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One of the urgent and essential tasks in the efforts to rebuild South Africa as a "rainbow nation" is to rediscover and rewrite the history of the country.
Studies on Indians in South Africa concentrate on recounting the many laws and regulations enacted against the Indian settlers in violation of solemn promises and the numerous petitions by the Indian community to the Imperial Government in London and the authorities in South Africa, before Gandhiji decided in 1906 on defiance of unjust laws.
India's role was crucial in international action against apartheid until the early 1960s and remained important, though not central, until the defeat of apartheid.
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 Amazon.ca: South India: Books: Guide Rough   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the south, the coconut groves seem a deeper green and the rice paddies positively luminescent, the faces are a darker brown and the vermilion caste marks smeared over them arrestingly red.
South India’s three mightiest rivers – the Godavari, the Krishna and the Kaveri –; and their countless tributaries, flow east across a low, fertile alluvial basin that has been inhabited as long as anywhere in the subcontinent.
South India, though, remains one of the most relaxed and congenial parts of Asia to explore.
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 India Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
India will sideswipe you with its size, clamour and diversity - but if you enjoy delving into convoluted cosmologies and thrive on sensual overload, then it is one of the most intricate and rewarding dramas unfolding on earth, and you'll quickly develop an abiding passion for it.
India is a litmus test for many travellers - some are only too happy to leave, while others stay for a lifetime.
Generally, India's climate is defined by three seasons - the hot, the wet (monsoon) and the cool, each of which can vary in duration from north to south.
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 History of Church of South India
The Church of South India is thus formed by a combination of different elements, each bringing its contribution to the whole, and not by the absorption of any one by any other.
The Church of South India has in its life sought to preserve whatever was regarded as valuable for the Universal Church in the Anglican, Congregational, Presbyterian and Methodist traditions.
It is also the intention of the Church of South India to conserve all that is of spiritual value in its Indian heritage, to express under Indian conditions and in Indian forms the spirit, the thought and the life of the Church Universal".
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 South India Holidays,South India Holiday Packages,Package Holidays in South India,Holidays in South India,South India ...
Chennai, the capital city, popularly regarded as the 'Gateway to the South' represents a culture that is distinctly different from that of northern India.
The Lalbagh, one of the finest botanical Gardens of India, Cubbon Park laid in 1864 sprawling across 300 acres, Vidhana Soudha built in 1956 housing The State Legislature and Secretariat are the main attractions.
Gateway of India built to commemorate the royal visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911, the Prince of Wales Museum housing collection of Indo Sarcenic architecture, Flora Fountain, Victoria Terminus, St. Thomas Cathedral, Crawford Market, Malabar Hill and the Hanging Gardens and Dhobi Ghat (Washermen's village) are some of the attractions.
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 History of South India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pallavas and Pandyas dominmated the souther regions of South India between the sixth and the ninth centuries CE.
South India during the British colonial rule was divided into the Madras Presidency and Hyderabad, Mysore, Thiruvithamcoore (also known as Travancore), Cochin, Vizianagaram and a number of other minor princely states.
The other states in South India were Coorg (the erstwhile Coorg province of British India), Mysore State (the former princely state of Mysore) and Travancore-Cochin, formed from the merger of the princely states of Travancore and Cochin.
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 South India Tourism,South India Travel Tourism,Tourism in South India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
South India has the tropical climate which is less harsh compared with Northern States.
It is the land of silk and sandal, of coffee and cardamom.
The dominating feature of southern culture are the magnificent temples and their architecture that goes back to the 6th century, the unaltered traditions of food, religion and lifestyle, handicrafts, heritage of sandalwood, silk, rosewood and brass, and classical dance and music.
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 Birds of South India
Southern India is recognized here as comprising of the peninsular states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Union Territories of Pondicherry and Lakshadweep Islands.
The region is bounded by western and northern India to the north, the Arabian Sea to the west, the Bay of Bengal to the east and the Indian Ocean to the south.
Western Ghats: The Western Ghats or Sahyadri Hills of southwestern India are formed by the Malabar Plains and the mountains running parallel to the west coast and is the high rising border of the Deccan Plateau.
www.kolkatabirds.com /south/south.htm   (471 words)

 South India: GOITO/NY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
South India: GOITO/NY South India, surrounded by three oceans, is a region of overwhelming grandeur and pristine beauty.
Separated from north India by the Vindhya mountain range, the south Indian peninsula is doubly insulated by the Arabian Sea and Eastern Ghats on the east and the Bay of Bengal and Western Ghats on the west.
The dominant features of south India are the tropical climate less harsh than the northern States, lush green tropical vegetation in the coastal areas and the architecture, culture, languages and lifestyle which had remained essentially Dravidian at the core in spite of repeated exposures to alien influences.
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 South: India Tourism - Incredible India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Laze gloriously on the unspoiled and beautiful coconut beaches of Kovalam, India’s finest beach resort; or visit Cochin, with its beautiful waterfront, or Trivandrum, with the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the former rulers’ place of workshop; both towns are also memorable for their churches and museums.
A visit to the south may well coincide with one of the many magnificent festivals; if not, don’t worry, as there will usually be a celebration of some sort in every lively village here.
Kanya Kumari (Cape Comorin) in Tamil Nadu, India’s Lands End, washed by three seas, where at the time of the full moon it is possible to watch the sun set and the moon rise at the same time, a popular pilgrimage town, the end of the railway line...
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 South Indian Cuisine.  The cuisines of South India
South Indian chutneys are made of tamarind, coconut, peanuts, dal, fenugreek seeds, and cilantro.
A typical traditional meal in South India is served on a "vazhaillai", a freshly cut plantain leaf.
One of India's finest foods, the biryani or rice with meats and brinjal (or eggplant) or baghare baiganis are the jewels of Hyderabadi cooking.
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 South India Travel,South Indian Travel to South India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The seventh largest city in India, Bangalore is also known as the Garden City because of its many beautiful gardens and parks.
Kochi (Cochin), the Queen of the Arabian Sea, is situated on the west coast of India in the beautiful state of Kerala.
India's fifth largest city, Hyderabad was founded in 1590 by Muhammad Quli, the fourth of Qutb Shahi kings.
www.traveltoindia.net /south-india-travel   (358 words)

