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Ajowan Aromatic Ajowan is cultivated in the state of Rajasthan (literally, Land of Kings) a in northern India.
Anardana Aromatic Anardana is a spice used in Indian cuisine that provides a sour-sweet flavor.
Appam Appam, a pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk, is popular in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Bhakri Bhakri is a round flat unleavened bread popular in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Burmese grape Fruit During the Rath Yatra festival's holy procession, locals offer Burmese grapes in tribute to Lord Jagannath.
Dosa Pancake
Haywards 5000 Beer
Khakhra Khakhra is a thin cracker made from mat bean, wheat flour common in the Gujarati cuisine of India.
Kulcha Kulcha is a leavened bread from the Indian Subcontinent, eaten in India and Pakistan.
Naan Bakery Goods
Parotta Parotta, a layered flatbread made from maida flour, is from the culinary tradition of southern India, especially in Kerala.
Pomegranate Fruit Pomegranate is native to northern India.
Puran Poli
Rumali Roti
Tandoor bread
Tandoori Chicken

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Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan - The World Factbook

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Particulars for India:
Locale Type Nation

Demonym: Indian
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 85

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The Indus Valley civilization, one of the world's oldest, flourished during the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C. and extended into northwestern India. Aryan tribes from the northwest infiltrated onto the Indian subcontinent about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. The Maurya Empire of the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. - which reached its zenith under ASHOKA - united much of South Asia. The Golden Age ushered in by the Gupta dynasty (4th to 6th centuries A.D.) saw a flowering of Indian science, art, and culture. Islam spread across the subcontinent over a period of 700 years. In the 10th and 11th centuries, Turks and Afghans invaded India and established the Delhi Sultanate. In the early 16th century, the Emperor BABUR established the Mughal Dynasty which ruled India for more than three centuries. European explorers began establishing footholds in India during the 16th century. By the 19th century, Great Britain had become the dominant political power on the subcontinent. The British Indian Army played a vital role in both World Wars. Years of nonviolent resistance to British rule, led by Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU, eventually resulted in Indian independence, which was granted in 1947. Large-scale communal violence took place before and after the subcontinent partition into two separate states - India and Pakistan. The neighboring nations have fought three wars since independence, the last of which was in 1971 and resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. India's nuclear weapons tests in 1998 emboldened Pakistan to conduct its own tests that same year. In November 2008, terrorists originating from Pakistan conducted a series of coordinated attacks in Mumbai, India's financial capital. Despite pressing problems such as significant overpopulation, environmental degradation, extensive poverty, and widespread corruption, economic growth following the launch of economic reforms in 1991 and a massive youthful population are driving India's emergence as a regional and global power. - The World Factbook

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A Fine Balance Book Rohinton Mistry
A Passage to India (book) Book E M Forster Setting
A Passage to India (film) Film David Lean Setting
A Suitable Boy Book Vikram Seth
Animal's People Book Indra Sinha
Black Narcissus Film Michael Powell "Black Narcissus" is set in an isolated valley in the Himalayas, Palace of Mopu, near Darjeeling.
Clear Light of Day Book Anita Desai
Dear Prudence Song Siouxsie and the Banshees The Beatles Dear Prudence was writen in Rishikesh, India
Deep River Book Shusaku Endo "Deep River" takes four Japanese tourists on a tour to India, March 1977
Ghandi Film Richard Attenborough Setting
Gunga Din Film George Stevens Setting
Home and the World Book Rabindranath Tagore
Justine Book Lawrence Durrell
Memoirs of Rain Book Sunetra Gupta
Midnight's Children Book Salman Rushdie
Satanic Verses Book Salman Rushdie
Small Remedies Book Shashi Deshpande
The God of Small Things Book Arundhati Roy
The Great Indian Novel Book Shashi Tharoor
The Guide Book R K Narayan
The Holder of the World Book Bharati Mukherjee
The Inheritance of Loss Book Kieran Desai
The Life of Pi Book Yan Martel
The Namesake Book Jhumpa Lahiri
The Rose of Tibet Novel Lionel Davidson In "The Rose of Tibet" Charles Whittington travels from India to the monastery of Yamdring in Tibet, 1950.
The Shadow Lines Book Amitav Ghosh
The Siege of Krishnapur Book J G Farrell The Siege of Krishnapur is set in an isolated Victorian outpost in India, Indian Rebellion of 1857
The Triple Mirror of the Self Book Zulfikar Ghose
The Vice-Consul Book Marguerite Duras Vice-Consul is set in the steamy monsoon heat of Calcutta (Kolkata), India
The Village by the Sea Book Anita Desai "The Village by the Sea" is set in Thul (near Alibagh)
Untouchable Book Mulk Raj Anand

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