In 1733 the peshwa of Poona invaded Bundelkhand; and in 1735 the Mahrattas had established their power in Saugor.
Banda, which forms one of the districts included under the general name of Bundelkhand, has formed an arena of contention for the successive races who have struggled for the sovereignty of India.
CHARKHARI, a native state in the Bundelkhand agency of Central India.
The chief, whose title is maharaja, is a Rajput of the Bundela clan, descended from Chhatar Sal, the champion of the independence of Bundelkhand in the 18th century.
BUNDELKHAND, a tract of country in Central India, lying between the United and the Central Provinces.
Historically it includes the five British districts of Hamirpur, Jalaun, Jhansi, Lalitpur and Banda, which now form part of the Allahabad division of the United Provinces, but politically it is restricted to a collection of native states, under the Bundelkhand agency.
The plains of Bundelkhand are intersected by three mountain ranges, the Bindhachal, Panna and Bander chains, the highest elevation not exceeding 2000 ft.
Beyond these ranges the country is further diversified by isolated hills rising abruptly from a common level, and presenting from their steep and nearly inaccessible scarps eligible sites for castles and strongholds, whence the mountaineers of Bundelkhand have frequently set at defiance the most powerful of the native states of India.
The Sind, rising near Sironj in Malwa, marks the frontier line of Bundelkhand on the side of Gwalior.
An Indian proverb avers that "one native of Bundelkhand commits as much fraud as a hundred Dandis" (weighers of grain, and notorious rogues).
The prevailing religion in Bundelkhand is Hinduism.
The earliest dynasty recorded to have ruled in Bundelkhand were the Garhwas, who were succeeded by the Parihars; but nothing is known of either.
Boo the Parihars are said to have been oustedby the Chandels, and Dangha Varma, chief of the Chandel Rajputs, appears to have established the earliest paramount power in Bundelkhand towards the close of the 10th century A.D.
The Mahrattas gradually extended their influence over Bundelkhand, and in 1792 the peshwa was acknowledged as the lord paramount of the country.
THE DEMAND FOR BUNDELKHAND STATE, Today the demand for a separate BUNDELKHAND state is a burning issue in INDIA.The people of Bundelkhand region are demanding statehood for this region.Bundelkhand Akikrit party is struggeling for this demand.The Party Head SANJAY PANDEY organised many DHARNA and DEMONSTRATIONS in front of Indian parliament with thousands of supporters.
The demanded BUNDELKHAND state covers Mahoba,Jhansi,Lalitpur,Hamirpur,Banda,Chitrakoot,Jalaun,Datia,Chhatarpur,Panna,Tikamgarh,Sagar,Bhind,Satna districts of INDIA.
Separate Bundelkhand state : Why?
Bundelkhand is full of minerals .The land is also fertile.
Sanjay Pandey the convener of Bundelkhand Akikrit Party says that there is a single solution to develop bundelkhand region .
After formation of bundelkhand state the administration will also be efficient due to smaller state.
The four crore people of bundelkhand speak Bundeli language having same culture .So they collectively deserve for own statehood .Sanjay Pandey the leader of Bundelkhand Akikrit Party says that the area of bundelkhand region is nearly 2.5 lakh square KM, which is more than the areas of Tripura,Meghalaya,Himachal Pradesh,Haryana,Mijoram,Manipur etc. If Bundelkhand is formed ;it will be the ninth bigger state of India.
DATIA, a native state of Central India, in the Bundelkhand agency.
It lies in the extreme north-west of Bundelkhand, near Gwalior, and is surrounded on all sides by other states of Central India, except on the east where it meets the United Provinces.
AJAIGARH, or ADJYGURH, a native state of India, in Bundelkhand, under the Central India agency.
CHHATARPUR, a native state in the Bundelkhand agency of Central India.
The chief, whose hereditary title is raja, is a Rajput of the Ponwar clan, whose ancestor dispossessed the descendant of Chhatar Sal, the founder of Bundelkhand independence, towards the end of the 18th century.
Until that date Bagelkhand was under the Bundelkhand agency, with which it is geographically and historically connected; a general description of the country will be found under that heading.
They cover a large area in Bengal and Madras and extend into Ceylon; and they are found also in Bundelkhand and in Gujarat.
At the present day the only place where the search for diamonds is pursued as a regular industry is the native state of Panna in Bundelkhand The stones are found by digging down through several strata of gravelly soil and washing the earth.
By Chota Nagpur, Rewa, the Bundelkhand states, and the Central Provinces; and on the W.
South of the Jumna is the poor and backward region of Bundelkhand, comprising the districts of Jalaun, Jhansi, Hamirpur and Banda.
The southernmost portion of Bundelkhand is much cut up by spurs of sandstone and granite hills, running down from the Vindhyan system; but the northern half near the Jumna has a somewhat richer soil, and comes nearer in character to the plain of Doab.
The division south of the Ganges comprises portions of Allahabad, Benares and Ghazipur, together with the whole of Mirzapur, and in general features somewhat resembles Bundelkhand, but the lowlands along the river bank are more fertile.
In addition there are the following secondary streams: the Kalinadi and the Hindan flow through the Doab; the Chambal intersects the trans-Jumna tract; in Bundelkhand the principal streams are the Betwa and the Ken; the Ramgana, rising in Garhwal, pursues a tortuous course through Rohilkhand; the Gumti flows past Lucknow and Jaunpur to join the Ganges; the trans-Gogra region is divided into two nearly equal parts by the Rapti.
Speaking broadly, rice and oilseeds predominate in the eastern and sub-Himalayan districts, millets and cotton in Bundelkhand and wheat in the greater part of the Gangetic plain.
In 1804, as the result of Lord Lake's victories in the Mahratta War, the rest of the Doab and part of Bundelkhand, together with hilly or mountainous.
In 1815 the Kumaon division was acquired after the Gurkha War, and a further portion of Bundelkhand from the peshwa in 1817.
The sandstone bed on which it rests is visible at a point just north of Goona, and in a small area round Bhilsa and Bhopal, as it is in those places freed from the layer of trap. The low-lying land includes roughly that part of the agency which lies to the east of the plateau and comprises the greater part of the political divisions of Bundelkhand and Baghelkhand and the country round Gwalior.
The formation save in north Bundelkhand is sandstone of the Vindhyan series, free as a rule from "trap."
In the north of Bundelkhand the prevailing rock is gneiss and quartz.
The ordinary "red soil" covers a large part of northern Bundelkhand, and as it requires much irrigation, tanks are a special feature in this country.
These are the residencies of Gwalior and Indore, and the agencies of Baghelkhand, Bhopal, Bhopawar, Bundelkhand, Indore and Malwa.
BIJAWAR, a native state of central India, in the Bundelkhand agency.