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  India. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
India’s rainfall, which depends upon the monsoon, is variable; it is heavy in Assam and West Bengal and along the southern coasts, moderate in the inland peninsular regions, and scanty in the arid northwest, especially in Rajasthan and Punjab.
The holy cities of India attract pilgrims from throughout the East: Varanasi (formerly Benares), Allahabad, Puri, and Nashik are religious centers for the Hindus; Amritsar is the holy city of the Sikhs; and Satrunjaya Hill near Palitana is sacred to the Jains.
In NW India, beyond the reach of the medieval dynasties, the Rajputs had grown strong and were able to resist the rising forces of Islam.
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 1Up India > History of India | Indian History and Mythology
India is a very vast nation geographically; it forms the meeting ground between the East and the West and hence an important destination to conduct trade with the Western nations.
India has seen a variety of rulers including Persians, Greeks, Chinese nomads, Arabs, Portuguese, British and other raiders all of whom conquered over the local Hindu kingdoms who invariably survived their depradations, living out their own sagas of conquest and collapse.
This discovery was however treated as a little more than curiosity unless archaeologists later revisited the site in the 1920's and determined that the bricks were over 5000 years old.
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 The Discovery of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Discovery of India (भारत एक खोज) was written by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru during his imprisonment in 1942-1946 at Ahmednagar in the Ahmadnagar Fort.
Nehru was jailed for his participation in the Quit India movement along with other Indian leaders, and he used this time to write down his thoughts and knowledge about India's history.
The book is widely regarded as a classic in India since its first publication in 1946, and provides a broad view of Indian history, philosophy and culture, as viewed from the eyes of a liberal Indian fighting for the independence of his country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Discovery_of_India   (314 words)

 Nehru Centre, Mumbai
In its huge complex are housed an auditorium, the Discovery of India Exposition, exhibition halls, offices and restaurants.
On Friday November 1st 1991, the first phase of the Discovery of India Exposition was ceremoniously inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India Shri.
The Discovery of India Exposition is open to the public between 2.00 p.m.
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 Gas in India 01:2003 EXPLORER
The discovery stands as the biggest gas find in India in three decades, and was among the world's largest gas discoveries in 2002.
The discovery well was drilled to a total depth of 2,900 meters in mid-May, and 9-5/8 inch casing was set to approximately 2,200 meters.
There is a big demand-supply gap in India and at present there are numerous proposed LNG projects as well as some pipeline projects that could be affected by the new reserves from this discovery.
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 India's History
This discovery was treated at the time as little more than a curiosity, but archaeologists later revisited the site in the 1920's and determined that the bricks were over 5000 years old.
In 1858, a rumor spread among Hindu soldiers that the British were greasing their bullets with the fat of cows and pigs, the former sacred animals to Hindus and the latter unclean animals to Muslims.
India had become a profitable venture, and the British were loath to allow the Indian population any power in a system that they viewed as their own accomplishment.
www.lasalle.edu /~patelk1/india/history.htm   (2475 words)

 Asher Orkaby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
India believes that these patent laws should be altered, giving credit to the real inventor, and set price should be issued as to avoid overly expensive purchases.
India hopes that new regulations will be passed regarding the biology patents, and that a maximum price should be placed on the selling of these discoveries and inventions.
India believes that biological engineering can change the world for the better and improve the quality of the lives of many of the starving Indians.
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 travel,tourism,tours,india Discovery of India - Bharat Ek Khoj
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 Bharat Ek Khoj - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bharat Ek Khoj (Hindi: भारत एक खोज, Urdu: بھارت ایک کھوج, translation: Discovery of India) is a 53 episode television series that dramatically unfolds the 5000 year history of India from its beginnings to the coming of independence in 1947.
It is a series of explorations into the different periods of Indian history and was made in 1988 by the writer, director and producer Shyam Benegal.
The serial is based on a book written by the historian and the first Prime Minister of independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, titled The Discovery of India.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bharat_Ek_Khoj   (171 words)

 India's Enormous Gas Find Changes Energy Economics
India loosened controls on the oil sector in April, which -- among other things -- allowed oil companies to enter and exit freely.
India's present gas demand is about 152 million cubic meters per day, against supply of about 66 mcmd.
India is the world's third-largest user of coal -- the dirtiest of all fuels -- with about 55 percent of its energy being drawn from this resource.
www.rense.com /general31/indiasenormousgasfind.htm   (768 words)

