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  India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The official name India is derived from Sindhu, the historic local appellation for the river Indus and is the most internationally recognisable of the country.
India is home to several major rivers such as the Ganga (Ganges), the Brahmaputra, the Yamuna, the Godavari and the Krishna.
India is the second most populous country in the world, with only China having a larger population.
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In India, the chosen land, [that Truth] is preserved; in the soul of India it sleeps expectant on that soul's awakening, the soul of India leonine, luminous, locked in the closed petals of the ancient lotus of love, strength and wisdom, not in her weak, soiled, transient and miserable externals.
India is the Bharata Shakti, the living energy of a great spiritual conception, and fidelity to it is the very principle of her existence....
The mediaeval religion with its cross, its salvation by suffering, its devil-ridden and flesh-ridden world and the flames of eternal hell waiting for man beyond the grave has a character of pain and terror alien to the Indian mind, to which indeed religious terror is a stranger....
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 Sangli - from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
Sangli is in the region known as India's 'Sugar Belt'.
The Sangli region, known as Kundal in mediaeval India, was once the capital of the Chalukya kingdom.
The Sangli region is known as the Sugar Belt of India.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sangli   (1126 words)

 Collecting - From India To Peru
INDIA is not a very good country for hunting antiquities.
The decorative sculpture of mediaeval India is not attractive ; at all events, not attractive to me. There are ancient bronzes to be found, but they give so much more pleasure to refined Indian lovers of their own past than to the European eye that it seems best to leave them where they belong.
The Buddha type, which may have taken form in North India before the coming of Greek influence, was certainly modified and dignified by that influence when the Gândhâra sculptors translated it into stone.
www.oldandsold.com /articles22/collecting-7.shtml   (3785 words)

 Expo 67 - India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Although India's pavilion had a contemporary design, its use of pink sandstone, marble, teak, sandalwood and rosewood reminded visitors of mediaeval Indian architecture.
A passage to the left of the entrance lead to a circular area where 1,200 slides were projected on a nine-sided screen.
Exhibits showed that in India, the cities of the Indus Valley 4000 years ago, had paved streets, drains and public baths.
naid.sppsr.ucla.edu /expo67/map-docs/india.htm   (363 words)

 The Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Apparently, it was a hark-back to the Brahminical past that compelled India’s Hindu period kings (post-Harsha) to mount the mammoth.
As defence analyst Subir Dutta commented recently, "India did not have well-equipped and trained mountain divisions to fight a war in the high Himalayas, and it surprisingly did not use the Air Force." There was fear, expressed in popular media, of a Chinese bombing of Calcutta if India used air power.
India had a huge network of airfields in the northeast, built during the World War to fend off the Japanese.
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 india indology - early indologists, giving Vedas little credit, spread misinformation
Seeing India as an unlimited field for missionary activity, and insisting that it was part of a Christian government's duty to promote this, Christian missionaries came to India without any government approval.
William Carey (1761-1834) was the pioneer of the modern missionary enterprise in India, and of western (missionary) scholarship in oriental studies.
s to the value of teaching Sanskrit and India’s classical literatures, as well as regional languages, in schools to be established by the British for the education of the Indian people, A few members of the Council were mildly in favor of it, but the elegantly expressed, fully ethnocentric and Philistine view of Macaulay prevailed.
www.gosai.com /chaitanya/saranagati/html/vedic-upanisads/india-indology.html   (3471 words)

