist
See also:temple of cut
See also:stone, belonging to some remote
See also:period, is suggestive of a
See also:civilization which had disappeared before historic times . The population in
See also:tool was 326,521, showing a decrease of 15% in the
See also:decade, due to the effects of
See also:famine . A large part of the area is still covered with
See also:forest, the most valuable
See also:tree being sal . There are few
See also:good roads . The Gondia-
See also:line of the Bengal-Nagpur railway traverses the Wainganga valley in the west of the district . The district suffered very severely from the famine of 1896-1897 . It suffered again in 1900, when in
See also:April the number of persons relieved
See also:rose above
See also:ioo,000 .
BALADHURI (ABU-L-'ABBAS AHMAD IBN YAHYA IBN JABIR A...
VICTOR BALAGUER (1824-19o1)
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