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What is the ancient name of India?

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Asked by priya sharma, 14 Mar '08 11:01 am
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Bharat
Answered by Manish Luthra, 14 Mar '08 11:01 am

 
  
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Hindusthan and then Bharat
Answered by DRN, 14 Mar '08 11:32 am

 
  
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the persians called it heptahindu,some called it bharat or bharatvarsha,the greeks were the first to call it india . earlier some also called it saptasindu
Answered by DONA, 14 Mar '08 11:08 am

 
  
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In ancient times, India was divided into smaller kingdoms like Kalinga, Magadh, Gandhar and so on. But most of these kingdoms followed the Aryan culture, Vedic rituals and religion and similar political set ups. You could say they were all part of one civilization. That is why, the concept of India was always there- from the time of Alexender's invasion to invasions by Sakas, Huns, Pathans, Mughals- all of them invaded 'India'. The travellers like Hieun Tsang, Fa Huen, Ibn Batuta talked about their visits to India. And that is why, while we do agree that it was the British who gave the final shape to what we today know as India, much before they came- Christopher Columbus had set out to 'discover' India. The British, French, Portuguese and Dutch all came to the land they had already known to be India because they had heard about it's riches. And from ancient times, many kings have tried to be emperor of this whole land that together formed India- Samudragupta, Kanishka, later the ...more
Answered by L KINI, 14 Mar '08 12:49 pm

 
  
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Indraprastha
Answered by Shimna Mayimi, 14 Mar '08 11:08 am

 
  
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