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  India and the Himalayas
The subcontinent is a peninsula that juts south-ward from the rest of Asia like an enormous arrowhead.
We call India a subcontinent because it is a distinct landmass, but it is not large enough to be considered a continent.
Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh occupy the remainder.
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 Indian subcontinent - Information at Halfvalue.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Indian subcontinent is a peninsular landmass of the Asian continent occupying the Indian Plate and extending into the Indian Ocean, bordered on the north by the Eurasian Plate.
The region is known as a subcontinent because its geography and geology are distinct from the rest of the continent.
Geographically, the Indian subcontinent is a peninsular region south of the Himalayas and Karakoram mountain ranges and east of the Hindu Kush mountain range and Balochistan region, extending southward into the Indian Ocean between the Arabian Sea (to the southwest) and the Bay of Bengal (to the southeast).
www.halfvalue.com /wiki.jsp?topic=Indian_subcontinent   (650 words)

 Search Results for "Subcontinent"
It was a center of the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization and...
A peninsula and subcontinent of southern Asia south of the Himalaya Mountains, occupied by India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
...A region of Asia bounded roughly by the Indian subcontinent on the west, China on the north, and the Pacific Ocean on the east.
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=&query=Subcontinent   (336 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Subcontinent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
An Indo-Aryan language of the Indian subcontinent, associated with the Moghul Empire, in which Persian was the court language.
Physical Situated at the head of the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh is mainly occupied by the deltas of the Ganges and the Brahmaputra.
The Tibetan plateau is being compressed between the Indian subcontinent to the south and the solid wall of the North China block, new research indicates.(SCIENCE SCENE)(Brief Article)
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Subcontinent&StartAt=1   (832 words)

 Pak Persian Rugs - Oriental Rugs in the Subcontinent, A Brief History
The Moghul dynasty of the subcontinent was, as the name implies, ruled by emperors proud of their Mongol descent.
Consequently, subcontinent designs were influenced by those of Persia, mainly by the curvilinear designs such as Isfahan.
Carpets produced in the subcontinent continued to flourish over the centuries but they were never truly commercialized until the advent of the East India Company, which opened the door for export to Europe and encouraged carpet weaving as a cottage industry in many different cities of the subcontinent.
www.pakpersianrugs.com /oriental-rugs-history-subcontinent.lasso?return=Articles   (639 words)

 G7 & 8’s perception of the subcontinent
Mori was visiting India, Pakistan and the rest of the subcontinent on a mandate from the G7.
From the point of view of the peoples of the subcontinent —- not merely that of Pakistan alone —- the significance of the visit is that Mr.
They also notice that subcontinent’s security is virtually in a shamble as a result.
www.defencejournal.com /2000/nov/g7.htm   (3084 words)

 War and peace on the Indian subcontinent
On the contrary there was a massive upsurge against the colonial rule in the subcontinent for decades.
The massive strike waves on the railways, in the textile industry and several other sectors of the economy, the peasant uprisings along with the heroic revolt of the sailors of the Royal Indian Navy and mutinies in the army in the mid 1940s are a witness to this fact.
The subcontinent with one fifth of the world population is one of the poorest regions in the world.
www.marxist.com /Asia/war_and_peace0503.html   (2562 words)

 The Hindu : Asian balance and the subcontinent
Whether it is in the Korean peninsula or in South East Asia, or for that matter in the subcontinent, China has begun to signal political maturity and diplomatic finesse.
India is now in a position to mobilise American, Chinese and Japanese power to engineer internal change in Pakistan and nudge it in the direction of political moderation and regional economic integration.
Japan is eager to pitch in with financial support to a peace process in the subcontinent.
www.hindu.com /2003/12/18/stories/2003121800871000.htm   (1447 words)

 Indian subcontinent - HighBeam Encyclopedia
Indian subcontinent region, S central Asia, comprising the countries of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh and the Himalayan states of Nepal, and Bhutan.
Analysis: Witnesses recall the horror of the partition of the Indian subcontinent between India and Pakistan and the bloodbath it created in 1947
HIT Entertainment's new pre-school series, Project Build It, rolls out across the Indian subcontinent in 2006, following in the footsteps of Bob the Builder, which HIT says is the number one pre-school show in India.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Indiansu.html   (550 words)

