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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,...

R. K. Narayan

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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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 (1977) India will go on India will go ...

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 ...

Manmohan Singh

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...Manmohan Singh 1932 Indian statesman , Prime Minister since 2004 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 ...

Manmohan Singh

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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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 make India kneel 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,...

Al-Biruni

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Francis Crick

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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...by degrees has been filled up by the alluvium of the streams. Alberuni's India , trans. E. C. Sachau (1888), Vol. 1 , 198 you have seen the soil of India India has once been a sea India has once been a sea For it is the same whether you take it that the Earth is in motion or the Sky. For, in both the cases, it does not affect the Astronomical Science. It is just for the Physicist to see if it is possible to refute it. In Syed Hasan Barani, ‘Al-Biruni's Scientific Achievements’ , Indo-Iranica , 1952, 5 (4) , 47 earth is in motion Earth is in motion...

Indira Gandhi

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...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) We do not tilt on either side we walk upright I have lived a long life and I am proud that I spent the whole of my life in the service of my people. I am only proud of this and of nothing else. I shall continue to serve until my last breath and when I die, I can say, that every drop of my blood will invigorate India and strengthen it. speech, Bhubaneshwar, 30 October 1984 (the night...

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 ...

Jawaharlal Nehru

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...easy walk-over to freedom After every other Viceroy has been forgotten, Curzon will be remembered because he restored all that was beautiful in India. in conversation with Lord Swinton Kenneth Rose Superior Person (1969) viceroy has been forgotten beautiful in India I shall be the last Englishman to rule in India. J. K. Galbraith A Life in Our Times (1981) Englishman to rule in India Englishman to rule in ...

Sonia Gandhi

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...Sonia Gandhi 1946 –   Italian -born Indian politician ; widow of Rajiv Gandhi (assassinated in 1991) and daughter-in-law of Indira gandhi There is no question. It is my inner voice, it is my conscience. on turning down the post of Prime Minister of India in Independent 19 May 2004 It is my inner voice It is my inner ...

Owen Meredith

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...Owen Meredith ( Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, Lord Lytton ) 1831 – 91 English poet and statesman , Viceroy of India 1876–80; son of Edward George bulwer-lytton Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can. ‘Last Words of a Sensitive Second-Rate Poet’ (1868) genius does what it must talent does what it...

Jawaharlal Nehru

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Francis Crick

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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...people...Who indeed could afford to ignore science today? At every turn we have to seek its aid...the future belongs to science and those who make friends with science. Quoted in Atma Ram, ‘The Making of Optical Glass in India: Its Lessons for Industrial Development’ , Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India , 1961, 27 , 564–5 future belongs to...

Jawaharlal Nehru

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...Jawaharlal Nehru 1889 – 1964 Indian statesman . On Nehru: see patil 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. broadcast, 30 January 1948, following gandhi 's assassination Richard J. Walsh Nehru on Gandhi (1948) light has gone out of our...

Reginald Heber

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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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...

Indira Gandhi

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...I am only proud of this and of nothing else. I shall continue to serve until my last breath and when I die, I can say, that every drop of my blood will invigorate India and strengthen it. speech, Bhubaneshwar, 30 October 1984 (the night before she was assassinated); Selected Speeches (1986) vol. 5 my blood will invigorate India serve until my last breath my blood will invigorate ...

Dalai Lama

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...ruler of Tibet. The present Dalai Lama escaped to India in 1959 following the Chinese invasion of Tibet and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 Frankly speaking it is difficult to trust the Chinese. Once bitten by a snake you feel suspicious even when you see a piece of rope. attributed, 1981 trust the Chinese bitten by a snake see a piece of rope We are a part of humanity, so we should take care of humanity. And if we can't do that, then we should at least do no harm. interview in Mcleod Ganj, India, 27 February 2004 take care of humanity at least...

Jawaharlal Nehru

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...the mountain-tops of our desire. ‘From Lucknow to Tripuri’ (1939) no easy walk -over to freedom no easy walk-over to freedom 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 light has gone out there is ...

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 ...

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