1971-2000 History of India

Bihar since 2000

Administration : The position of chief minister of Bihar, from 2000 to 2005, was held by politicians from the RJD, since 2005 by politicians from the JD-U.

Annals : 2000 : Jharkhand split from Bihar
2005 : state elections held in February and again in October; JD-U formed government

Social History : In 2001 the population of Bihar was 82.8 million; 82 % were Hindu.

DOCUMENTS World Statesmen : India, by Ben Cahoon
Historical Population Statistics : India, by province (J. Lahmeyer)
Statistical Reports of State Elections, from Election Commission of India
REFERENCE Article : India, in : Britannica Book of the Year 2002 pp.437-438, 630-631 [G]
Article : India, in : The Statesman's Year-Book 2001 pp.774-849, 2002 pp.805-885, 2003 pp.807-887, 2004 pp.810-891, 2005 pp.811-894, 2006 pp.808-890 [G]
Article : India, in : Americana Annual 2006 pp.204-206 [G]

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First posted on May 19th 2007

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