Southern and Western India

Western India is a loosely defined region of India, including the states of Goa, Gujarat, and Maharashtra along with the Union territory of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The Ministry of Culture and some historians also include the state of Rajasthan. South India is a region of India commonly defined as the area encompassing the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana. Covering the southern part of the peninsular Deccan Plateau, South India is bounded by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Arabian Sea in the west, and the Indian Ocean in the south.


Latitude: 16.126743167026
Longitude: 74.340823888779

Timeline of Events Associated with Southern and Western India

Date Event Manage
1 Jun 1876 to 1 Jun 1878

Great Indian Famine of 1876–78

[caption id="attachment_3198" align="aligncenter" width="700"] The last of the herd. Author: Horace Harral[/caption]In 1876-8, somewhere between six and eleven million people died in southern and western India of starvation and other famine-related conditions.

These estimates are taken from:
Davis, Mike. Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World. London: Verso, 2002. Print. pp. 7.

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