 Contribution of Muslims in India, 711-
Their entry in India was prompted by an attempt to free the civilian Muslim hostages whose ship was taken by sea pirates in the territory of Raja Dahir, King of Sind.
They were well liked generally as rulers for their justice, social and cultural values, respect for freedom to practice religion as prescribed by the religion of various communities, freedom of speech, legal system in accordance with the dictates and established norms of each religious community, public works and for establishing educational institutions.
When the British decided to withdraw from India without a clear direction for the future of Muslims (former rulers), a political solution was reached for some of the Muslim majority areas.
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Roman numeration, particularly, was an intentional device to keep the populace ignorant and powerless, forever confined in the perceptivity-centered modality, in a mystical cave, by a mega-dose of neocheating.
Furthermore, none outside of the Hindus evolved the zero concept to the degree that it is used as the null-value in all facets of calculation.
Science did not develop in India after the discovery of the zero owing to the fact that no explicitly defined Aristotelian philosophy had ever been prevalent in India or had been known to the Hindus in general.
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 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It is India’s discovery of herself, emotional, troubled and therefore not undisputed.
The reissue of the books at this political juncture is significant since India is, in a different way, trying to come to terms with its past; there is again a generation of Indians, proud and confident, trying to refashion the nation according to their own understanding of the world and of the Nehruvian legacy.
In India, these would include the alleviation of poverty, the removal of inequalities in society, improvements in the health and education sectors: the state could play an important role here and complete the work Nehru began.
www.telegraphindia.com /1040815/asp/opinion/story_3626054.asp   (1084 words)

 The Discovery Of India, Jama Masjid and the Qutub Minar, grand tours of India
The Discovery of IndiaIndia on Canvas
He made two tours in Upper India, in the course of which he made drawings of the Ganga scene, the colourful ghats of Varanasi, and the wonderful monuments at Lucknow, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Gwalior.
They were mostly army officers in the employ of the East India Company and their sketches were, in a number of cases, eventually published as engravings or lithographs.
www.indiaprofile.com /art-crafts/indiaoncanvas.htm   (1155 words)

 Q and A: President George W. Bush's visit to India and Pakistan
India, in turn, had a covert nuclear weapons program buried within its supposedly peaceful civilian energy program, and has always regarded the NPT as discriminatory.
India's record is good as far as exports are concerned, but it did demonstrate to other states, notably Iran, that a military nuclear program could be concealed within a civilian one.
This will acknowledge India's military nuclear status, and allow India to accept help for its civilian nuclear program, but it will require India to separate its civil and military programs and assume other obligations of NPT members.
www.brookings.edu /views/interviews/cohens/20060223.htm   (585 words)

 India History - A Story of Conquests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
India's extraordinary history and geography are inextricably interrelated.
A meeting ground between the East and West, it was routinely invaded, while at the same time its natural isolation and magnetic religions allowed it to adapt to and absorb many of the peoples who penetrated its mountain passes.
The first group to invade India were the Aryans, who came out of the north in about 1500 BC, and brought with them strong cultural traditions that, miraculously, still remain in force today.
www.globalvolunteers.org /1main/india/indiahistory.htm   (1719 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Nick Robins draws the lessons" The article rightly points to the exploitation of East India company: "In The Discovery of India, the final and perhaps most profound part of his "prison trilogy", written in 1944 from Ahmednagar Fort, Jawaharlal Nehru described the effect of the East India Company on the country he would shortly rule.
At a time when the British state was intervening on the side of the employer - for example, to set maximum levels for wages - India's weavers were able to act collectively, aiding their ability to negotiate favourable prices.
But the East India Company eliminated the weavers' freedom to sell to other merchants, and so crushed their limited but important market autonomy.
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 Gas discovery in India to reduce dependence on importation - Irna
The discovery of natural gas in Krishna Godavari basin off the east coast will help cut the country's increasing dependence on importation of hydrocarbons, the mid-year economic review for 2006-07 has said.
India's crude oil production of about 33 million tons barely meets one-third of demand, while natural gas availability of 90 million standard cubic meters satisfies only half the requirement, PTI said.
It said ONGC is currently developing the G-1 and G-15 discoveries in the KG basin.
www.irna.com /en/news/view/line-18/0612201481174928.htm   (438 words)

