The word Hin-du is not a religious word. It is secular in origin. It is derived from the word Sindhu, which is the name of a major river that flows in the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. The ancient Greeks and Armenians used to refer the people living beyond the river Sindhu as Hi-ndus and gradually the name struck. When the Muslims came to the sub continent they called the people living in the region as Hin-dustanis to distinguish them from the foreign Mu-slims. Subsequently when the British established their rule, they started calling the local religions collectively under the name of H-induism.
Re: Re: please dont divide the people of tis great country !!!!!1
by Gulab Singh on Apr 06, 2009 03:00 PM
Mr. Prashant, I have read couple of your comments. Why dont you become Prashantullah Nazi by name?
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