Digital relief map of Bihar

Bihar is a region of India located in the northeastern part of the Ganges River flood plain.  The chief city is Patna. Though it is notable for its rich agricultural lands and for significant coal deposits, it was the poorest region of India in 1941.  Rain is often inadequate, so that irrigation is vital.  Though 80% Hindu, Bihar was the birthplace of the Buddha.

The Ramgarh training center for Chinese troops was established here.


Romanus and Sunderland (1958; accessed 2012-9-1)

Van Royen and Bowles (1952)

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