Bihar@100: It’s time to revive the heart of India
As Bihar celebrates its centenary, Gopal Krishna hopes the state can conserve, restore and manage its natural resources and desist from imitating a cannibalistic and toxic model of development
Once upon a time Bihar’s history used to be India’s history. She has been participant and witness of rise and fall of empires both within the country and in neighbouring Nepal and China.
In later years, Bihar became part of Bengal in 1732 after the death of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
Exactly 50 years after that the British Parliament’s East India Company laid the foundation of its rule by defeating the Indians at Plassey and Buxer.