“Bharias” are one of the classified primitive Indians. They are located in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh, at “Patal Kot” that is situated amidst dense forests surrounded by high hills of “Satpura ranges” lies between 22°-24' and 22°-29' North latitude and 78°-43' and 78°-50' East longitude. “Patal Kot” is a bowl shaped formation on the Satpura hills surrounded on three sides by hill ridges like a straight wall thus making “Patal Kot” almost inaccessible. The total population of “Bharias” comprises of 2012 members belonging to 238 families (1).
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