 Indian Red Cross Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The harbinder of St movement in India was none other but the great saint and sage Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known the world over as Mahatma Gandhi.
Thus we see that Gandhiji initiated the smooth establishment of the St John Ambulance Association in India which surfaced in 1900 and within a year Centres were established in Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and the railways.
The EMBIEMS and BADEES are registered under the Emblems and Names(Prevention of improper use) Act 1950 -XII of 1950 and this organization is recognised vide St. John Ambulance association(India) Transfer of Funds Act 1956 (Act 21 of 1956).
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 Mathura Vrindavan,Travel to Mathura Vrindavan India,Mathura Travel,Vrindavan Travel
Travel mathura vrindavan to enjoy mathura vrindavan India attractions, where the choice are endless and opportunities myriad.
Mathura and Vrindavan, the twin sacred towns of Hindu religion is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.
The city of Mathura, in Uttar Pradesh, the nucleus of Brajbhoomi, is located at a distance of 145 km south-east of Delhi and 58 km north-west of Agra.
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 A Tribute to Hinduism - Seafaring in Ancient India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
India, according to Chamber's Encyclopedia, "has been celebrated during many ages for its valuable natural productions, its beautiful manufactures and costly merchandise," was, says the Encyclopedia Britannica, "once the seat of commerce." Sir William Jones was of opinion that the Hindus must have been navigators in the age of Manu.
The wealth of early India is confirmed by the lament of Pliny the Elder in Historica Naturalis (Natural History), completed in 77 AD that all of Rome's coffers were being emptied into India to satisfy Roman demand for transulent Indian muslins.
India’s cultural and commercial interaction with this region was therefore subordinated to the political and strategic considerations of the great powers.
www.atributetohinduism.com /Seafaring_in_Ancient_India.htm   (13961 words)

 Interaction Between Indian And Central Asian Science And Technology In Mediaeval Times (Eds.) W.H. Abdi et al. Vol. II.
However, Hameed treats the knowledge in the field of medicine in India cursorily and seems to focus more on the medicinal knowledge largely brought into India by the Central Asian visitors during the period of the Mughals.
from the rise of Timur to the advent of Babur in India; and (iv) from the beginning of the 16th century to the middle of the 17th century.
They were expert physicians, therefore their contribution to the field of medicine in India is undoubted, but perhaps more could be told about identification and recognition of flora, fauna and therapies in India.
www.indianscience.org /reviews/t_rv_india_mughal_medicine.shtml   (1098 words)

 orissa state tourism guide, orissa india, tourist information to orissa, city guide to bhubaneshwar orisa, oriya, ...
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Mahanadi and Tel, Sabarnapur, known as Paschima Lanka in scriptures is the headquarters town of Subarnapur district.
The name Binika has been derived from Binitapura, which was a prosperous town in eastern India in mediaeval times.
Lord Kosaleswar Shiva, the presiding deity of the place is worshipped in a modern shrine after the fall of the old one.
www.indiantravelportal.com /orissa/subarnapur   (531 words)

 Palayur Kodungallur Niranam Parur Quilon Nilakkal
Kodungallur, known as Musiris in the whole ancient world, and where St. Thomas the Apostle first landed in our India, was till the 15th century the "Rome" of India both as the centre of the Indian Church and as its gateway to world-trade through its famous harbour at the mouth of the river Periyar.
Thomas stamp brought out by the Government of India in connection with the Bombay International Eucharistic Congress and the visit of Pope Paul VI to India in 1964.
Almost throughout their length they are navigable for all sizes of country boats throughout the year.4 They are affected by flood tides twice in every 24 hours, except during the monsoon months, when the frequency is according to the volume of the freshes.
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 Kamat Research Database - Ghatika Educational System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
But the fact that it also denoted an educational institution in ancient and mediaeval Karnataka is very little known.
This is one of the rare instances of the mention of a big library in mediaeval South India.
Duration and extent of the ghatika: From this brief survey it can be seen that the ghatika was an outstanding educational institution of mediaeval Karnataka, with a few characteristics which distinguished it from other similar institutions.
www.kamat.com /database/articles/ghatika.htm   (2533 words)

