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The world's largest democracy has a rich and diverse culture. Now, it is also achieving more rapid economic growth India's vast territory can be divided into three main regions ...

India

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...of existence, it is India. Romain Rolland 1866 – 1944 French writer Prophets of the New India (1930) No one can make India kneel. after the bombings in Mumbai Manmohan Singh 1932 –   Indian statesman , Prime Minister 2004–14 in Hindu 12 July 2006 No one can make India kneel No one can make India kneel Nothing has been left undone, either by man or Nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Mark Twain 1835 – 1910 American writer Following the Equator (1897) ch. 21 India has 2,000,000 gods,...

Manmohan Singh

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...Manmohan Singh 1932 –   Indian statesman , Prime Minister 2004–14 No one can make India kneel. after the bombings in Mumbai in Hindu 12 July 2006 No one can make India kneel No one can make India ...

R. K. Narayan

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...R. K. Narayan 1906 – 2001 Indian novelist and short-story writer India will go on. remark to V. S. Naipaul in 1961, V. S. Naipaul India: A Wounded Civilization ...

Diana Vreeland

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...Diana Vreeland 1903 – 89 American fashion editor Elegance is refusal. Allure (2010) Pink is the navy blue of India. attributed,...

Romain Rolland

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... Gramsci A hero is the one who does what he can. The others don't. Jean-Christophe (1904–12) If there is one place on the face of the earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India. Prophets of the New India ...

Reginald Heber

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...of the morning, Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid. ‘Brightest and best of the sons of the morning’ (1827 hymn) brightest and best sons of the morning dawn on our darkness From Greenland's icy mountains, From India's coral strand. ‘From Greenland's icy mountains’ (1821 hymn) From Greenland 's icy mountains India 's coral strand India's coral strand What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile: In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are strown; The heathen in his blindness...

Wilfred Noyce

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...except unruly bits of ourselves. on the expedition which climbed Everest, 1953, now frequently attributed to Edmund Hillary in the form ‘It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves’ ‘The Ascent of Everest’, lecture to Royal Society of Arts Commonwealth section and East India Association, 15 December 1953; see also ...

Indira Gandhi

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...Indira Gandhi 1917 – 84 Indian stateswoman We do not tilt on either side…we walk upright. when asked by a reporter why India ‘always tilted towards the Soviet Union’ in Washington, 1982; Inder Malhotra Indira Gandhi (1989) I cannot understand how anyone can be an Indian and not be proud—the richness and infinite variety of our composite heritage, the magnificence of the people's spirit, equal to any disaster or burden, firm in their faith…even in poverty and hardship. paper found after her death, Remembered Moments ...

Jawaharlal Nehru

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...Jawaharlal Nehru 1889 – 1964 Indian statesman At the stroke of the midnight hour, while the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. immediately prior to Independence speech to the Indian Constituent Assembly, 14 August 1947 stroke of the midnight hour while the world sleeps India will awake to life The light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere. following Gandhi 's assassination broadcast, 30 January 1948; Richard J. Walsh Nehru on Gandhi (1948) ch. 6 light has gone out of our lives there is ...

Sylvain Lévi

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...Sylvain Lévi 1863 – 1935 French Indologist From Persia to the Chinese Sea, from the icy regions of Siberia to the islands of Java and Borneo, from Oceania to Socotra, India has propagated her beliefs, her tales and her civilization. She has left indestructible imprints on one-fourth of the human race in course of a long succession of centuries. She has the right to reclaim in universal history the rank that ignorance has refused her for a long time and to hold her place amongst the great nations summarizing and symbolizing the spirit of...

Colours

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... beige If I could find anything blacker than black, I'd use it. J. M. W. Turner 1775 – 1851 English landscape painter : remark, 1844 blacker than black blacker than black Pink is the navy blue of India. Diana Vreeland 1903 – 89 American fashion editor : attributed, 1977 pink is the navy blue navy blue of India navy blue of India I think it pisses God off if you walk by the colour purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. Alice Walker 1944 – : The Colour Purple (1982) walk by the colour purple walk by the colour ...

