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    British colonial administrator of India, Indian ______

    Am I making this up? I seem to remember a story about a British colonial administrator of India who was nicknamed Indian LASTNAME. I remember this being William Jones (Indian Jones), but googling "Indian Jones" doesn't get me much. Was it someone else, or did I make this whole story up?
  2. Visigoth Panzer

    large Oversea Indian Communities

    What regions of the world have significant communities of Indians (from India) that amount to large % of the regional population? Examples being Durban in South Africa and Guyana in South America. Britain and the USA don't count because the populations are dispersed across the country. Any...
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    need your help in identifying and decoding my Indian ancestry.

    Hi all, I am Harold H. Pandit from good ole United States of America. I am 100% "White" now with Blue eyes and Brown hair alongside my pale skin but i have one interesting Ancestry. as you can see my Surname is Pundit and according to my Father my Great Grandpa was an Indian named Monilal...
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    Need help in Decoding my "wealthy" Indian+White Ancestry.

    Hi all, I am Harold H. Pandit from good ole United States of America. I am 100% "White" now with Blue eyes and Brown hair alongside my pale skin but i have one interesting Ancestry. as you can see my Surname is Pundit and according to my Father my Great Grandpa was an Indian named Monilal...
  5. Futurist

    After the partition of India, did India hope that Pakistan would rejoin it?

    I'm curious about this--after the partition of India, did Indian politicians and the Indian population hope that Pakistan would eventually rejoin it? Or did they already think that the partition of India was going to be permanent? Does anyone here have any information in regards to this? Also...
  6. Tammuz

    The Indian goddess Sarasvati

    The goddess's name originally referred to a river in northwestern India, on the banks of which the mythology and doctrine of the Veda, the Hindu collection of ´sacred´ texts, was initially developed. The river was identified with Sarasvati ("the Flowing"), at this stage a goddess of water and...
  7. Z

    Indian wooden architecture

    Can anyone give example of wooden architecture in india?during gupta's or maurya's time?how they looked like and how were they built? I am thinking more close to grand buildings,thanks in advance.
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    Ancient Indian battles

    I would like to hear of any accounts of ancient battles of India as they are few and far between. I uave researched a lot on the net and found only a few battles. Heremthey are. Defeat of Assyrian Queen: She dressed up her camels as elephants and crossed the Indus, but the Indian king learned...
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    Any account of ancient indian battles

    I would like to hear of any accounts of ancient battles of India as they are few and far between. I uave researched a lot on the net and found only a few battles. Heremthey are. Defeat of Assyrian Queen: She dressed up her camels as elephants and crossed the Indus, but the Indian king learned...
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    Indian languages inAmerica

    Hello everybody.Do we know how many indians languages exist in 1492 ? Are there different dictionaries made by specialists of this question ? Thank you
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    Western (middle east) and eastern (indian) religions

    thing which fascinates me is that how two lands of india and middle east gave birth to all the major religious philosophies in the world and how they being so different yet they spread to vast areas of different cultures, societies and geography. islam and christianity spread to europe, africa...
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    Amaravathi, one of the finest art ever created? new indian exhibit British museum

    sorry i meant one of the finest ancient arts and not arts in general please mods correct the title. 9Ts2Pl2JWyA hZ1Do-VawX8
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    underrated ancient indian paintings?

    ajantha cave 10 holds worlds one of the first portrait painting and yet when we hear about paintings, nobody talks about ajantha paintings or indian paintings. Indian master painters painted some amazing paintings long before europeans put their first paint brush on the canvas a thousand and a...
  14. Z

    What is taught in pakistan about indian history.

    Whenever it comes to history,pakistanis i have interacted with online have this weird idea that muslims ruled india for 800-1000 years. Where does this idea come from?what is taught in pakistan about indian history.
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    Indian history books biased toward islamic kingdoms.

    I remember nothing of marathas,or vijayanagara,it seems like according to indian CBSE books that in medievel and early modern period only muslims ruled india.
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    Amazing 1000 years old west central indian carved temple architecture

    Mahavira Jain Temple
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    Ancient Indian architecture, one of the greatest yet least appreciated?

    i often wonder why indian architecture doesnt make to the list of fascinating ancient architecture along the lines of ancient greece, rome, egypt etc, some of the reasons i consider indian architecture to be one of the greatest ancient architecture is because 1) use of fired bricks: the reason...
  18. Mrbritishman

    old pictures of Indian colonial relatives.

    I have reason to believe these are in some way related to the region of Asia. as these are pictures of my relatives, believed to have been in the colonial army of Great Britain. any information on the uniform, medals and occupation of this man are much needed and wanted. all I know, is it may...
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    Vagbhata, the Indian medical scientist

    The wikipedia article on Vaghbata seems lacking. For those who don't know, Vaghbata is the third most notable Indian scholar (After Sushruta, the surgeon, and Charaka, who did some research in a few fields of medical science such as embryology), who may have lived around the 6th century AD...
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    Recognize Indian person in picture

    Hi all, I just joined because I am curious about a picture. In a picture of my great grandfather I see a certain picture in the background. Who is this man? I am not born in India so I won't recognise him even if he was important. Any clue?