 Indian Art -3
When we so look at it, we shall be able to see that the sculpture of ancient and mediaeval India claims its place on the very highest levels of artistic achievement.
Mediaeval and modern Europe produced nothing of the same mastery, abundance and amplitude, while on the contrary in painting later Europe has done much and richly and with a prolonged and constantly renewed inspiration.
The earliest recently discovered work in India dates back to the fifth century B.C.and is already fully evolved with an evident history of consummate previous creation behind it, and the latest work of some high value comes down to within a few centuries from our own time.
www.searchforlight.org /Srijan/srijanVol1/IndianArt-3.htm   (2946 words)

 ORALITY VS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In literature and religion, such a distinction as mediaeval, if used at all, must be stated differently.
At the same time, a book in some NIA language is clearly mediaeval, even if it actually precedes many well known Sanskrit texts.
An early version of this paper was read at the University of Kracow in October 1992 and the present one at the University of Tartu in March 1997.
haldjas.folklore.ee /folklore/vol8/veda.htm   (4027 words)

 mediaeval period
The second battle of Tarain in 1192 A.D. dies not appear to have brought the region comprising the present district of Ballia under the immediate sovereignty of the Muslims.
With the defeat and death of Jaichandra in the battle of Chandawar in 11.93, at the hands of Shihab-ud-din Ghuri, almost all of northern India lay at his feet but the effect of his conquest in the early years of his reign over this region appears to have been insignificant.
This is evidenced by the comparative absence of Muslim remains in the district and also by the manner in which the Rajputs were left in apparently undisturbed possession.
ballia.nic.in /history2.htm   (1699 words)

 The website dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi - The Mountain Path January 1964 - Arthur Osborne
It does not even apply to the great temples of Mediaeval India or the gothic cathedrals of Christendom, in complying with whose intricate symbolism and shaping whose exquisite figures the builders were hammering out the lineaments of their own true nature.
In mediaeval religious art, whether poetry or the plastic arts, whether in Japan or Europe or anywhere between, gorgeous exuberance is combined with strict discipline of form and precise symbolism.
Therefore what might be termed in a broad generic sense 'mediaeval' religious art is on the one hand rigorously formal and on the other superbly sumptuous.
www.ramana-maharshi.org /m_path/1964_1/religart.htm   (1826 words)

 The Week Statescan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
India has a goldmine of aphrodisiacal foods which, when converted into delicacies, spike up even the bored palate.
Urban India has not quite made up its mind about which form of mate-seeking beha-viour should be favoured for its 21st century citizens.
She was the daughter of a Persian, Ghias Beg, who had come to India to serve under the Mughals.
www.the-week.com /24feb22/currentevents_article10.html   (12005 words)

 Iran Culture House, New Delhi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It is expected to foster greater understanding between Persia and India and raise a concern for the appreciation, promotion and conservation of the unique architectural heritage of Bidar.
Perched at an altitude of 2330 feet, at 170 55' N latitude, 770 32' E longitude and sprawled over an expanse of 490 square kilometres, Bidar, one of the 19 districts of Kamataka is better known for its world famous Bidriware and as an important centre of Sikh pilgrimage.
That it was one of the most important centres of learning in mediaeval India, one of the capitals of the Deccan Sultanate, a significant centre of promotion of the Shia doctrine and the most prolific atelier of Persian architecture in the country is not well publicised.
www.iranhouseindia.com /bidar.htm   (1988 words)

 Ancient and Mediaeval Biology
The conclusions arrived at in regard to the reproductive process, both in animals and in plants, in ancient India were truly impressive.
To sum up, we believe that, in biological knowledge, India was far ahead of most of the then civilized world up to, say, 1000 a.d., or even 1500 a.d — that is, for some 4000 years of documented history.
However, they tried to do more and in that process gave us untruths which, in the social milieu in which they were generated and sustained, came to be stratified, amalgamated with truth on one hand and with myth, legend, magic and religion on the other.
www.ignca.nic.in /ps_04019.htm   (6383 words)