Of course the influence of Persian language and literature is not limited to the Indian subcontinent.
One important reason for the influence and spread of Persian language in the Indian Subcontinent is existence of many manuscripts of Persian speaking poets in various libraries in the subcontinent.
Also an article entitled Attar in the Subcontinent mentions over 555 books belonging to Attar including his manuscripts, printed books, commentaries, translations and other works which is another proof of penetration of Iranian thought, poetry and literature in the Indian subcontinent.
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/Litrature/persian_india.htm   (2224 words)

 20th WCP: Philosophy in the South Asian Subcontinent: A Unity in Maladjustment
ABSTRACT: Philosophy in the south Asian subcontinent differs from Western philosophy in the following three ways: (1) it is based upon religion; (2) love of tradition becomes an obstacle for philosophical development; and (3) authority is accepted as a source of knowledge.
Philosophers in the South Asian subcontinent may follow this example of St. Aquinas on the distinction between philosophy and theology.
I hope, may philosophy educate the humanity in the twenty-first century, and that we in the South Asian subcontinent be a part of it.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/Asia/AsiaKhan.htm   (2667 words)

 Will the Subcontinent be next?
In this situation the US may be forced by India to make a choice in the subcontinent between a jihadi Pakistan and a democratic and friendly India.
The recent assertion by Indian Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha, repeated on the floor of the Parliament, that Pakistan rather than Iraq, was a fit case for 'pre-emptive attack' seems obviously a deliberate ploy to raise the stakes.
The overall dynamics of events is such that one way or the other, the subcontinent would soon be in the US crosswires...
www.rediff.com /news/2003/apr/16guest.htm   (1020 words)

 Welcome to Travelvirus - the Indian subcontinent travel experts
The Indian subcontinent is a land of great fascination and mystery.
Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean and located south of the Indian subcontinent, is also known as the Island of Serendipity.
Rajasthan also known as’ the land of kings and princes’ is the ultimate confluence of history, chivalry, romance, rugged natural beauty, art and crafts and colour.
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 INDOlink - Analysis - Calamity Brings the Subcontinent Together
Tensions in the subcontinent directly or indirectly affect many parts of the world and therefore are affecting peace and stability in the world.
The Indian subcontinent is home to the largest unit of population in the world.
Over the last two centuries, people of the Indian subcontinent were marginalized and were unable to play a role that could match their historical potential.
www.indolink.com /displayArticleS.php?id=101305043516   (704 words)

 The Hindu : Rich China, poor subcontinent
The conflict between India and Pakistan in the subcontinent and the tension between China and Taiwan are widely seen as two of the world's most dangerous flashpoints today.
Dawood is from one of the old trading families of the Subcontinent with its roots in Kathiawad.
But the genetic impulses of trading in the subcontinent appear to have been overwhelmed by a political environment dominated by fundamentalism of one kind or another.
www.hinduonnet.com /2001/08/30/stories/05302523.htm   (1348 words)

 indian subcontinent map and map of indian subcontinent information page
The land referred to as the Indian subcontinent is a tectonic plate that began to separate itself from other surrounding slabs of rock (or plates) millions of years ago.
The subcontinent land itself is a peninsula that extends south into the Indian Ocean.
Geographers refer to it as a subcontinent because of its size, but in reality, it's not large enough to be considered an individual continent.
worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/asia/indiansub.htm   (278 words)

 Nuclear fear: 'Death of the Indian subcontinent' - smh.com.au
Pakistan for the third day continued testing missiles in a show of strength amid mounting international fears that the bitter enemies were now engaged in more than bluff and counter-bluff.
One military analyst warned that radioactive fallout in the Himalayas would mean the "death of the subcontinent".
Unlike the agreements which tempered the hostility between the Soviet Union and the US, the only measure in place on the subcontinent is an agreement not to attack each other's nuclear installations.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/05/28/1022243318697.html   (1032 words)

 Antiques, Regional Art, Asian, Indian Subcontinent, Himalayas on Trocadero
The man on left holds a bow and arrow; the middle figure appears to be a woman holding a flat tray, and the right figure holds a gun.
Used to serve either tea or water, this Tibetan pourer is composed of slightly curved slats which fit together to form a circle, exactly the way a wooden bucket is made.
In his left hand he is holding his usual companion - a jewel-spouting mongoose, symbolizing the deliverance of living beings from poverty, and in his right hand there is a jewel.
www.trocadero.com /directory/Antiques:Regional_Art:Asian:Indian_Subcontinent:Himalayas.html   (862 words)

