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Uttar Pradesh West Bengal
First posted on November 26th 2005, last revised on May 29th 2010







Bihar, together with Bengal and Orissa, inb 1765 was ceded to the E.I.C. by the Mughal Emperor and the Nawab of Awadh (Oudh). Until 1912 it formed part of Bengal Presidency. In 1912 the Bengal Presidency was dissolved, and the Province of Bihar and Orissa formed. In 1935 the latter was split in the separate provinces of Bihar and Orissa. The Province of Bihar got a parliament and chief minister of its own.
In 1947 Bihar joined the Republic of India; a number of Muslim Biharis fled into East Pakistan.
In 2000, Jharkhand split from Bihar.

Bihar since 2000 . Bihar 1971-2000 . Bihar 1947-1971

Timeline : Bihar

Historical Atlas, Bihar, British India, India Page








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DIRECTORY OF INTERNET SOURCES . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Country Profiles Current from India Net Zone; from Wikipedia; from Webindia 123
Historic S. Playne, Bengal and Assam, Behar and Orissa : their history, people, commerce and industrial resources (1917), posted on Internet Archive
Links General Category : Bihar, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of Bihar, from Wikipedia
Organizations
Historical Dictionaries
Timelines
Accounts of History Current History of Bihar, from Webindia 123, from Wikipedia; from Govt. of Bihar
Historical Behar and Patna City Diustricts, vol.1 of R.M. Martin, The History, Antiquities, Topography, and Statistics of Eastern India, 1838, GB
S. Playne, Bengal and Assam, Behar and Orissa : their history, people, commerce and industrial resources (1917), posted on Internet Archive
Specific Periods J.R. Hand, Early English Administration of Bihar, 1781-1785 (1894), posted on Internet Archive
Politics Government & Politics in Bihar, from Wikipedia
Category : Indian Political Parties - Bihar, from Wikipedia
Military
Economy & Finances from Webindia 123, from Economy Watch; from Wikipedia
Crafts of Bihar, from India Crafts
J. Gibbon, Remarks on the State of Agriculture in Bihar (1833), pp.181-191 in vol.2 of Transactions of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India , 1836, GB
Opium Trade, pp.208-243 in J. Phipps, A Practical Treatise on the China and Eastern Trade, 1836, GB ; reference to Behar Opium
Social History India and the 1966 to 1967 Bihar Famine, from Disaster Diplomacy; Democracy, News Media and Famine Prevention : Amartya Sen and the Bihar Famine of 1966-67, by Thomas L. Myhrvold-Hanssen, 2003
W. Adam, Third report on the state of education in Bengal;+ including some account of the state of education in Behar, and a consideration of the means adapted to the improvement and extension of public instruction in both provinces (1836), posted on Internet Archive
Ethnography People of Bihar, from Webindia 123
Religion Religion in Bihar, from Webindia 123
Bihar Temples, from Indian Temples Portal, from India Net Zone
Archdiocese of Patna, from Catholic Encyclopedia
Patron Saint Index : Diocese of Buxar
Bihar Mennonite Mandli (Bihar Mennonite Church), Palamau (Bihar, India), from GAMEO
History of Regions
Local History Article Patna, History of, from Wikipedia
History of Patna, from India Site
Institutions History of Patna University
Structurae : Bihar
Culture
Biographies
Others India Environment Portal : Bihar
Terrestrial Ecoregions : Indo-Malayan, from WWF; scroll down for Lower Gangetic Plains Moist Deciduous Forests, Upper Gangetic Plains Moist Deciduous Forests

