from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A peninsula and subcontinent of southern Asia south of the Himalaya Mountains, occupied by India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
- A country of southern Asia covering most of the Indian subcontinent. Aryans from the northwest invaded c. 1500 BC, pushing Dravidian and other peoples to the south. Most of India was unified by the emperor Asoka in the 3rd century BC. It experienced a golden age in the 4th and 5th centuries AD before being invaded c. 1000 by Muslims and later by the Mongol conqueror Baber, who established the Mogul empire (1526-1857). Various European powers established trading posts in the 16th and 17th centuries, with the British assuming authority over India in 1857. In the 20th century, India gained its independence from Great Britain (1947) following a campaign of civil disobedience led by the pacifist Mohandas Gandhi. Its concomitant partition into the separate countries of India and Pakistan resulted in a tumultuous migration of Muslims to Pakistan and Hindus and Sikhs to India in which approximately one million people died. New Delhi is the capital and Mumbai (Bombay) the largest city. Population: 1,130,000,000.
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- n. The letter I in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
- proper n. The territory east of the river Indus and south of the Himalaya mountains (formerly also known as Hindustan)
- proper n. Country in South Asia (Bharat). Official name: Republic of India.
- proper n. Formerly applied to America, also plural Indies (obsolete)
- proper n. The letter I in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
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- n. a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
It is 62nd independence day for india. 62 years ago India got freedom from British rule.
Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters INDIA OUTLOOK: A laborer pushed a wheelbarrow of mud for making bricks near Siliguri, India, Friday.
SARA SIDNER, CNN INTERNATIONAL REPORTER, NEW DELHI, INDIA (voice - over): This is India at work.
Reuters INDIA UPRISING: A demonstrator shouted during a protest Friday over a land dispute in Jammu, India.
Delhi: CSIB, xxvii + 254 pp. COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, INDIA (1950) The Wealth of India: flaw materials, Volume 2 (C).
India: H.S. Thomas, _The Rod in India_ (London, 1897);
(1580-1640) India was governed entirely through the _Casa da India_ at
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I held this office as long as it continued to exist, being a little more than two years; after which it pleased Parliament, in other words Lord Palmerston, to put an end to the East india Company as a branch of the government of India under the Crown, and convert the administration of that country into a thing to be scrambled for by the second and third class of English parliamentary politicians.
Mr. Blyth, who speculated on the origin of the name, in one of his able articles on the felines of India in the _India Sporting Review_ of April 1856, makes no allusion to the above nor to the probable confusion that may have arisen in the middle ages over the spotted
An exceedingly important change affecting the power and functions of the Indian Commander-in-chief, together with various other reforms in the military administration of India, were all anticipated, foreshadowed, and -- it is believed -- largely helped on by this very paper, and others under the general heading of _Things in India_, contributed by Ali Baba to _Vanity Fair_ during 1879.