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Banjara
The Banjara
Banjara
(also called Gor, Lambadi, and Gormati) are a community usually described as nomadic people from the northwestern belt of the Indian subcontinent (from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
to the state of Rajasthan) but now found in other areas of India also.Contents1 Origin 2 Culture2.1 Language 2.2 Art 2.3 Festivals3 Religion 4 Society4.1 Distribution 4.2 Classification5 See also 6 ReferencesOrigin[edit] According to J. J. Roy Burman, the name Laman was popular long before the name Banjara, and Laman Banjaras originally came from Afghanistan before settling in Rajasthan
Rajasthan
and other parts of India
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Jagadamba
Durga, also identified as Adi Parashakti, Devi, Shakti, Bhavani, Parvati, Amba and by numerous other names, is a principal and popular form of Hindu goddess.[3][4][5] She is the warrior goddess, whose mythology centers around combating evils and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity and dharma of the good.[4][6] She is the fierce form of the protective mother goddess, willing to unleash her anger against wrong, violence for liberation and destruction to empower creation.[7] Durga is depicted in the Hindu pantheon as a goddess riding a lion or tiger, with many arms each carrying a weapon,[2] often defeating Mahishasura (lit
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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Scheduled Tribe
The Scheduled Castes[2] (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) are various officially designated groups of historically disadvantaged people in India. The terms are recognised in the Constitution of India
India
and the various groups are designated in one or other of the categories. For much of the period of British rule in the Indian subcontinent, they were known as the Depressed Classes
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Independence Of India
The Indian independence movement
Indian independence movement
encompassed activities and ideas aiming to end the East India Company
East India Company
rule (1757–1857) and the British Indian Empire (1857–1947) in the Indian subcontinent. The movement spanned a total of 90 years (1857–1947). The first organised militant movements were in Bengal, but they later took movement in the newly formed Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress
with prominent moderate leaders seeking only their basic right to appear for Indian Civil Service (British India)
Indian Civil Service (British India)
examinations, as well as more rights, economic in nature, for the people of the soil. The early part of the 20th century saw a more radical approach towards political self-rule proposed by leaders such as the Lal, Bal, Pal and Aurobindo Ghosh, V. O. Chidambaram Pillai
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Criminal Tribes Act
The term Criminal Tribes
Tribes
Act (CTA) refers to various pieces of legislation enforced in India during British rule; the first enacted in 1871 as the Criminal Tribes
Tribes
Act, 1871 applied mostly in North India. The Act was extended to Bengal Presidency
Bengal Presidency
and other areas in 1876, and, finally, with the Criminal Tribes
Tribes
Act, 1911, it was extended to Madras Presidency
Madras Presidency
as well
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British Raj
Indian languagesGovernment ColonyMonarch of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and Emperor/Empressa •  1858–1901 Victoria •  1901–1910 Edward VII •  1910–1936 George V •  1936 Edward VIII •  1936–1947 George VI Viceroy
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Sirsi, Karnataka
Sirsi is a city in the Uttara Kannada
Uttara Kannada
district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Sirsi was also known as Kalyanapattana[1] during the Sonda Dynasty. It is a tourist destination with a population of 62882. It is the largest city and main commercial centre and business hub in Uttara Kannada
Kannada
district. The city is surrounded by forest and the region has a number of waterfalls. Hubli
Hubli
and Shimoga
Shimoga
are the nearest large cities. The main businesses around the city are mostly subsistence and agriculture based. Adike (also known as supari, areca nut and betel nut) is the primary crop grown in the villages that surround the city, making it one of the major trading centres for areca nut. The nuts grown there are transported all over India, and also exported abroad. The region is also known for spices such as cardamom, pepper, betel leaves, and vanilla
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Guru Nanak
Guru
Guru
Nanak ([ˈɡʊɾu ˈnɑnək],  pronunciation, IAST: Gurū Nānak) (15 April 1469 – 22 September 1539) was the founder of Sikhism
Sikhism
and the first of the ten Sikh
Sikh
Gurus
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Hanuman
ArtsBharatanatyam Kathak Kathakali Kuchipudi Manipuri Mohiniyattam Odissi Sattriya Bhagavata Mela Yakshagana Dandiya Raas Carnatic musicRites of passageGarbhadhana Pumsavana Simantonayana Jatakarma Namakarana Nishkramana Annaprashana Chudakarana Karnavedha Vidyarambha Upanayana Keshanta Ritushuddhi Samavartana Vivaha AntyeshtiAshrama DharmaAshrama: Brahmacharya Grihastha Vanaprastha SannyasaFestivalsDiwali Holi Shivaratri Navaratri Durga
Durga
Puja Ramlila Vijayadashami-DussehraRaksha Bandhan Ganesh Chat
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Khandoba
Khandoba
Khandoba
(IAST: Khaṇḍobā), Martanda
Martanda
Bhairava
Bhairava
or Malhari, is a Hindu
Hindu
deity worshiped as a manifestation of Shiva
Shiva
mainly in the Deccan plateau of India, especially in the states of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
and Karnataka
Karnataka
Telangana. He is the most popular Kuladaivat (family deity) in Maharashtra.[1] He is also the patron deity of select warrior, farming, herding and Brahmin
Brahmin
(priestly) castes as well as several of the hunter/gatherer tribes that are native to the hills and forests of this region. The cult of Khandoba
Khandoba
has linkages with Hindu
Hindu
and Jain traditions, and also assimilates all communities irrespective of caste, including Muslims
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Shiva
Shiva
Shiva
(/ˈʃiːvə, ˈʃɪ-/; Sanskrit: शिव, IAST: Śiva, lit. the auspicious one) is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is the Supreme Being within Shaivism, one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism.[10][11] Shiva
Shiva
is the "destroyer of evil and the transformer" within the Trimurti, the Hindu
Hindu
trinity that includes Brahma
Brahma
and Vishnu.[1][12] In Shaivism
Shaivism
tradition, Shiva
Shiva
is the Supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe.[13][14][15] In the goddess tradition of Hinduism
Hinduism
called Shaktism, the goddess is described as supreme, yet Shiva
Shiva
is revered along with Vishnu
Vishnu
and Brahma
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Venkateswara
Venkateswara
Venkateswara
(Sanskrit: वेङ्कटेश्वर, IAST: Veṅkaṭēśvara), also known as Śrīnivāsa, Bālājī, Veṅkaṭā, Venkata Ramana, Veṅkaṭācalapati and Govindha,[1] is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu
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Sarangi
The sārangī ( Hindi: सारंगी, Punjabi: ਸਾਰੰਗੀ, Urdu: سارنگی‬‎, Nepali: सारङ्गी ) is a bowed, short-necked string instrument from India
India
as well as Nepal
Nepal
and Pakistan
Pakistan
which is used in Hindustani classical music. It is the most popular musical instrument in the Western part of Nepal[citation needed], and is said to most resemble the sound of the human voice – able to imitate vocal ornaments such as gamaks (shakes) and meends (sliding movements).Contents1 History 2 Structure 3 Makers 4 Modern performers who have used sarangi in compositions 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit]Surjeet Singh tuning his SarangiAccording to some musicians, the word sarangi is a combination of two words ‘seh’(Persian equivalent of three) and ‘rangi’ (Persian equivalent of coloured) corrupted as sarangi
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Diwali
Diwali
Diwali
or Deepavali is the Hindu
Hindu
festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere).[4][5] It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India,[6] Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago
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