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Indore is the commercial capital of the Malwa region and Madhya Pradesh (MP). It is situated on the Malwa plateau, just south of the Satpura Range. It is the capital of the Indore district.



Indore was formerly ruled by Maratha Maharajas of the Holkar dynasty. The Dynasty's founder, Malhar Rao Holkar (1694-1766), was granted control of Maratha armies in Malwa in 1724, and in 1733, he was installed as the Maratha governor of the region. By the end of his reign, the Holkar state was de facto independent. His daughter-in-law Ahilya Bai Holkar succeeded him, ruling from 1767 to 1795. She ruled from a palace-fort at Maheshwar, south of Indore on the Narmada River. Ahilya Bai Holkar was an architectural patron, who donated Hindu temples across India. In 1818, the Holkars were defeated by the British in the Third Anglo-Maratha War, and the Holkar kingdom became part of the British Raj.

After the independence of India in 1947, Indore, together with a number of neighboring princely states, became part of the Indian state of Madhya Bharat. Indore became the summer capital of the state. On November 1, 1956, Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh state.

Indore Today

Today Indore is a major industrial town in Madhya Pradesh. Nearby town of Pithampur houses many leading industries such as Hindustan Motors, Eicher, Bajaj, Bridgestone, L&T, etc. Indore is also a major educational center in MP with many engineering and management institutions. Devi Ahilya University (Indore University) is ranked as topmost university of central India. It is also prominent for its healthcare facilities with leading hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. One of the best hospital in India Bombay Hospital has opened it's new hospital in Indore.

Indore District

Area 3,898 sq km, population 2,585,321 (2001 census), a 41% increase from its 1991 population of 1,830,870. The Indore District is bounded by the districts of Ujjain to the north, Dewas to the east, Khargone (West Nimar) to the south, and Dhar to the west. Indore is the administrative center and chief city of the district. Mhow is an important cantonment town in Indore district, it has three of the Indian Army's premier training institutes.

Indore Division

Indore division is one of seven divisions of Madhya Pradesh; it includes the districts of Barwani, Burhanpur, Dhar, Indore, Jhabua, Khandwa (East Nimar), and Khargone (West Nimar). Indore is the administrative center of the division.

Education Institutes

Indian Institute of Management Indore

Indore has been a prominent academic hub in Central India for many years. In 1998, it achieved a distinction when the Indian Institute of Management Indore, the sixth and the youngest of the IIMs, was opened.

Devi Ahilya University

Topmost university in central India and one of the best in India.

Holkar Science College

Institute of Engineering and Technology,DAVV

University college of engineering. Provides quality education in 5 disicipilines of engineering namely computer sc., electronics and comm., electronics and instrumentation, information technology and mechanical.


More than 50 year old engineering college is amoung the best in India

Indore Collector

Vivek Agarwal

External link

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