Historical Geography of Madhya Pradesh presents some complicated problems which require a systematic study. Sri Bhattacharyya has not only utilised geographical materials contained in the epics, the Puranas and Buddhist and Jaina literature but has also judiciously used inscriptional evidences and the accounts left by travellers. He has further supplemented his information by co-ordinating with the present day topography of the land. Divided into seven chapters, in a systematic manner-the Historical Background, The Central Provinces and Madhya Pradesh, The Mountain System, The River System, Territories and Districts, Capitals, Cities and Towns, Villages and Routes-the work gives a clear picture of the early historical geography of Madhya Pradesh. Copious documentation of references to primary and modern sources, bibliography, index and maps enhance the value of the book.
"The name 'Madhya Pradesh' is a translation of the earlier 'Central Provinces' of the Indo-British administration although there is a great difference between the areas of the two. Madhya Pradesh was divided among a large number of territories throughout the ages. Thus it is difficult to do full justice to its history and geography, and Dr. P.K Bhattacharyya's Historical Geography of Madhya Pradesh, From Early Records is therefore a welcome contribution on the subject."
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