E. M. Forster

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...races are really pinko-grey. A Passage to India (1924) ch. 7 Nothing in India is identifiable, the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear or to merge in something else. A Passage to India (1924) ch. 8 Pathos, piety, courage—they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value. A Passage to India (1924) ch. 14 pathos , piety, courage Pathos, piety, courage Everything exists Nothing has value Where there is officialism every human relationship suffers. A Passage to India (1924) ch. 24 Like all gossip—it's merely...

Mahatma Gandhi

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...are mental states Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. Satyagraha Leaflet no. 13 (1919) If we are to reach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children. in Young India 19 November 1921 Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed. speech at Shahi Bag, 18 March 1922, on a charge of sedition non-violence is the first article first article of my faith last article of my creed In my humble opinion,...

Mahāyāna Buddhist texts

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...Mahāyāna Buddhist texts a tradition which emerged in India around the 1st century ad , which later spread to China, Japan, and elsewhere Where there is no perception, appellation, conception, or conventional expression, there one speaks of ‘perfect wisdom’. Perfect Wisdom in 8,000 Lines (100 bc –100 ad ) ch. 7, v. 177 perfect wisdom perfect wisdom A Bodhisattva who is full of pity and concerned with the welfare of all beings, who dwells in friendliness, compassion, sympathetic joy and even mindedness. Perfect Wisdom in 8,000 Lines ...

Christopher Marlowe

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...Christopher Marlowe 1564 – 93 English dramatist and poet . See also Anonymous I'll have them fly to India for gold, Ransack the ocean for orient pearl. Doctor Faustus (1604) act 1, sc. 1 fly to India for gold Ransack the ocean orient pearl Why, this is hell, nor am I out of it. Doctor Faustus (1604) act 1, sc. 3 this is hell Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium? Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss! Doctor Faustus (1604) act 5, sc. 1 Was this the face launched a...

Heaven and Hell

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...Heaven and Hell Heaven of Lord Curzon, who at the age of thirty-nine had been created Viceroy of India: For all the rest of his life Curzon was influenced by his sudden journey to heaven at the age of thirty-nine, and then by his return seven years later to earth, for the remainder of his mortal existence. Lord Beaverbrook 1879 – 1964 Canadian -born British newspaper proprietor and Conservative politician : Men and Power (1956) journey to heaven return seven years later I always say, as you know, that if my fellow citizens want to go to Hell...

Asia

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...Asia see also India Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors. They are the oldest civilized people on earth. Their civilization passes through phases but its basic characteristics remain the same. They yield, they bend to the wind, but they do not break. Pearl S. Buck 1892 – 1973 American writer China, Past and Present (1972) Match me such marvel, save in Eastern clime,— A rose-red city—half as old as Time! John William Burgon 1813 – 88 English clergyman Petra (1845) l. 132 rose -red city rose-red ...

Bureaucracy

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...more papers to pile high on my desk. Du Fu ( Tu Fu ) 712 – 770 Chinese poet poem 109; William Hung Tu Fu: China's Greatest Poet (1952) ch. 7 Where there is officialism every human relationship suffers. E. M. Forster 1879 – 1970 English novelist A Passage to India (1924) ch. 24 What is official Is incontestable. It undercuts The problematical world and sells us life At a discount. Christopher Fry 1907 – 2005 English dramatist The Lady's not for Burning (1949) act 1 Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the...

Cynicism

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...Diogenes c. 400 – c. 325 bc Greek Cynic philosopher Diogenes Laertius Lives of the Philosophers Pathos, piety, courage—they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value. E. M. Forster 1879 – 1970 English novelist A Passage to India (1924) ch. 14 pathos , piety, courage Pathos, piety, courage Everything exists Nothing has value Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth. Lillian Hellman 1905 – 84 American dramatist The Little Foxes (1939) Paris is well worth a mass. a Huguenot view on...

Gossip

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...Love in Several Masques (1728) act 4, sc. 11 love and scandal Love and scandal sweeteners of tea sweeteners of tea Like all gossip—it's merely one of those half-alive things that try to crowd out real life. E. M. Forster 1879 – 1970 English novelist A Passage to India (1924) ch. 31 Men have always detested women's gossip because they suspect the truth: their measurements are being taken and compared. Erica Jong 1942 –   American novelist Fear of Flying (1973) Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences...

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