The Nerbudda Division, named after the Narmada River (Nerbudda), was a former administrative division of the Central Provinces of British India. It encompassed a good part of the Narmada River basin in the eastern part of present-day Madhya Pradesh state of India. The Nerbudda Division had an area of 47,609.2 km² with a population of 1,785,008 in 1901.
|Division of British India|
1909 map of the Central Provinces.
|47,609.2 km2 (18,382.0 sq mi)|
• Creation of the division
The main mountains in the division were the Mahadeo Hills, the central part of the Satpura Range, where Pachmarhi, the summer hill station for British officials, and the Pachmarhi Cantonment were located.
The main towns in the division were Hoshangabad (15,863 inhabitants in 1881), Burhanpur (33,341 inhabitants in 1901) and Gadarwara (6,978 in 1901); other important towns were Khandwa, Harda, Narsinghpur, Chhindwara, Pandhurna, Sohagpur, Seoni and Mohgaon.
The Nerbudda Division included the following districts:
- Nimar, present-day Khandwa (East Nimar) and Khargone (West Nimar)
- McEldowney, Philip F. (1980). Colonial Administration and Social Developments in middle India: The Central Provinces, 1861–1921. Ph. D. Dissertation.