India

Definitions

  • Silver Rupee of East India Company
    Silver Rupee of East India Company
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n India a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The smallest man ever was Gul Mohammed (1957-1997) of India, who measured 1 feet, 10? inches
    • n India A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: India has the most post offices in the world
    • n India In an attributive use: Indian; pertaining to India or the East Indies; made in, named from, or connected with India: as, India goods; the India trade. In English law or usage India generally means “all territories and places within her Majesty's dominions which are subject to the Governor-General of India.” The principal territories under British administration are Bengal, Madras, Bombay, Northwestern Provinces, Central Provinces. Panjȧb, Assam, and Burma. Many native states are under British protection.
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Quotations

  • Edward Gibbon
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    “My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma%20Gandhi
    “If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Indian

Usage

In literature:

We have found India friendly, and her Christians are our friends.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
In Japan it is probably not more, and in India much less.
"Where Half The World Is Waking Up" by Clarence Poe
As was to be expected, Persia very early had cottons and calicoes imported from India.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
In Northern India her health was better than it had been for years, but she fell away after leaving Bombay.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
We can no longer, following Mr. Max Mueller, look to India to tell us what was the common Aryan religion.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
She thinks he is safely out of India.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
Ness, 2nd West India Regiment, was promoted Captain, by purchase, in the 4th West India Regiment.
"The History of the First West India Regiment" by A. B. Ellis
This is noticeably the case in India, where boys from nine to fifteen years of age do much of the weaving.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
DHAR, a native state of India, in the Bhopawar agency, Central India.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
The Mongols crushed for a time the element of beauty in India.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
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In poetry:

Where am I? So languid and troubled
The beat of my heart responds:
"Do you see the station where you can buy
A ticket to the India of the soul?"
"The Lost Tram" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
And India's mystics sang aright
Of the One Life pervading all,--
One Being's tidal rise and fall
In soul and form, in sound and sight,--
Eternal outflow and recall.
"The Over-Heart" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Come, bring us, with speed, a pound of the weed
"From India brought over the main,
"With pipes long and white, a hot poker, or light;
"Nor let them be call'd for again.
"A Song Concerning The Devil And The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
Ye first unlock'd the secret door
That led to nature's varied store:
And taught him early to adore
Her tempting smile,
Whether on India's pictur'd shore
Or Britain's isle--
"The Links O' Forth : Or, A Parting Peep At The Carse O' Sterling" by Hector MacNeill
We are very slightly changed
From the semi-apes who ranged
India's Prehistoric clay;
He that drew the longest bow
Ran his brother down, you know,
As we run men down to-day.
"A General Summary" by Rudyard Kipling
From India's golden, glowing, sunny clime,
A youthful prince to favoured England came,
And found the Light of Life—the life that sheds
Divinest glory on the Saviour's name!
"Duleep Singh" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

How one US tech company builds business by arming the offshorers of India.
Michael Fister has come to India not to save money but to make money.
James Tooley spends most of his time in the poorest parts of Africa, India and China.
The District's ABC Board has predictably suspended Heritage India's liquor license following some deadly violence at the popular lunch spot turned late-night party palace over the weekend.
Sierra Nevada's newest year-round release—Torpedo Extra IPA, an India pale ale embellished by the brewery's homemade hop-extractor, dubbed "the hop torpedo"—may be viewed as a thank-you to the craft beer drinking community.
Hindu India and the Cultural Reshaping of Psychoanalysis by Stanley N Kurtz, foreword by S.J.
Migrating from India to China via the Silk Road, Buddhism did not become widespread in Japan until the 12th century, approximately 1,000 years after its appearance in China.
Me coming to India was a purely spiritual trip.
Promise of U.S.-India economic partnership remains unfulfilled.
They discuss his revealing look at India's role in the global economy, The Elephant, The Tiger, and The Cell Phone: The Transformation of India in the 21st Century.
Khushwant Singh, in "India, the Hindu State" (Op-Ed, Aug 3), is on target except for one vital issue: the future of India.
In the battle between India and China over the software business, India holds the edge.
MUMBAI, India — Bal Thackeray , a Hindu extremist leader linked to waves of mob violence against Muslims and migrant workers in India, died Saturday after an illness of several weeks.
Sept 20, 2012: Supporters of Communist Party of India (Marxist) participate in a protest with placards in New Delhi, India.
1 Amy Yee describes how alleged ethical violations have raised controversy over clinical trials in India and that regulations have been "failing to keep up with India's trials boom".
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In science:

This work has been partially supported by DST(India).
Structure of wavefunctions in (1+2)-body random matrix ensembles
Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, 380009, India.
What is random about a quantum random walk?
Department of Science and Technology, India, through the Swarna jayanti Fellowship pro ject (DST/SF/8/98) for part of this work.
Surface Granular flows: Two Related Examples
This research is partially supported by DAE (India).
Acceleration of the universe with a simple trigonometric potential
D−s K + as an example Namit Maha jan∗ Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Chhatnag Road, Jhunsi, Al lahabad - 211019, India.
W-exchange/Annihilation amplitudes in LCSR - $B_d^0 \to D_s^-K^+$ as an example
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