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India before the Britishers came here was divided into more than 200 states,the britishers united india, now again indians are trying to divide it again into 200 states WHY............?

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Asked by cyrus irani, 10 Apr '10 06:58 pm
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India was and will be a diverse society for the near future. Yup there are genetic commanilities and cultural bindings but the fact that people in India have managed to maintain their differing cultural beliefs, languages and way of LIFE for millenia is ample proof that Indians seek to hold on to their diversity. The British did not unite the people. They merely tailored the people to suit to their definitions of country and political establishment by marking boundaries and creating the concept of India. Even today Indians relish their individual social and cultural identities. So much so that even 60 years after independence the diverse society shows its fractures and fault lines when matrimonial ads still set benchmarks on age old casteist ideologies. Me guess it would take another couple of centuries and scores of inter caste,race,religious marriages for the fusion of all these identities into one. But then when that happens ya would be losing the unity in diversity that so uniquely ...more
Answered by Saj Sierra, 11 Apr '10 03:50 pm

 
  
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If we see the history of India before the British came, it is true that India was divided into many states and it is true the British united India. After independence, it was Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the Iron man of India who brough more pricely states into the Union of India either by talking to the Princes or by police action.
Most of the states of India were created on linguisting basis except a few. Now, with the creation of new states of Uttarakhand (out of Uttar Pradesh), Chattisgarh (out of Madhya Pradesh) and Jarkhand (out of Bihar), demand for more states like Telengana (out of Andhra Pradesh), Vidharbha (out of Maharashtra), two of three more out of Uttar Pradesh and many others have come up. This is definitely healthy trend and we may end up with a number of smaller states the way they were before the British came to India and this could finally even lead to disintegration of our great nation. Although creating smaller states is mainly because in the big states, many reg ...more
Answered by Francisco, 10 Apr '10 07:10 pm

 
  
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Because the history takes a full circle
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 10 Apr '10 07:54 pm

 
  
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Cyrus Ji, British never "united" anything, they simply created a vast interconnected network of resource exploitation points w/ their Zamindars. The British gave birth to this whole "Aryan supremacy" BS by saying upper caste Indian r Aryans and lower caste Indians r Dravidians, so British exploiting them and conquering the masses of India was sold out favourably in upper caste. So British very much divided us also.

India NEVER had a nation building process in its history. If u take Indians from any 2 points in time, u NEVER find ANY anthropological values that hold true which binds the peopel of the Hind as 1....Find me 2 similarities betweens "desis" In Ashoka The Great's time and "desis" in Chatrapati Shivaji times!

In other cultures such as Japan, u can find such anthroplogical values that hold true right up from early Kofun pd right up to Emperor Hirohito such as giri, ninjo etc. IN Japanese culture system, from BC to even 1945 (until US forcefully altered it), a warrior ma ...more
Answered by A Moin, 10 Apr '10 07:21 pm

 
  
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While it is true my friend that India, as we now know it, was essentially a nation consisting of several states and that there was no single Central administrative authority or sovereign exercising its authority, this, however, did not result in the denial of the basic and fundamental unity underlying the very concept of India. In their hearts, every ruler knew very well that he as all his other counterparts heading the various states hail from the same racial stock, share the same civilisational values, cherish the same religious tolerance and diversity of views, celebrate the same festivals, worship the same national heroes, and, indeed, have the same culinary preferences and also are likewise aligned in every vital aspect of life.Most of them were practitioners of Hinduism, or islam and there was no problem for a Hindu residing in Kanyakumari to travel to Kashi and take a dip in the Holy Ganges and vice versa.The principle of exclusion of a people or asserting one's identity in sepa ...more
Answered by Jaisingh Thakur, 10 Apr '10 07:16 pm

 
  
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The division is partly for better administration n partly for political consideration.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 10 Apr '10 07:12 pm

 
  
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It is the famous Historian Will Durant aptly observed that Centripetal tendency is the recurring theme i Indian History , We have tendency for getting away from being united through out our History.
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 10 Apr '10 07:03 pm

 
  
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Yes
Answered by anil garg, 03 Aug '12 09:50 pm

 
  
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