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India’s Africans – Siddis of Gujurat Posted by on Sep 17, 2021

Deep in the forests वन of Gujarat you will hear the sounds of African drums signaling a dance was occurring. As you walk in the direction of the sounds आवाज़ you will begin to see people that do not look like your average Gujarati. They do look more like people from across the Arabian Sea…

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India’s Statue of Unity Posted by on Nov 12, 2018

India’s newest claim to fame is the Statue of Unity which was unveiled and inaugurated (udghaatan karna/उद्घाटन करना) by Prime Minister (pradhaan mantri/प्रधान मंत्री) Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018. The Statue of Unity is a statue (pratima/प्रतिमा) of Vallabhbhai Patel, who hailed from India’s western state of Gujarat. Vallabhbhai Patel was a barrister (vakeel/वकील)…

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The Asiatic Lion in Gujarat’s Sasan Gir Forest Posted by on Oct 23, 2018

The state of Gujarat in India’s  (paschhimi/western)  (kshetra/region) is  (prasiddh/famous) as the  (ghar/home) of the majestic Asiatic शेर (sher/lion). Once found in other parts of the world and in (poorvi/eastern) and  (madhya/central) India, it is now believed to make its (vishesh/exclusive) domain within the confines of the  (Gir van raashtriya udyaan/Gir Forest National Park) in Gujarat…

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Top 5 Places to Visit in Gujarat Posted by on Jul 29, 2016

State of Gujarat

Gujarat (गुजरात) is a state in Western India, sometimes referred to as the “Jewel of Western India”. It has a population in excess of 60 million.Its capital city is Gandhinagar, while its largest city is Ahmedabad. Gujarat is home to the Gujarati-speaking people of India. It is home to some of ancient Indus Valley Civilization…

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