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    Posted: 06-May-2009 at 01:49
I would like to know what countries encompassed India from it's origin?
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England. None. All. India doesn't have an origin. The question doesn't make sense.

India the country is a fragment of the former British Empire, we could ask which princely states acceded to India but I don't think that is what you are after.

India the continent is well, a continent.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ikki Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-May-2009 at 15:58
According with the western point of view, India was roughly the land of present day Pakist├ín, India, Nepal, Buthan and Bangladesh and laterly Sri Lanka too as India. The first description from greeks say that "the country become rhomboidal" and give more or less the limits i've said
 
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11. India is bounded on the north from Ariana to the eastern sea, by the extremities of the Taurus, which by the natives are severally called 'Paropamisus' and 'Emodus' and 'Imaus' and other names, but by the Macedonians 'Caucasus'; on the west by the Indus River; but the southern and eastern sides, which are much greater than the other two, extend out into the Atlantic sea, and thus the shape of the country becomes rhomboidal, each of the greater sides exceeding the opposite side by as much as three thousand stadia, which is the same number of stadia by which the cape common to the eastern and southern coast extends equally farther out in either direction than the rest of the shore. Now the length of the western side from the Caucasian Mountains to the southern sea is generally called thirteen thousand stadia, I mean along the Indus River to its outlets, so that the the opposite side, the eastern, if one adds the thousand of the cape, will be sixteen thousand stadia. These, then, are the minimum and maximum breadths of the country. The lengths are reckoned from the west to the east; and, of these, that to Palibothra can be told with more confidence, for it has been measured with measuring lines, and there is a royal road of ten thousand stadia. The extent of the parts beyond Palibothra is a matter of guess, depending upon the voyages made from the sea on the Ganges to Palibothra; and this would be something like six thousand stadia. The entire length of the country, at its minimum, will be sixteen thousand stadia, as taken from the Register of Days' Journeys that is most commonly accepted, according to Eratosthenes; and, in agreement with him, Megasthenes states the same thing, though Patrocles says a thousand stadia less. If to this distance, however, one adds the distance that the cape extends out into the sea still farther towards the east, the extra three thousand stadia will form the maximum length and this constitutes the distance from the outlets of the Indus River along the shore that comes next in order thereafter, to the aforesaid cape, that is, to the eastern limits of India. Here live the Coniaci, as they are called.

 
 
Taurus-Caucasus-Imaus = Himalaya
Atlantic = Indic
 


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Originally posted by Little Mountain Little Mountain wrote:

I would like to know what countries encompassed India from it's origin?


Countries that comprised India were: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. South Indian kings also ruled over large parts of south east asia places like cambodia, thailand, indonesia, vietnam etc.
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Originally posted by Little Mountain Little Mountain wrote:

I would like to know what countries encompassed India from it's origin?
 
Some factual history as india in an ''origin'' sense never existed.  India as we know today is a relatively new political entity created by the British upon their departure from South Asia.  The famous Winston Churchill summed it up best when he said ''what india? ''india'' is as much of a country as the Equator'' (quote by Sir Winston Churchill) 
 
Ancient Indus - known to ancient Persians, Greeks encompassed Parts of Southern and Central Pakistan(Sindh, Balochistan, NWFP and Panjab)
 
British Raj - encompassed eastern Afghanistan, Pakistan, Burma, India, Bangladesh +/- Yemen
 
Modern New(post 1947) india - india of today that we see on maps as created by the British.
 
 
 
 


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Thank you all for your replies...........

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