A state of northeastern India.
Or Behar; State of NE India
area 173,900 sq km/67,125 sq mi
features river Ganges in the N, Rajmahal Hills in the S
industries copper, iron, coal, rice, jute, sugar cane, grain, oilseed
language Hindi, Bihari
famous people Chandragupta, Asoka
history the ancient kingdom of Magadha roughly corresponded to central and S Bihar. Many Bihari people were massacred as a result of their protest at the establishment of Bangladesh 1971.