DIRECTORY OF INTERNET SOURCES . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon), scroll down
E. Dodwell, Alphabetical list of the honourable East India Company's Bengal civil servants, from the year 1780 to the year 1838, 1839, GB
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : India, by State (Province), from Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer
Population of Cities : India, Tamil Nadu, from City Population
Election Results from Psephos (since 2000)
India Election Database, results since 1989
Election Database, from Election Commission of India, results since 1977
Statistical Reports of State Elections, from Election Commission of India
Documents Historical Newspapers Bihar Article Archive, from Keepmedia
Modern Newspapers
Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
Photos of Bihar, by Peter Langer
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK)
Search Janus (catalogues of archives and manuscript collections held throughout Cambridge)
Constitutions, Laws D. Dale, Alphabetical index to the regulations of government for the whole of the Territories under the Presidency of Fort William in Bengal, 1830, GB
Treaties
Document Collections Indian records, with a commercial view of the relations between the British government and the nawabs nazim of Bengal, Behar and Orissa .. (1870), posted on Internet Archive
Historical Maps click here
Maps of Jharkhand, from Maps of India, from Maps-India
North Western Provinces (Constable 1893), from Historical Maps of India
Bengal (Constable 1893), from Historical Maps of India
Maps : Eastern Hemisphere 550 B.C., Eastern Hemisphere 527 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 500 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 400 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 335 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 323 BC, Easern Hemisphere 300 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 200 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 100 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 050 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 001 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 050 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 100 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 200 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 300 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 400 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 450 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 500 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 565 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 600 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 610 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 700 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 800 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 900 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1000 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1025 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1100 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1200 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1300 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1400 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1500 AD, by Thomas Lessman
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article Bihar, Patna, Bhagalpur, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Articles Behar, Bhagalpur, Patna, from EB 1911
Religious
Economic E.G. Balfour, The cyclopaedia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, commercial, industrial, and scientific; products of the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms, useful arts and manufactures (1885), vol.1, vol.2, vol.3, posted on Internet Archive; search for Bihar
Geographical Article Bihar, Bhagalpur Division, Bhagalpur District, Santal Parganas, Purnea District, Monghyr District, Patna Division, Patna District, Patna City, Gaya District, Gaya Subdivision, Saran District, Shahabad District, Champaran (District), Muzaffarpur District, Darbhanga District Bankipore (Subdivision, Town) from Imperial Gazetteer of India (1909), posted by DSAL
Historical
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives List of State Archives (India), scroll down for Bihar
Musea Museums in Bihar
Patna Museum, Nalanda Museum, from Bharat Online
Monuments Alphabetical List of Monuments - Bihar, from Archaeological Survey of India
Historical Monuments in Bihar, from Bihar Online
Bihar, from Showcaves
Bihar Temples, from Indian Temples Portal
Category : Forts in Bihar, from Wikipedia
Libraries
National Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms

PRINTED REFERENCE
Bibliographies general Datenbasis Internationale Beziehungen und Länderkunde (Data Base on International Relations and Country Studies) (site in German, most titles listed in English; numerous entries; publications mostly since 1970)
RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
ISBN Database
on India Indcat, Online Uinion Catalogue of Indian Universities, from INFLIBNET, click Union Database
D. Ludden, Bibliography on South Asian Agrarian History (c.1990)
Online Libraries general Project Gutenberg, Online Catalogue, keywords Ceylon
Internet Archive
e-corpus
on India Digital Library of India
History of India Digital Library
Online Journals The Journal of the Bihar Research Society 1917- vol.1, vol.2, vol.4, vol.5, vol.8, IA
Online Yearbooks East-India Register and Directory 1819, GB
General Accounts
Specific Topics
Historical Dictionaries
Historical Atlasses C. Collin Davies, An Historical Atlas of the Indian Peninsula, Oxford : UP, 2nd edition, 1959 [G]
Historical and Cultural Maps, National Atlas of India Vol.8, published by National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation, Calcutta 1983, edited by G.K . Dutt, S.K. Biswas [G]
J.E. Schwartzberg, A Historical Atlas of South Asia, Chicago : UP 1978 [G]
Yearbooks Article Behar and Orissa, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1913 p. 614 (on events of 1912) [G]
Articles : India and Dependencies : Bihar and Orissa, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1928 pp.151-152 (data of 1926-1928); India and Dependencies : Bihar and Orissa, Feudatory States, ibid. p.165 [G]
Article : Bihar, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1937 pp.160-161 (data of 1935-1937) [G]
Article : India : Bihar, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1970-1971 pp.356-358, 1975-1976 pp.361-362, 1976-1977 pp.361-363, 1978-1979 pp.628-629, 1979-1980 pp.632-634, 1980-1981 pp.630-631, 1981-1982 pp.633-635, 1983-1984 pp.635-637, 1984-1985 pp.636-638, 1985-1986 pp.640-641, 1986-1987 pp.642-644, 1987-1988 pp.649-650, 1988-1989 pp.651-652, 1989-1990 pp.657-658, 1990-1991 pp.658-659, 1991-1992 pp.655-656, 1992-1993 pp.727-729, 1993-1994 pp.728-729, 1994-1995 pp.720-721, 1995-1996 pp.716-718, 1996-1997 pp.658-660, 1997-1998 pp.663-665, 1998-1999 pp.714-716, 2000 pp.821-823, 2001 pp.798-800, 2002 pp.830-832, 2003 pp.832-834, 2004 pp.836-838, 2005 pp.837-838, 2006 pp.833-835 [G]