‘Forest Village’  City/District,  West Bengal

From Hin/Ben: jhā/ jhāḍ, ‘bush’, ‘thicket’, ‘dense forest’; Ben: grāma, ‘village’, ‘(small) town’.

The region around here was used to be called Jangalakhand [Ben:jaṅgala ‘bush’, ‘thicket’, ‘jungle’]. Even today Jhargram is famous for its forests (teak, sal and mahua) populated with wild elephants and deer.

Video:  Jhargram, Queen of the Forest

For related place names see Indian Place names and West Bengal place names.