 South India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
South India is a linguistic-cultural region of India that comprises the four Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Pondicherry, whose inhabitants are collectively referred to as South Indians.
South India has higher literacy and per-capita income than the rest of India.
English is more widely used in South India than the North,due to the refusal of State Governments to use Hindi,unlike most of the Northern states.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_India   (5920 words)

 India Heritage :: History :: Medieval :: South India
The medieval period in southern part of India saw the rise and fall of numerous kings and their dominions.
He ushered in a massive social transformation by inspiring and encouraging the people belonging to the lower castes to bring about changes in their ideas and thougts by concentrating on and sincerely worshipping Lord Shiva.
South of his kingdom lay the Vijayanagara Empire against which it had to fight continuous wars for political reasons.
www.indiaheritage.org /history/history_medieval_south.htm   (1772 words)

 South India Bird Watching, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Wildlife in Kerala, Wildlife in South India, South India Tours ...
Geographically, South India is characterized by the Western Ghats range that separates the western seaboard from the relatively dry high tableland in the interior, known as the Deccan Plateau.
Mudumalai is open all year round and is less affected by the southwest monsoon as most of the sanctuary lies in the rain-shadow of the Nilgiris.
Nilgiris or The Blue Mountains are among the highest in South India and are home to some restricted endemic species like Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Nilgiri Laughing Thrush, Nilgiri Flycatcher and White-bellied Shortwing, which inhabit the evergreen sholas.
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 Amazon.com: South India: Video: Lonely Planet Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
My parents, sister and I are from South India, but the inlaws, niece and nephews are all American.
South India is a really special place, and this tape does no justice to it whatsoever.
India is not America and India is not for everybody.
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 South India Temples,South India Temples Tour,Temples Tour in South India,Tour to South Indian Temples
The presiding deity is the Linga Of Sri Ranganatha, which happens to be one of the twelve Jyotirlingams of India.
Vaikom is located at a distance of 33km south of Ernakulam.
It is well connected by rail and road to Thrissur and hence to the rest of the country.
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 The South India - India TravelPuppy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The south is the part of India least affected by incursions of foreign cultures through the centuries.
The regional capital is Chennai (formerly Madras), India’s fourth-largest city and capital of the state of Tamil Nadu.
Further south, along the coast, is Pondicherry, an attractive town with a distinctive French style, and beyond, Rameswaram, which was once the ferry link to Sri Lanka.
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 South India Travel,South India Travel Package,Southern India Travel to South India
It also separates the north, where the predominant languages are Sanskrit - based (brought in by the Indo Iranian herds people about 3,500 years ago), from the Dravidian tongues brought in by a long headed race from the Mediterranean about a thousand years earlier.
The South India's coastal plains are backed by the mountains rimming the wedge of the Deccan plateau.
On the rimming mountains, the western and eastern ghats are the tea, coffee and spice lands.
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 South India - Southern India,South India Tour Travel Tourism in South India
"India maintains that the entire former princely state is an integral part of the Indian union, while Pakistan insists that UN resolutions calling for self-determination of the people of the state must be taken into account."
Despite the diversity of faith, all the religions have not just coexisted but also flourished to the pinnacle in South India.
With its intricate embellishments and exquisite architecture, South Indian monuments represent one of the most prominent facets of the multi-faceted India.
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 South India Travel
While the lofty Himalayas have been guarding the northern frontiers of India, the southern plateau has been washed by gentle waves of the oceans.
In south India one can enjoy crashing breakers on the shores or can enjoy the peace and greenery of places like Ooty.
Southern India had many things to offer, what you need is to explore the region.
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 South India Tour Package,South India Tour Package,South India Package Tours,Package Tour to South India
South India Tours is the best way to visit the tourist destinations of South India.
The States of South India is dotted with several places of tourist interests, which can be explored with South India Tours.
South India Tours provides the opportunity to closely view the glorious past of the region hidden in its forts, palaces and temples.
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 About Us : South India Tour Package   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
South India Tour Package - Travel South India, and experience the varied cultural heritage of South India that differentiates South India from the North India.
Her Western background (born in England and lived for long periods in New Zealand and Australia) enables her to understand the needs of the international traveler visiting India.
India has a diverse range of types of destinations and being guided correctly in the planning stage of your holiday will ensure you spend your time and your money the way you wish to.
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