Chattisgarh: A State Study Guide (Hardcover)
Chhattisgarh, state of east-central India. It is bounded by the Indian states of Uttar Pradeshand Jharkhand to the north and northeast, Odisha (Orissa) to the east, Telangana (formerly part of Andhra Pradesh) to the south, and Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh to the west. Its capital is Raipur. Area 52,199 square miles (135,194 square km). The state was formed on 1 November 2000 by partitioning 10 Chhattisgarhi and 6 Gondi speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh. The capital city is Raipur. Chhattisgarh borders the states of Madhya Pradesh in the northwest, Uttar Pradesh in the north, Jharkhand in northeast, Maharashtra in the southwest, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the south, Odisha in the southeast. Currently the state comprises 27 districts.
The Government of Chhattisgarh also known as the State Government of Chhattisgarh, or locally as State Government, is the supreme governing authority of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh and its 27 districts. It consists of an executive, led by the Governor of Chhattisgarh, a judiciary and a legislative branch. The key political players in Chhattisgarh state in central India are the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Indian National Congress, Janta Congress Chhattisgarh and Bahujan Samaj Party. This book is endeavours to present before the readers a panoramic view of the state, its districts, places, cultures, arts and crafts, developmental policies, economy along with history of dynasties that ruled the state.