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Bhakti Kaal Posted by on Dec 30, 2011

Hindi literature (हिन्दी साहित्य) is divided into 4 broad styles. These styles are Bhakti (भक्ति – devotional); Shringar (beauty), Veer Gatha (extolling brave warriors) and Adhunik (modern). During Adi Kaal or Veer Gatha Kaal (आदिकाल या वीरगाथा काल) having a timeline of 1050 to 1375, saw the first account of Hindi literature. However, most of…

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Ancient India Posted by on Dec 29, 2011

Ancient India (Mauryan Dynasty - 265 BC)

Let me take you to a little thematic tour on the ancient India. Hope, you will learn about the ancient India whose legacy still influence not just India but the entire world. Civilization & Culture The earliest records of habitation in India are over 30,000 year old. These records have been found through cave paintings…

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Indian Political System Posted by on Dec 28, 2011

India is the world’s largest democracy with 1.2 billion population, and over 700 million electorate. This democratic system is in place since India got its independence from British government. The constitution (संविधान) of India came into force on 26 November 1950 with values such as trinity of justice (न्याय), liberty (स्वतंत्रता) and equality (समानता) for…

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Sanskrit Posted by on Dec 27, 2011

Sanskrit Phase in Various Scripts

This is the one language which really need some introduction (परिचय). But why, is it anyhow related to Hindi ? and, the answer is, yes! Sansksrit (संस्कृतम् , Hindi –  संस्कृत), like Greek & Latin to Europe and all the western world, is to the Indian Sub-Continent  (भारतीय उपमहाद्वीप) and South East Asia.  It is…

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Antonyms in Hindi – II Posted by on Dec 26, 2011

In continuing my post on Antonyms in Hindi, I will show the antonyms for some of the common Hindi words. Antonyms in Hindi are called विलोम शब्द (Vilom – Opposite, Shabdh – Words) Like the first post, I would like to point out some observations as given below Many antonyms are being made by adding certain…

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Christmas in India Posted by on Dec 24, 2011

Christian population might be just under 3 % in India but Christmas holiday is a state holiday in India. India is a secular country and home to some of the biggest religions of world, be it Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism which were originated in India or be it Christianity and Islam. Christmas is celebrated not just…

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Loan Words in Hindi Posted by on Dec 23, 2011

Hindi language is full of loan words and you would be amazed to see, many words that we use in our daily conversation have foreign origin. Words which seem unmistakably indigenous or derived from Sanskrit like चाय (Tea), सितार (Sitar), हिंदी (Hindi), जवाहर (Gem) and दोस्त (Friend) etc. are all loan words! Let’s check out…

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