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  Deccan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The vast volcanic basalt beds of the Deccan were laid down in the massive Deccan Traps eruption, which occurred at the end of the Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago.
Marathi, an Indo-Aryan language, is the main language of the north-western portion of the Deccan plateau.
Tamil is the main language of the country to the south of the plateau, and Malayalam that of the hills and coast to the south-west.
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 Deccan Traps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Deccan Traps is a large igneous province located in west-central India and is one of the largest volcanic features on Earth.
It is postulated that the Deccan Traps eruption is associated with a deep mantle plume or hotspot.
The plume or hotspot, known as the Réunion hotspot, is suspected of causing both the Deccan Traps eruption and opening the rift that once separated the Seychelles plateau from India.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Deccan
Deccan Plateau, region in India, extending south of the Narmada River to the Nīlgiri and Palni hills, and bordered by the Western and Eastern Ghats...
Deccan States, former group of states, in the south central portion of Bombay Province, in India.
In the southern part of peninsular India lies the vast Deccan Plateau, a tableland lying within a triangle formed by the Sātpura Range, the steep...
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Although the Deccan was in commercial contact with Persia and Arabia from ancient times, it first became a part of the Islamic world in 695/1296, when the Delhi sultan ¿Ala@÷-al-D^n K¨alj^ (695-715/1296-1316) invaded the Hindu kingdom of the Yadavas, with its capital at Deogiri (now Daulatabad), and made it a vassal state.
With the transfer of the Muslim population to Deogiri in 729/1329 the Persian culture that flourished in the Delhi sultanate was transplanted to the Deccan.
Historiography in the Deccan was modeled on the epics and chronicles of the Ghaznavids and Ghurids, which had formed the basis for the court culture of the Delhi sultanate (q.v.).
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 Deccan Traps
The Deccan CFB was associated with the breakup of the Seychelles microcontinent from India (e.g., Mahoney, 1988).
The interplay of several intersecting continental rift zones in India is apparently responsible for the roughly circular outcrop of the Deccan.
Deccan volcanism was associated with the separation of the Seychelles microcontinent from India (Figure 2, inset), and this breakup itself is often ascribed to the Réunion plume head impact.
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 Deccan Traps Lava Flows - John Seach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Deccan Traps is located in central west India and dates from 66 million years ago.
Deccan volcanism coincided with the decline of the dinosaurs raising the possibility
Asteroid impact or Deccan volcanism may have been the trigger for the decline of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
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 Deccan Traps
However, his suggestion that the DVP and Laccadive-Chagos ridge formed as a consequence of southward crack propagation along the Vishnu fracture zone is not consistent with data concerning the geomagmatic and tectonic history of the Indian peninsular plate.
Deccan volcanism along the West Coast rift produced the Maldive ridge at around 55 Ma and the Chagos ridge at around 50 Ma.
Clearly, the Maldive and Chagos ridges formed by interaction of the West Coast rift magma with Carlsberg ridge mantle magma because the Laccadive ridge, at 61 Ma, is characterised by melt with the same chemistry as melt from the magma chamber beneath the western continental crust of India.
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 Deccan Herald, About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Deccan Herald was born 54 years ago when the first edition hit the streets on June 16, 1948.
Deccan Herald is also the voice of the poor and the underprivileged.
Deccan Herald's several zoned editions serve to cover local news in greater detail and to highlight the developments in these areas, thus being in touch with readers in every region of Karnataka.
www.deccanherald.com /general/about.asp   (1903 words)

