Jubbulpore Division

Coordinates: 23°09′N 79°56′E / 23.150°N 79.933°E / 23.150; 79.933
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Jubbulpore Division
Division of British India
Flag of Jubbulpore Division
Central Provs 1909.jpg
1909 map of the Central Provinces.
• 1881
48,401 km2 (18,688 sq mi)
• 1881
• Creation of the division
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Saugor and Nerbudda Territories
Madhya Pradesh
"The Thug School of Industry, Jubbulpore," a chromolithograph by William Simpson, 1867; this crafts school was meant for the children of dead or imprisoned thugs
Temples in Lameta Ghat near Jubbulpore built by the Beohar dynasty in c. 16-18th century

The Jubbulpore Division, named after its capital Jabalpur (Jubbulpore), was one of the four former administrative divisions of the Central Provinces of British India. It was located in the Mahakoshal region of present-day Madhya Pradesh state of India. The Jubbulpore Division had an area of 48,401 km² with a population of 2,201,633 in 1881.[1]

The Central Provinces became the Central Provinces and Berar in 1936 until the Independence of India.


Immediately after occupation of the area around Jubbulpore the British authorities established a provisional administration under the superintendent of Political Affairs of Bundelkhand. In 1820 a division containing 12 districts was formed which was known as the Agency of the Saugor and Nerbudda Territories.[2][3] This new division was placed under an agent of the general governor at Jubbulpore.[4]

Jubbulpore Division was established in 1861 when the Saugor and Nerbudda Territories were merged with Nagpur Province, which the British had annexed in 1853, in order to form the Central Provinces.[5]


There were 11 towns and 8501 villages in the Jubbulpore Division. After the Independence of India it became the Jabalpur division of the state of Madhya Pradesh.


The Jubbulpore Division included the following districts:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hunter, William Wilson, Sir, et al. (1908). Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 6. 1908-1931; Clarendon Press, Oxford.
  2. ^ Henry Harpur SpryModern India: With Illustrations of the Resources and Capabilities of Hindustan, Volume 2. London 1837
  3. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Jubbulpore" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 532.
  4. ^ "History of Sagar". Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  5. ^ Philip F. McEldowney (1980). Colonial Administration and Social Developments in middle India: The Central Provinces, 1861-1921 - Ph. D. Dissertation. University of Virginia.

Further reading[edit]

  • McEldowney, Philip F. (1980). Colonial Administration and Social Developments in middle India: The Central Provinces, 1861-1921. Ph. D. Dissertation.

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