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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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These results indicate that iron using and iron working was prevalent in the Central Ganga Plain and the Eastern Vindhyas from the early second millennium BC.
The practice of offering worship to Sathi or Chaithidevi was started for the first time in the Vindhya Pradesh and spread therefrom to other places.
Besides, the extra aeaAE in my first name indicates that my ethnic origins must lie south of the Vindhyas.
Among other things, Archibald Carlleyle in the 19th century found megaliths associated with Neolithic/microlithic tools (subsequently uninvestigated) in Rajasthan, and in the Kaimur section of the Vindhyas in central India megaliths have yielded only copper.
It must be recalled that the BJP had come to power in Karnataka with much fanfare in 2008, as it was its first government south of the Vindhyas.
While Singh had spearheaded the party's victory in Uttar Pradesh, Yeddyurappa established the first BJP government south of the Vindhyas.
The tussle in Karnataka bodes ill for the BJP, which had been showcasing the state as its first bastion south of the Vindhyas.
The rest of India knows Udupi cuisine for the masala dosa, but there's more to it than that ubiquitous symbol of the South Indian table in popular imagination north of the Vindhyas.
If you want to savour spicy treats from the south of the Vindhyas in the republic of dal makhni and butter chicken, you can check out the Taste of South India festival at the Cafe at Hyatt Regency.
STEP into another age when you walk into the Bhimbetka caves, which are located in the foothills of the Vindhyas.
It is an education into the culture of the most frivolous and fun- loving race, this side of the Vindhyas.
Thrift, meanwhile, ruled the south of the Vindhyas -- 92 per cent of the children in Chennai, as opposed to 30 per cent in Ludhiana, saved a part of their ' income'.