 Deccan Traps(in English)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Deccan Traps, India is composed of lava flows with enormous volumes and the duration of volcanism has been of great interest relating to the mechanism of their formation.
Further, the age of the Deccan Traps has called the attention from the point of view that the age of the Deccan Traps volcanism might have been almost simultaneous with that of the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary(KTB) which has been connected with the major extinction event.
Ar dating for the biotite samples from the alkali rocks in the Deccan Traps yield similar and/or younger ages relative to those of the main tholeiitic volcanics.
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 Air Deccan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Air Deccan reserves the right to deny boarding to passengers who are under the influence of alcohol or owing to any misconduct of behavior/critically ill/ stretcher borne which may not be deemed safe by the airline.
Air Deccan at its option may re-schedule the passenger on the same sector, subject to availability, without any extra charge.[Same PNR would be rescheduled for the travel upon request by the passenger] on the next available Air Deccan Flight.
Air Deccan's model is built on the assumption of extremely high seat occupancy and the company has to be fairly sure that such low fares are availed by passengers who will make the journey.
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 Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute
The Deccan College Post-Graduate Research Institute (Deccan College, for short) is one of the oldest educational institutions of modern learning in India.
Deccan College was run by the Bombay Government for some years as a center for undergraduate and postgraduate studies imparting western education in accordance with the desire of Lord Elphinstone.
Deccan College, since then, is governed by the Board of Trustees and a Council of Management.
www.indiaeducation.ernet.in /insitutions/PROFILE.ASP?no=U00120   (582 words)

 Deccan Traps, India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Deccan Traps are one of the largest volcanic provinces in the world.
The volume of basalt is estimated to be 12,275 cubic miles (512,000 cubic km)(the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens produced 1 cubic km of volcanic material).
The Deccan Traps are flood basalts similar to the Columbia River basalts of the northwestern United States.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/volc_images/europe_west_asia/india/deccan.html   (448 words)

 Deccan --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the Deccan, the Vakataka dynasty was closely tied to the Guptas.
It is actually a topographically variegated region that extends well beyond the peninsula—that portion of the country lying between the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal—and includes a substantial area to the north of the Vindhya Range, which has popularly...
The Columbia Plateau of the Pacific Northwest, the Deccan “Traps” of India, and the Ethiopian Plateau of Africa are examples.
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 Deccan Enterprise Private Limited.
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Deccan Enterprise Pvt Ltd. also assumes that all information is provided with the permission of the actual owner of the information.
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 Passenger Opinions about Air Deccan
Above all, however, I was amazed to discover that Air Deccan have achieved the almost impossible feat of selecting what must be the most uncomfortable economy class seat in the world.
Air Deccan is going to be one of the biggest revolutions to Indian air travel.
I highly recommend Air Deccan as I found the crew and ground staff to be more courteous than Indian Airlines + they don't charge different fares for foreigners from Indians which is great for the consumer.
www.airlinequality.com /Forum/deccan.htm   (755 words)

 Search Results for "Deccan"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Deccan and Western India Western India, thanks to the many impregnable fortresses in Rajputana, was usually divided among local dynasties from the time of the...
The Deccan The DECCAN was dominated (from c.
...usually applied to the Ganges Plain of N India, between the Himalayas in the north and the Deccan plateau in the south.
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 Deccan Plateau
Deccan Plateau, region in India, extending south of the Narmada River to the Nîlgiri and Palni hills, and bordered by the Western and Eastern Ghats mountain ranges.
The Deccan Plateau has an undulating terrain, with elevations averaging about 600 m (about 2000 ft).
The term "Deccan" comes from the Sanskrit word dakshina, meaning "the south." It is also applied more generally to the entire Indian Peninsula.
india.punjabilit.com /land/deccan_plateau.htm   (216 words)

 Air Deccan enters more routes
India's first no-frills airlines Air Deccan on Sunday said it is expecting revenues of $120 million in the current fiscal.
It would launch the 180-seater Airbus services connecting major metros by the end of July and has plans to induct 11 Airbuses, of which six would be purchased and five would be on lease.
The company has adopted the dynamic pricing under which fares could be as low as Rs 500 while the highest fares would still be 25% cheaper than the regular airline fares, he said adding the rate of tickets would depend on the number of days in advance they are booked and on a first-come-first-serve basis.
inhome.rediff.com /money/2004/jul/18deccan.htm   (457 words)

 The Hindu Business Line : Deccan Chronicle Holdings: Unattractive
Deccan Chronicle contributes over 90 per cent of the group's revenues and is the prime driver of earnings.
Deccan Chronicle may be able to move into a second-paper slot in a sizeable number of homes only if the market leader also lowers the price tag.
Deccan Chronicle's new facility in Hyderabad, which would enable it to add more colour pages, is also likely to lead to a scaling up of revenues; rates for colour ads carry a premium to fl-and-white ads.
www.blonnet.com /iw/2004/11/28/stories/2004112800600900.htm   (1149 words)