 The Subcontinent: New Leaders and Tense Times
The subcontinent was divided into two sovereign states: India and Pakistan.
This is the general backdrop to the individual dramas being played out in the three major nations of the subcontinent, where history is being made in Bangladesh, a prime minister has surprised India with a preemptive resignation, and clouds of political uncertainty are gathering in Pakistan.
Bangladesh may be scoring a first in recorded human history by swearing in a woman prime minister and inducting another woman as the leader of the opposition.
www.wrmea.com /backissues/0491/9104048.htm   (1708 words)

 India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indian subcontinent divisions, problems, unity
Poverty exacerbates social divisions in the subcontinent, but inequities are to be seen almost throughout the world.
Relatively speaking, prior to colonization, the Indian subcontinent was neither poor nor backward.
Were the people of the subcontinent to break off their mental shackles - to liberate themselves from the psychological scars of colonization and conquest, they would find much that is inspiring and enlightening in the subcontinent's heritage.
members.tripod.com /~INDIA_RESOURCE/unity.html   (2250 words)

 1971 India-Pakistan War: Origins of the Crisis
India, which became independent on 15 August 1947, stood for a secular, equitable polity based on the universally accepted idea that all men are created equal and should be treated as such.
Pakistan, which officially came into existence a day earlier, was based on the premise that Hindus and Muslims of the Subcontinent constitute two different nationalities and cannot co-exist.
As her words came on in million of Indian homes across the Subcontinent, the men at the front were already engaged in bitter combat...
www.subcontinent.com /1971war/origins.html   (876 words)

 subcontinent - Search Results - MSN Encarta
art and architecture of the Indian subcontinent, countries of the Indian subcontinent, languages
Rise of Civilizations and Empires in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Indus Valley (sidebar), Tibetan refugees in Bhutan
Indian Literature, writings in the languages and literary traditions of the Indian subcontinent.
encarta.msn.com /subcontinent.html   (99 words)

 Massive quake rocks subcontinent - World - theage.com.au   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
A major earthquake shook cities and villages across the south Asian subcontinent on Saturday, "wiping out" several villages in Pakistan and leaving more than 1,000 people feared dead.
Officials said heavy damage was expected in northern Pakistan, but details were difficult to obtain because telephone lines were down and mobile networks overwhelmed.
They were felt across the subcontinent and shook buildings in the Afghan, Indian and Bangladeshi capitals, Kabul, New Delhi and Dhaka.
www.theage.com.au /news/world/massive-quake-rocks-subcontinent/2005/10/08/1128563029768.html   (689 words)

 Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas
Freer's enthusiasm when the gallery inaugurates a new long-term installation, showcasing the extraordinary range of South Asian and Himalayan art in the collection—considered to be among the most important in the world.
"Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas" remains open indefinitely, with periodic rotations of light-sensitive objects.
Increasing by half the space previously devoted to this region and expanding the scope of works on view, the exhibition includes sublimely beautiful Buddhist, Jain, Hindu and Islamic objects, as well as masterpieces of Mughal and Rajput paintings and lavishly decorated court arts and daggers made for the Mughal emperors.
www.asia.si.edu /exhibitions/current/indianSubcontinent.htm   (624 words)

 Subcontinent still on our radar: US
Senior Bush administration officials have denied the contention of several South Asia experts at recent seminars in New York and Washington that the US, which is focussed on Iraq, is ignoring the subcontinent, a potential nuclear flashpoint.
One official told rediff.com that Assistant Secretary of State Christina Rocca would go to the subcontinent 'very shortly' to meet the leaders of both India and Pakistan.
As soon as 'things are set in motion on the Iraq situation', Powell or his deputy Richard Armitage will visit Islamabad and New Delhi to 'try and get some sort of peace process or dialogue going', he said.
www.rediff.com /us/2003/apr/10aziz.htm   (489 words)

 KO :: History of the Indian Subcontinent
There are a few, which are gripping and easily readable, like Nehru’s letters to his daughter about the history of the subcontinent from his jail, but that is not exactly a balanced historical work.
It’s easy to read, and while it doesn’t break any new ground, it is aimed for the general reader, who might understandably fall asleep reading the Oxford History of India, and indeed, the vast majority of the weighty tomes.
I don’t mean to denigrate all the scholarly studies on the subcontinent, and would highly recommend everyone interested in the Indian subcontinent to read them, but for casual readers I’d recommend the books I’ve mentioned above.
ko.offroadpakistan.com /books/2003_11/history_of_the_indian_subcontinent.html   (2306 words)

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