Barkheda, Raisen

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Barkhera Railway Station
Barkhera Railway Station
Barkheda is located in Madhya Pradesh
Coordinates: 22°55′N 77°39′E / 22.92°N 77.65°E / 22.92; 77.65Coordinates: 22°55′N 77°39′E / 22.92°N 77.65°E / 22.92; 77.65
Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Raisen
Block Obedullaganj
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Postal Index Number 464995
STD code 7480
ISO 3166 code MP-IN

Barkheda is a village in the Obedullaganj block of the Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh, India.[1] Alternative English spellings of its name include Bharkada and Barkhera. It is a census designated place with the code 484296 (2011).[2]

Archaeological excavations at Barkhera have resulted in the history of early historical remains.[3][4] These include pottery with close affinity to "Malwa ware"[5] and acheulean assemblages similar to the ones found at Bhimbetka.[6] Barkhera has been identified as the source of the raw materials used in some of the monoliths discovered at Bhimbetka.[7] A human skeleton dating to 2nd millennium BCE has also been discovered at Barkheda.[8]

The Betwa River originates near Barkheda.[9]

The village is located along the National Highway 69.[10] It has a railway station, which falls on the Itarsi-Bhopal line.


  1. ^ "List of villages in the Obedullaganj block". Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Integrated Management Information System (IMIS). Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Reports of National Panchayat Directory". Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  3. ^ MC Joshi, ed. (1993). Indian Archaeology: 1987-88 - A Review (PDF). New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India. p. 42. 
  4. ^ Pranab Kumar Bhattacharyya (1977). Historical Geography of Madhya Pradesh from Early Records. Motilal Banarsidass. p. 2. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Amalananda Ghosh (1990). An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology. BRILL. p. 55. ISBN 978-90-04-09264-8. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  6. ^ VN Misra (November 2001). "Prehistoric human colonization of India" (PDF). Journal of Biosciences. Indian Academy of Sciences. 26 (4): 494. doi:10.1007/bf02704749. ISSN 0973-7138. PMID 11779962. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  7. ^ "Bhimbetka (India) No. 925" (PDF). UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  8. ^ K. D. Bajpai; Ajay Mitra Shastri; R. K. Sharma; Agam Prasad (1987). Vajapeya, essays on evolution of Indian art & culture: Prof. K.D. Bajpai felicitation volume. Agam Kala Prakashan. p. 399. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Physical features" (PDF). National Water Development Agency. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  10. ^ "EAI Summary" (PDF). Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board. Retrieved 2012-04-28.