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If we can change names of Bombay to Mumbai, Madras to Chennai, Banglore to Bengaluru to remove British colonial references why not change the name of Alahabad, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Ghaziabad etc., and change them back to their original Indian cultural names?

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Asked by SREENIVAS, 06 Dec '12 06:51 pm
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I think allahabad, ahmedabad, hyderabad are all indian names only. abad is a muslim term. mostly named after the then muslim rulers.
like Nizamabad, Mushirabad, Doulatabad, zaheerabad, etc., etc.,
Answered by shastry v b, 07 Dec '12 11:54 am

 
  
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THEY WERE MADE BY INDIAN RULERS WHO STAYED HERE UNLIKE BRITISHERS WHO WENT BACK AS THEY ONLY CAME TO COLONISE ,LOOT AND PLUNDER ,MUSLIMS GAVE GLORIOUS CIVILISATION TO INDIA AND A GLORIOUS CULTURE
Dr. Pattabhi Sitaramayya, Presidential Address to the Fifty-fifth Session of the Indian Congress, Jaipur, .
(The Muslims had) enriched our culture, strengthened our administration, and brought near distant parts of the country... It (the Muslim Period) touched deeply the social life and the literature of the land.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (India's Prime Minsiter in The Discovery of India, .
The coming of Islam and of a considerable number of people from outside with different ways of living and thought affected these beliefs and structure. A foreign conquest, with all its evils, has one advantage: it widens the mental horizon of the people and compels them to look out of their shells. They realize that the world is a much bigger and a more variegated place than they had imagined. So the Af ...more
Answered by z, 06 Dec '12 07:02 pm

 
  
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Yes it should be done.
Answered by mandook, 10 Dec '12 08:07 pm

 
  
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It is welcome if the state and people prefer that
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 07 Dec '12 03:20 pm

 
  
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It would surely be a courageous step, but for that the politicians of the country have to have courage
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 06 Dec '12 07:26 pm

 
  
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I second your proposal
Answered by Om Shrivastava, 06 Dec '12 07:03 pm

 
  
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DON'T CHANGE NAME, CHANGE YOUR MIND. READ IN FULL
The name change of Madras to Chennai and Bombay to Mumbai is just an CHEAP EYE WASH TRICK USED BY POLITICIANS. Honestly had they been so patriotic, they should have changed these names post independence itself. They want to use our diversity of culture and adopt the same "divide and rule" policy as done by Britishers and we should not fall for it. If the names of certain cities are going to end with "abad" it DOESN'T MATTER. Keep in mind, the brave TIPPU SULTAN, Ashfaqulla Khan, Abul Kalam Azad (Bharat Ratna), Bahadur Shah Zafar, Mulana Mazharul Haque, Ali Jawad Zaidi and others who fought for Indian freedom. Even after getting freedom, we are MISUSING it and CHEAPLY fighting OVER NAMES. WHAT A SHAME!!
Answered by Chakravarthy N, 07 Dec '12 12:39 pm

 
  
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It all started as bogus sentiments for wiping-out the history !
Answered by Kanai Chakraberti, 06 Dec '12 07:39 pm

 
  
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I do n't see any need to change the names of the place. Those names are footsteps of history and we should be retained to keep remembering the facts.
Answered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 06 Dec '12 06:55 pm

 
  
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Bas yahi karte rahenge aur desh ka naam nahi change karenge ,bure se accha desh
Answered by babu rao, 06 Dec '12 09:15 pm

 
  
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