Talk:Outline of ancient India

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Definition of "Ancient India"[edit]

What is the definition of "Ancient India"? And whats the difference with "History of India"? NB: see also Template:Middle_kingdoms_of_India which could be copied and expanded, for a neat timetable of Indian history.

"1. Of great age; very old.
2. Of or relating to times long past, especially those of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire (a.d. 476). See Synonyms at old.
3. Old-fashioned; antiquated.
4. Having the qualities associated with age, wisdom, or long use; venerable.
copyright violation removed 06:23, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 04:41, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I had to remove the copyright violation, it is just too much to qualify as "fair use." People can go to the URL provided to see it for themselves. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 06:23, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Quick explanation of Wikipedia outlines[edit]

"Outline" is short for "hierarchical outline". There are two types of outlines: sentence outlines (like those you made in school to plan a paper), and topic outlines (like the topical synopses that professors hand out at the beginning of a college course). Outlines on Wikipedia are primarily topic outlines that serve 2 main purposes: they provide taxonomical classification of subjects showing what topics belong to a subject and how they are related to each other (via their placement in the tree structure), and as subject-based tables of contents linked to topics in the encyclopedia. The hierarchy is maintained through the use of heading levels and indented bullets. See Wikipedia:Outlines for a more in-depth explanation. The Transhumanist 00:03, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Is this a joke?[edit]

India did not exist until 15 August 1947. Sorry to burst your bubble, but this term "Ancient India" is about as ridiculous as the now obsolete "Indian Subcontinent" term (South Asia is now the official terminology). It's funny though how Indians continue to believe this myth that present-day "Republic of India" is somehow a continuation of the plethora of Hindu Kingdoms that littered South Asia prior to Islam invading. These kingdoms never once viewed themselves as a unified nation and were often at war with one another. It was the British who clumped everyone in South Asia together in 1857 and where "Indian nationalism" was born from.

Also, the historical term "India" ironically refers to present-day Pakistan whereas the the current boundaries of "Republic of India" would me more accurately named "Gangia" or "Dravida Nadu".

We use what the sources use. The term is still in current use. The British Museum has a website with the name[1] and there are plenty of books published this century that use it.[2] Doug Weller talk 12:05, 3 January 2017 (UTC)