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1907 Map of Bengal with Sikkim

Manbhum was one of the districts of the East India during the British Raj. After India’s independence, the district became a part of Bihar state. Upon re-organization of the Indian states in the mid-1950s, present Purulia district was carved out of the district of Manbhum and became a part of the West Bengal;[1] the remaining part of Manbhum district was kept with Bihar state and became part of Dhanbad district.[2]

Manbhum region has thick forests, with good mineral resources, and has a mixed demographic profile with people from different religious and social groups, including adivasis, particularly the Santals and the Mundas.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain
  2. ^ History of Manbhum

Further reading[edit]

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Coordinates: 23°20′N 86°22′E / 23.333°N 86.367°E / 23.333; 86.367