 Planet Ark
Environmentalists bewail the degradation of the 1,367-km (849-mile) Yamuna - the largest tributary of India's holiest river, the Ganges, which originates from a 6,387-metre (20,950-foot) high glacier in the Himalayas.
Mediaeval India's Moslem rulers, the Mughals, built opulent palaces through which the sparkling waters of the Yamuna gurgled.
It uses more chlorine to clean water than any other city in India, and it also has the highest number of patients with water-borne diseases.
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 The History Of Erotica | Erotic Arts Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This latter, more important work, is the first full manual from India devoted exclusively to the subject of human sexuality and in particular to the relationships between the sexes.
Mediaeval India was different to the India of Vatsyayana.
Perhaps the most famous of all the palaeolithic sexual depictions are those to be found in the Les Trois Freres cavern: a human figure, wearing an animal skin and antlers, is crouching, his genitals clearly shown (this drawing has often been cited as evidence of early witchcraft).
history-of-erotic.net /eroartsfacts.html   (9271 words)

 History of Iran: India's Parthian Colony
Demetrius, known as the `first king of Bactria and of India' is here represented with a helmet resembling an elephant's head complete with proboscis and tusk, and it is surmised that he was conspicuously imitating Alexander whom he regarded as his ancestor and ideal.
The coincidence in the use of this peculiar head-dress by the successors of Alexander in the centuries BC and by the Pallava ruler Nandivarman in the 8th century AD is of more than ordinary interest.
In this connection the adoption of the imperial title `king of kings' by the Śaka and Pahlava suzerains is worthy of notice.
www.iranchamber.com /history/articles/india_parthian_colony2.php   (4447 words)

 ECAI - PNC Conference, October 2004, Taipei
These lists were the ground for compiling the database (DB) of early mediaeval North Indian copper plates (CP) inscriptions of land grants (or grants).
For example a tendency of spreading the CP grants from the Western regions of India in early times to the Center, East, and North East close to the end of early mediaeval period was revealed.
In whole this work is the beginning the large scale work of compiling the full list of North Indian early mediaeval land grants.
www.ecai.org /activities/Taipei2004/ElectronicAtlasProjs-102104.html   (1002 words)

 Chandra et al. (1973) Costumes, textiles, cosmetics & coiffure in ancient and mediaeval India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
(1973) Costumes, textiles, cosmetics & coiffure in ancient and mediaeval India
Costumes, textiles, cosmetics & coiffure in ancient and mediaeval India
To view the the latter's ratings, click on Chapters/Papers/Articles in the STATISTICS box, select a publication from the list that appears, and then click on either Quality or Interest in that publication's STATISTICS box.
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Hallissey, Robert C. The Rajput Rebellion Against Aurangzeb: A Study of the Mughal Empire in Seventeenth-century India.
Kamalapur, J.N. The Deccan Forts: A Study in the Art of Fortification in Mediaeval India.
Smith, Vincent A. The Early History of India From 600 B.C. to the Muhammandan Conquest: Including the Invasion of Alexander the Great.
carlisle-www.army.mil /usamhi/Bibliographies/ReferenceBibliographies/India/earlyindia.doc   (114 words)

 Jaipur Tourism,Jaipur India Tourism in Jaipur Rajasthan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
An extensive tour to North India that provides a chance to experience the rich heritage and landscapes.
One of the most vibrant and colorful cities of India is Jaipur.
It is one of the few military structures of the mediaeval India preserved almost intact containing palaces, gardens, open and covered reservoirs, a granary, an armoury, a well-planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted cannon-the Jai Ban - the largest in the country.
www.north-india.net /rajasthan-tourism/jaipur-tourism.html   (823 words)

 Asian Art - the newspaper for collectors, dealers, museums & galleries
Their book, Beasts of India, is destined for adults and children and offers a startlingly fresh perspective on folk art.
The result of their endeavours is Beasts of India...
Thematically arranged, the artefacts in its South Asia Gallery explore the nature, origins and influences of this Diaspora and mediaeval India's relevance to Southeast Asia through trade.
www.asianartnewspaper.com /index0405.htm   (239 words)

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