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India

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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

India  

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

India Acts  

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British parliamentary Acts for the government of India. The Act for the Better Government of India (1858) replaced rule by the English East India Company by that of the crown. The viceroy would be ...
India.Arie

India.Arie  

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B. India Arie Simpson, 3 October 1975, Denver, Colorado, USA. This Atlanta, Georgia, USA-based singer-songwriter made an immediate impact on the neo-soul scene with the release of her debut Acoustic ...
India paper

India paper  

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A very thin, tough, soft, absorbent unsized opaque buff paper, introduced from China about 1750. It was also known as India (proof) paper since it came from East Asia. Made ...
Macmillan (India)

Macmillan (India)  

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In 1875, Alexander Macmillan took over a school series from Thacker, Spink, & Co. to begin his Indian textbook list. Maurice Macmillan assumed control of the Indian Branch in 1886 ...
Francesco India

Francesco India  

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(16th–17th c.).Veronese doctor who wrote treatises on scientific, literary, and philosophical subjects. These include Discorsi della bellezza e della grazia (1597), another discorso on Della Casa's ...
India Bill

India Bill  

1783.An abortive reform of the East India Company, drafted largely by Edmund Burke and introduced by the Fox–North coalition. Opponents expressed exaggerated fears that the patronage thus created ...
India(n)

India(n)  

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A word derived from Persian, Greek, and Muslim renderings of the Sanskrit term for the Sindhu (subsequently known as the Indus), designating the land surrounding, and to the east of that river. It is ...
India–Australia

India–Australia  

Re-emerged as a major economic and strategic concern during the 1980s and 1990s, when Australia became more involved in the Asian region. This development harkened backed to the early years ...
English East India Company

English East India Company  

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A chartered company of London merchants that gradually transformed trading privileges in Asia into a territorial empire centred on India. Chartered in 1600, the Company soon lost the Spice Islands ...
Music in India

Music in India  

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This is a combined reprint of two short works, namely, A Treatise on the Music of Hindoostan, by N. Augustus Williard, first published in 1834; and On The Musical Modes ...
India-Pakistan Wars

India-Pakistan Wars  

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Relations between the states of India and Pakistan have been blighted since the two states gained their independence in 1947. The Hindu states of British India formed the new country ...
French East India Company

French East India Company  

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A commercial organization, founded in 1664 to compete with the Dutch and English East India companies. Until the 1740s it was less successful than its rivals, but led by an ambitious governor, ...
Sigismondo d' India

Sigismondo d' India  

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(b Palermo, c.1582; d ?Modena, before 19 April 1629).Italian nobleman and composer. The origin of his unusual name is unknown; it has been suggested that India may have been ...
India and Environmental Change

India and Environmental Change  

On a world map in which a country's size is proportional to its population, India looms large. If on that same map countries with higher rates of population growth are ...
Bishnoi (Rajasthan, India)

Bishnoi (Rajasthan, India)  

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The Bishnoi of Rajasthan, India, have lately come to the attention of diverse scholarly and activist communities as an example of an ecologically aware people who for generations have been ...
Santal Region (India)

Santal Region (India)  

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India is home to a large number of indigenous tribes known as adivasi (early inhabitants), vanavasi (inhabitants of the forest), vanajati (castes of forest) and paharia (hill-dwellers). Among these ...
Dutch East India Company

Dutch East India Company  

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The Dutch East India Company, or VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), chartered in 1602, stood out as a remarkable contemporary monument of commercial capitalism. In addition to engaging in a ...
Government of India Acts

Government of India Acts  

(1919, 1935)Two British Acts of Parliament which determined the structure of government in India. They were created with the aim of appeasing Indian nationalism and preventing India's eventual ...
India post 1947

India post 1947  

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The architectural climate of post World War II India was determined by the complex intersection of colonialism, post-colonialism, and modernity, and the debate—raging in India since the late 19th ...

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