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India, subcontinent oflocked

  • Regula Qureshi,
  • Harold S. Powers,
  • Jonathan Katz,
  • Richard Widdess,
  • Gordon Geekie,
  • Alastair Dick,
  • Devdan Sen,
  • Nazir A. Jairazbhoy,
  • Peter Manuel,
  • Robert Simon,
  • Joseph J. Palackal,
  • Soniya K. Brar,
  • M. Whitney Kelting,
  • Edward O. Henry,
  • Maria Lord,
  • Alison Arnold,
  • Warren Pinckney,
  • Kapila Vatsyayan
  •  and Bonnie C. Wade

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Cultural region of South Asia. The present Republic of India (Hind. Bharat) has an area (excluding the Pakistan- and China-occupied areas of Jammu and Kashmir) of 3,165,569 km² and an estimated population of one billion people. Before Independence and Partition in 1947, the name ‘India’ referred to the larger region that now includes the nation-states of India, ...

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