 Search Results for "Deccan"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
...Ganges Plain of N India, between the Himalayas in the north and the Deccan plateau in the south.
He served (1636-44, 1653-58) as viceroy of the Deccan but was constantly at odds with his father...
One of the largest states in India, Madhya Pradesh consists, from north to south, of upland zones separated by...
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 Volcano Greenhouse Dinosaur Extinction Theory
So vast was the Deccan Traps volcanism that it would have flooded earth's surficial systems with carbon dioxide faster than they could have absorbed it, creating fluctuations that would have grown into structure-breaking waves that would have invaded and destabilized them, forcing life to change, or become extinct.
Rapid eruption of the vast Deccan Traps lava fields would have flooded earth's surface with CO2, overwhelming surficial systems and sinks, triggering rapid K-T transition greenhouse warming, chemical changes in the oceans (McLean, 1985a, b, c; 1988, 1995), and the K-T mass extinctions.
Deccan Traps volcanic CO2 accumulation in marine waters also accounts for the trans-K-T extinction of both swimmers and organisms living on, or attached to, the ocean floor.
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 Deccan --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Deccan's average elevation is about 2,000 feet (600 m), sloping generally eastward; its principal rivers, the Godavari, Krishna, and Cauvery, flow from the Western Ghats eastward to the Bay of Bengal.
From the 6th to the 13th century, the Calukya, Rastrakuta, Later Calukya, Hoysala, and Yadava families successively established regional kingdoms in the Deccan, but they were continually in conflict with neighbouring states and recalcitrant feudatories.
For most of their reigns, however, the five successor states formed shifting patterns of alliances in an effort to keep any one state from dominating the area and, from 1656, to fend off incursions by the Mughal empire to the north.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9029688   (1076 words)

 Will Air Deccan survive?
For instance, Air Deccan has recently tied up with ICICI Bank under which agents are issued a special Air Deccan credit card to buy tickets from the Net with a 40-day credit free limit.
Already, Air Deccan is in the final stage of negotiations with three equity investors (ICICI Venture and Capital One among them) to raise $50-60 in fresh equity.
Air Deccan says this will be raised through debt, talks for which are on with Export Credit Agency of Europe that funds up to 85 per cent of the cost of the plane as long as companies buy European products.
www.rediff.com /money/2004/nov/20spec.htm   (2177 words)

 Deccan Odyssey, Deccan Odyssey travels tours,Deccan Odyssey travel packages, Deccan Odyssey travel itinerary, deccan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As the wind whispers through the halo of legends crowning the land of the mighty Marathas, a lone majestic whistle blows its salutation of honour as it gracefully traverses this land of fantastic fantasy.
The weeklong Deccan Odyssey tour includes several exotic destinations covering the vast expanse of Maharashtra and a pinch of Goa - Mumbai, Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Pune, Aurangabad, Ajanta and Ellora.
Relish the lifestyles of the kings of yore on board the Deccan Odyssey, while listening to the silent tales of glory and valor told by the majestic forts and splendid palaces of Rajasthan...
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 Rocks & Minerals: Calcite the Deccan traps of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Calcite is one of the frequently occurring minerals in cavities within the basalts of the Deccan trap rocks of Maharashtra State, India.
Of the zeolites that occur in the Deccan
Amethystine quartz is common in the basalts of the Deccan Traps where it typically lines the walls of cavities.
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 Tourism in Deccan Pleatu, Deccan Pleatu, Deccan Pleatu Tourism India, Tourism of Deccan Pleatu, India Tourism
The Deccan plateau is a topographically variegated region located south of the Gangetic plains-the portion lying between the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal-and includes a substantial area to the north of the Vindhya Range, which has popularly been regarded as the divide between northern India and the Deccan.
Although sometimes used to mean all of India south of the Narmada River, the word Deccan relates more specifically to that area of rich volcanic soils and lava-covered plateaus in the northern part of the peninsula between the Narmada and Krishna rivers.
The eastern Deccan plateau, called Telangana, is made of vast sheets of massive granite rock, which effectively traps rainwater.
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