Jharkhand (Jha)

Jharkhand (Jha) Hin: झारखण्ड jhārakhaṇḍa ‘Forest Region’ [Vananchal] From Hin: jhār, ‘thicket’, ‘dense forest’; and Hin: khaṇḍ, ‘region’, ‘section’. Jharkhand  broke away from Bihar in 2000. This area was previously known as Vananchal [Hin: van, ‘forest’; Hin: anchal,...

Jamshedpur (Jha)

Hin: जमशेदपुर jamśēdpūr ‘Jamsetji’s City’  [Tatanagar] -City, Jharkhand Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata (1839-1904) founded the city, the industrial capital of Jharkand, on the site of a village called Sakchi. Lord Chelmsford re-named the city in his...