Jaganatha Misra is the author of the geography book “Kalahandi Bhugola”.India’s state of Odisha includes the district of Kalahandi. The area has yielded archaeological evidence of human habitation from the Stone Age through the Iron Age.
In the south-western part of the state of Odisha, Kalahandi is located between 19.3 and 21.5 N latitudes and 82.20 and 83.47 E longitudes. It is bordered to the north by the Balangir and Nuapada districts, to the south by the Nabarangpur, Koraput, and Rayagada districts, and to the east by the Rayagada, Kandhamal, and Boudh districts. It is the 7th most populous district in Odisha, with an area of 8,364.89 square kilometres. The district’s administrative centre lies in Bhawanipatna, which is practically in the middle of the district. Kalahandi is divided into the subdivisions of Bhawanipatna and Dharamgarh. Other significant towns in Kalahandi include Mukhiguda, Lanjigarh, Junagarh, Jaipatna, and Kesinga. The major river of Kalahandi is called Tel. Indravati, Udanti, Hati, Utei, Sagada, Rahul, Nagabali, Mudra, etc. are further notable rivers. Kalahandi’s geography is made up of plain land, hills, and mountains. Hills are all around Kalahandi. Its boundary with the districts of Nabarangpur, Koraput, Rayagada, and Kandhamal is rugged and hilly. Despite having a third of its territory covered by deep jungle vegetation, the region is mostly agricultural. There is relatively little industry.
|Books name||Kalahandi Bhugola / କଳାହଣ୍ଡି ଭୂଗୋଳ|
|No Of pages||25|