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Vindhya Range

(vĭn`dyə), chain of hills, c.600 mi (970 km) long, rising to c.3,000 ft (910 m), Madhya Pradesh state, central India. The Vindhya Range has been the historic dividing line between N and S India, separating the Sanskrit-speaking AryanAryan
, [Sanskrit,=noble], term formerly used to designate the Indo-European race or language family or its Indo-Iranian subgroup. Originally a group of nomadic tribes, the Aryans were part of a great migratory movement that spread in successive waves from S Russia and Turkistan
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 invaders from the DravidianDravidians
, name sometimes given to the peoples of S and central India and N Sri Lanka who speak Dravidian languages. They are so called for purely linguistic reasons; the peoples are of varying racial types.
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 peoples of the Deccan. The massive sandstone of the range, long an important building material, was used for the famous group of Buddhist stupas at Sanchi (built 3d cent. B.C.–11th cent. A.D.), the 11th-century Jain and Brahman temples at Khajuraho, and the 15th-century palaces of GwaliorGwalior
, city and former princely state, central India. Part of Madhya Pradesh state since 1956, the territory of Gwalior formerly consisted of one large territory and several exclaves. The state was formed in the mid-18th cent.
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Vindhya Range

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a mountain range in central India: separates the Ganges basin from the Deccan, marking the limits of northern and peninsular India. Greatest height: 1113 m (3651 ft.)
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Dwivedi AC, Nautiyal P (2012) Stock assessment of fish species, Labeo rohita, Tor tor and Labeo calbasu in the rivers of Vindhyan region.
In the fifty years of his expeditions through northern India, Cunningham was the first to bring to light the hidden archaeological potential of the Vindhyan region, though he was more interested in the study of Buddhist sites.
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Singh L, Singh S (1972) Chemical and morphological composition of Kanker nodules in soils of Vindhyan region of Mirzapur, India.
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Ranthambore lies at the junction of the Vindhyan and Aravalli formations while Sariska has more hills and valleys.
Jabera-4 discovery established hydrocarbons for the first time in Vindhyan Basin and has given impetus for putting Vindhyan basin on hydrocarbon map of India.
Tenders are invited for Hiring of services of 3D Geo-mechanical modeling in 4 wells in Vindhyan Block in Madhya Pradesh (India).
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Auden earned his reputation mapping uncharted regions of the Himalaya and the Vindhyans of Uttar Pradesh, but he contributed to many other disciplines.
The main dam is located on quartzite's of reddish colour and with small interbedding of silt stone of purple colour belonging to Vindhyans (Super Group).