 The Lusiad: Mickle’s Sketch of the History of the Discovery of India
Nor was Prince Henry less joyful of their discovery than they had been of their escape: sufficient proof of the miserable state of navigation in those days; for this island is only a few days’ voyage from Sagrez.
But, if it be maintained that he who plans a discovery ought to foresee the miseries which the vicious will engraft upon his enterprise, let the objector be told that the miseries are uncertain, while the advantages are real and sure.
Their country, they boasted, contained all the riches of India; and their king, they professed, was ambitious of entering into a friendly treaty with the Portuguese, with whose renown he was well acquainted.
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 Manas: History and Politics, Plassey
On June 23rd of that year, at the Battle of Plassey, a small village and mango grove between Calcutta and Murshidabad, the forces of the East India Company under Robert Clive defeated the army of Siraj-ud-daulah, the Nawab of Bengal.
The aspirant to the Nawab's throne, Mir Jafar, was induced to throw in his lot with Clive, and by far the greater number of the Nawab's soldiers were bribed to throw away their weapons, surrender prematurely, and even turn their arms against their own army.
Jawaharlal Nehru, in The Discovery of India (1946), justly describes Clive as having won the battle "by promoting treason and forgery", and pointedly notes that British rule in India had "an unsavoury beginning and something of that bitter taste has clung to it ever since."
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/History/British/Plassey.html   (305 words)

The literature of and on India is, of course, immense.
On the future of India and its emergence as a global economic and political power, we recommend Thomas Friedman, The World is Flat, which tops the current bestsellers lists, and a critical review of it ("The World is Round") by John Gray in the August 11, 2005, New York Review of Books.
Another must read is by Jairam Ramesh, a regional member of our international board, who is a member of the Indian Parliament and a leading intellectual in India, entitled Making Sense of Chindia, in which he argues for the reestablishment of a close relationship between China and India.
www.tufts.edu /provost/tuftsintheworld/india/suggested.html   (803 words)

 Discover India
Beginning with a mysterious culture along the Indus River and in farming communities in the southern lands of India, the history of the sub-continent is one puncuated by constant integration with migrating peoples and with the diverse cultures that surround India.
From the 11th to the 15th centuries, southern India was dominated by Hindu Chola and Vijayanagar Dynasties.
In the late 1800s, the first steps were taken toward self-government in British India with the appointment of Indian councilors to advise the British viceroy and the establishment of provincial councils with Indian members; the British subsequently widened participation in legislative councils.
www.regalenclave.com /india_history.htm   (522 words)

 "Bharat Ek Khoj" (1988)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is an impressive presentation made in the eighties, of the history of India based on a book.
It was and still remains one of the notable TV series of India.
It brings to life the history of India from the earliest times known-- Indus Valley Civilization to the Aryans to the present day India, covering epics like Ramayan, Mahabharat and works of Kalidas.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0155424   (385 words)

 Amazon.com: The Discovery of India: Books: Jawaharlal Nehru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A number of reviewers have noted that Discovery of India and Glimpses of World History were written during the years Nehru languished in British custody for sedition and civil disobedience.
His dreams and hopes for India as a forward looking, modern and tolerant nation fostering peace and co operation in the world are pretty well brought out in the book.
Also, his portrayal of Muslim rule in India is somewhat biased, and he only describes the bad bits, such as the jizya and the pagan tyranny of Aurangzeb while glossing over the good bits during the reigns Emperors Akbar, Jehangir and all those chaps who tried to build bridges between Hindus and Muslims.
www.amazon.com /Discovery-India-Jawaharlal-Nehru/dp/0143031031   (2047 words)

His last in a series of letters from prison, shows the compassionate and tolerant nature of the man - a spirit we need to recapture if India is, one more, to become a dynamic "Secular" State and an example to all nations.
India, The Land of Our Adoption, to a very large degree, is what it is - utterly captivating - because of great leaders like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, whose life has inspired me, mainly through those 31 years I spent in India, but also through reading his scholarly book, "The Discovery of India".
Its contents reflect the dynamism of the man, his humility and his love for the people of India for whom he was prepared to suffer so much to free them from the foreign yoke.
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 To India And Pakistan:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
When thought of this particular heritage and its application to the present fills and clears our mind, we can prepare it for the next stages of thought and action.
"India with an intense sense of individuality, enduring vitality and past heritage...
Pakistan and India -- countries which are among the largest democracies in the world.
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 Government of india-Webindia123.com- Prime Ministers
Daughter of the first P.M. of India Jawaharlal Nehru, was born at Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) in 1917.
Her bold polices led India to victory in the 1971 war against Pakistan.
First non-congress party Prime Minister of India, was born in 1896.
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