Bhojpuri region

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Culture of Bhojpuri Region)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Bhojpuri region.jpg

The Bhojpuri region is an area encompassing parts of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh in northern India and the Bara and Parsa districts of Nepal where the Bhojpuri language is spoken as a mother tongue language. Ujjainiya Rajputs of the former Shahabad district of ancient Bihar established their headquarters in the town of Arrah, Bhojpur district from where the whole region received its name.[1]

Culture

Culture of Bhojpuri region is a part of India's North-Central Cultural Zone akin to rest of North India.[2]. The economic and industrial growth of this region had been greatly hindered because of caste-guided political in-fighting and a huge population.[3] The culture of Bhojpur is also very much present today in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Fiji, Mauritius, and South Africa, due to the many Indian indentured laborers who were sent there by the ruling British in the mid 19th century to the early 20th century, and were from the Purvanchal-Bhojpur region.

Districts

Bhojpuri language is spoken in the districts of Western Bihar, Eastern Uttar Pradesh which is called Purvanchal and middle Terai region, Province No. 2 of Nepal.[4][5]

Bihar Uttar Pradesh Jharkhand Nepal
Saran district Jaunpur district Palamu district Rautahat District
Siwan district Varanasi district Garhwa district Bara District
Gopalganj district Gorakhpur district Latehar district Parsa District
East Champaran district Sultanpur district Chitwan District
West Champaran district Ghazipur district Nawalpur District
Kaimur district Ballia district Parasi District
Bhojpur district Mau district Rupandehi District
Rohtas district Azamgarh district Kapilvastu district
Buxar district
Deoria district
Chandauli district
Kushinagar district
Bhadohi district

See also

References

  1. ^ Kolff, Dirk H.A. (2002) [First published 1990]. Naukar, Rajput, and sepoy : the ethnohistory of the military labour market in Hindustan, 1450-1850. Cambridge University Press. p. 160. ISBN 0-521-52305-2. The Bhojpuri region received its name after the town of Bhojpur, the ancient headquarters of the Ujjainiya Rajputs of the erstwhile Shahabad district of Bihar.
  2. ^ "North Central Zonal Cultural Centre". Nczccindia.in. 18 March 2007. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 27 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Culture of Bhojpuri Region". Archived from the original on 16 April 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2018.. Discover Bihar, official website of Bihar Tourism.
  5. ^ Nepal Archived 16 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine., Ethnologue

External links

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bhojpuri_region&oldid=857984035#Culture"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Bhojpuri_Region
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Bhojpuri region"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA