Bihari people
The Biharis (Devanagari: बिहारी; Nastaʿlīq: بِہاری; Latin: Bihārī  listen ) are an Indo-Aryan speaking Indian ethnic group originating from the present state of Bihar with a history going ba...
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History of Bihar
The history of Bihar is one of the most varied in India. Ancient Bihar, known as Magadha,was originally known as vihar.. was the centre of power, learning, and culture in India for 1000 years. India's...
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Magadha
Magadha (Sanskrit: मगध; IAST: Magadha) formed one of the sixteen Mahā-Janapadas (Sanskrit: "Great Countries") or kingdoms in ancient India. The core of the kingdom was the area of Bihar south of t...
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Decline of Buddhism in India
The decline of Buddhism in India, the land of its birth, occurred for a variety of reasons and happened even as it continued to flourish beyond the frontiers of India.Buddhism had seen a steady growth...
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2008 attacks on North Indians in Maharashtra
The 2008 attacks on Uttar Pradeshi and Bihari migrants in Maharashtra began on 3 February 2008 after violent clashes between workers of two political parties—Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Samaj...
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Cuisine of Bihar
Bihari cuisine (Hindi: बिहारी खाना, Urdu: بِہاری کھانا‎) is eaten mainly in Bihar, Jharkhand, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mauritius, Fiji, some cities of Pakistan, Guyana,...
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Angika
Angika (अंगिका) is a language spoken in Eastern Part of Bihar, Santhal Praganas of Jharkhand and Maldah District of West Bengal. Angika is an Indo-Aryan of the Anga region of India, a 58,000 km a...
Bhojpuri
Bhojpuri (Devanagari: भोजपुरी  listen ) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Bhojpuri region of North India and Nepal. It is chiefly spoken in the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh, in the w...
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Magadhi
The Magahi language (Devanagari: मगही; also known as Magadhi, मगधी) is a language spoken in India and Nepal. In Nepal it is known as ancient Nepali. Magadhi Prakrit was the ancestor of Magadhi, from w...
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Maithili language
Maithili (/ˈmaɪtɨli/; मैथिली, মৈথিলী, Maithilī) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Nepal and northern India by 34.7 million people as of 2000, of which 2.8 million were in Nepal. It is written in the...
Hindi in Bihar
Hindi is one of the two official languages of Bihar (the other being Urdu), whilst the majority of the people speak one of the Bihari languages - Bhojpuri, Magadhi, Maithili or Angika. Bihari languag...
Urdu Language in Bihar
Urdu (/ˈʊərduː/; Urdu: اُردُو‎ Urdū; [ˈʊrd̪uː]), or more precisely Modern Standard Urdu, is a standardized register of the Hindustani language. Urdu is historically associated with the Musl...
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Magadhi Prakrit
Magadhi Prakrit (Ardhamāgadhī) is of one of the three Dramatic Prakrits, the written languages of Ancient India following the decline of Pali and Sanskrit. Magadhi Prakrit was spoken in the eastern In...
Religion in Bihar

Since Bihar was a part of Aryavart, oldest religion of Bihar was Vedic Hinduism.
Stranded Pakistanis
Stranded Pakistanis (Urdu: پھنسے ہوئے پاکستانی‎, Bengali: উদ্বাস্তু পাকিস্তানী) are Muslim migrants with homelands in present-day India and Pakistan who settled in East Pakistan (modern ...
Racism faced by the Bihari community in India
Anti-Bihari sentiment refers to discrimination against the people of the Indian state of Bihar, which is a region in the north-eastern Gangetic plains (as well as people of the Bihari ethnic group tha...
Gupta Empire
The Gupta Empire (Sanskrit: गुप्तसाम्राज्य, Gupta Sāmrājya) was an ancient Indian empire, founded by Maharaja Sri Gupta, which existed from approximately 320 to 550 CE and covered much of the Indi...
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Ambapali
Amrapāli, also known as "Ambapālika" or "Ambapali", was a nagarvadhu (royal courtesan) of the republic of Vaishali in ancient India around 500 BC. Following the Buddha's teachings she became an arahan...
Ashokavadana
The Ashokavadana (Sanskrit: अशोकावदान, "Narrative of Ashoka") is a 2nd-century CE text that describes the birth and reign of the Maurya Emperor Ashoka the Great. It contains legends as well as his...
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Samudragupta
Samudragupta, ruler of the Gupta Empire (c. 335 – c. 375 CE), and successor to Chandragupta I, is considered to be one of the greatest military geniuses in Indian history. He was the third ruler of th...
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Vishnu Sharma
Vishnu Sharma (Sanskrit: विष्णुशर्मन् / विष्णुशर्मा) was an Indian scholar and author who is believed to have written the Panchatantra collection of fables. The exact period of the composition of the ...
Raghuvaṃśa
Raghuvamsha (Sanskrit: रघुवंश, Raghuvaṃśa) is a Sanskrit mahakavya (epic poem) by the most celebrated Sanskrit poet Kalidasa. It narrates, in 19 sargas (cantos), the stories related to the Raghu d...
Arthashastra
The Arthashastra (Sanskrit: अर्थशास्त्र; IAST: Arthaśāstra) is an ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy, written in Sanskrit. It identifies its author by the nam...
Magadha Kingdom
Magadha was a kingdom ruled by Vedic civilization kings. Jarasandha was the greatest among them during epic times. His capital was Rajagriha or Rajgir a modern hill resort in Bihar. Jarasandha's conti...
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Bindusara
Bindusara Maurya (c. 320 BC – 272 BC) was emperor of the Maurya Empire from 298 BC – 272 BC. During his reign, the empire expanded southwards. He had two well-known sons, Susima and Ashoka, who were t...
Legendary kings of Magadha
The Magadha empire was established very likely by semi-mythical king Jarasandha who was, as it stated in the Puranas, a son of Brihadratha, one of the descendants of eponymical Puru. Jarasandha appear...
Jain Prakrit
Prakrit (also transliterated as Pracrit) (Sanskrit: prākṛta प्राकृत, Shauraseni: pāuda पाउद, Maharashtri: pāua पाउअ) is any of several Middle Indo-Aryan vernacular languages and are derived from Old I...
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Kumaragupta I
Kumaragupta I, also known as Shakraditya and Mahendraditya, was an emperor of the Gupta Empire in 415–455 CE. He was the son of his predecessor, Chandragupta II, and Dhruvadevi (also known as Dhruvasv...
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Maurya Empire
The Maurya Empire was a geographically extensive Iron Age historical power in ancient India, ruled by the Maurya dynasty from 322–185 BCE. Originating from the kingdom of Magadha in the Indo-Gang...
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