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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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Moving along Southern fringes of Vindhyas towards Narmada River, the team reached the famous Singorgarh Fort, near Singrampur.
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Early this morning here, listeners could catch Mrinal Pande recounting the picaresque narrative of Vishnu Bhatt Godse Versaikar, who left their home (in what is now close to modern-day Mumbai) for a journey across the Vindhyas - and ran full tilt into the 1857 rebellion.
Thereafter Bharatavarsa is pictured as a space in between the Himalayas and Vindhyas.
In fact, not one person from the south of the Vindhyas, from the states of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, resisted the passage of the Bill, one of the most revolutionary legislations of our times.
The challenge made me fall back on the rule I follow with food from north of the Vindhyas.
4) Taranatha's response to this letter referred to the Raja and what Taranatha perceived as his single-handed revival of Buddhism in the Vindhyas.
Some of the early Hindu nationalists (such as Dayanand Saraswati) did not recognize that India south of the Vindhyas could also be drawn into the Arya movement.
Thus, Rikshaparvat, where sage Atri and his wife had performed penance, seems to have lain between Bengal and the Vindhyas.
Sridevi was not alone in crossing the Vindhyas that had hitherto secured the south from a relatively overbearing and crudely intrusive north.
So 1,000 people assembled somewhere south of the Vindhyas.
With this small step, he sent out a powerful message that the government understands the dangers of imposing Hindi beyond the Vindhyas.