What is meaning of India .Please read details of question.?

Orinal Name of India is Bhart ( which was given by Hindu King on name of his son.then in 11th century Muslims came and they gave name Hindustan which means place of Hindu's and when Britshers came they gave name India.What is the meaning of the word India and why they start calling India.

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    India comes from the word Sindhu( a name for the river Indus)>>converted to Indus river by the British and then the place came to be known as India.

    Why the Britishers started calling it this way was because they couldnt pronounce it in any other way.India sounds anglisized and they wanted such a name for their colony.

    Sindhu came to be known as Hindu and the place was called Hindustan by Moghuls.This was the name convinient for the muslim invaders.

    However,to put "the meaning of India" in one word, that word is yajna - sacrifice. The true meaning of sacrifice is the renunciation of the ego to the higher, universal Self. And that universal Self, which is to be found in our own deepest nature, is being, consciousness and joy. In total sacrifice lies total freedom. Yajna means giving up greed, taking from the earth only enough to meet our basic needs and returning as sacrifice what earth and nature so freely give. This eternal wisdom of India is so much needed in our time when materialism is dominating our culture.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, the Explorer Vasco D Gama actually wanted to go to america sailing around the world.He went east.He,howewer encountered "The Dark Continent",where he touched down at Cape Good Hope.Which is in South Africa at the moment.Then he sailed further east.He came upon present India, where upon seeing the Brown color of inhabitants, he named the place East Indies.From that the British named us East India.And hence the name East India Company.

    Source(s): My brain.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    British has made the company which is known as East India Company to follow them Oberoi Hotels has also take over this company and made EIH (East India Hotels). But India words coming from our very old civilization called Indus Civilization. As you know that it is certified that Vedas are the very oldest scriptures in this world that means Hindu relegion is also called "Sanatan" From Indus that mean "aryas" it is known as India. So you should be proud of your oldest civilization of world. God bless you.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    actually in very ancient time most of the indian population was near sindhu river ; so this sindhu became hindu and later on inu which is the origin of the word india

    means the place of indus

    Source(s): brain;brainmaster
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  • 1 decade ago

    The name India is deruved from Indus which is the name the britishers gave for the Sindu river. so sindu became indus from which the name India came into being

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    india means love

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    India is derived from Idiunomus, which means "he who munches curry", or "curry-muncher"...

  • 1 decade ago

    i think u know the answer......hehehehe

  • 1 decade ago

    i really dont know but anyway thanks 4 the 2 points.

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