The West Madhya Pradesh Region is economically dominated by the city of Indore, which is considered a “mini-Mumbai” because of its broad manufacturing industry. Everything from cars to pharmaceuticals is made there. Oil refineries are also found in this area.
The majority of the region’s people, however, are mainly engaged in agriculture, producing wheat, corn, soybeans and cotton. They live in some 7,500 villages and 40 towns and cities.
The region is also home to Ujjain, a Hindu holy city and pilgrimage site.
The population is mainly made up of high-caste Hindus and members of the Bhil tribe, who are primarily hunters and very suspicious of outsiders.
The North Central Madhya Pradesh Region
The Northeast Madhya Pradesh Region
A Bhil man is wearing the characteristic turban of his tribe.
This pond in the West Madhya Pradesh Region is used for swimming, bathing and laundering clothes. Livestock are probably watered here as well.
A Bhil woman in her native dress offers water to a visitor.