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Gujarat was one of the main central areas of the Indus Valley Civilisation. It contains ancient metropolitan cities from the Indus Valley such as Loth...
Gujarat
Pre-History Ancient
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Gujarat (/?d?r?t/, Gujarati: [?ud?t] (About this soundlisten)) is a state on the western coast of India with a coastline of 1,600 km (990 mi) - most o...
Gujarat
History Info
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Gujarat is derived from the Sanskrit term Gurjaradesa, meaning "The Land of the Gurjaras (also called Gujjars)", who ruled Gujarat in the 8th and 9th ...
Gujarat
History Etymology
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After Indian independence and the partition of India in 1947, the new Indian government grouped the former princely states of Gujarat into three large...
Gujarat
Freedom & Formation
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In the 1600s, the Dutch, French, English and Portuguese all established bases along the western coast of the region. Portugal was the first European p...
Gujarat
Eras & Colonialism Colonial
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Maratha Empire When the cracks had started to develop in the edifice of the Mughal Empire in the mid-17th century, the Marathas were consolidating the...
Gujarat
Eras & Colonialism Maratha Empire
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Islamic conquests, 1197-1614 After the Ghoris had assumed a position of Muslim supremacy over North India, Qutbuddin Aibak attempted to conquer Gujara...
Gujarat
Eras & Colonialism Muslim Empire
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In the early 8th century, the Arabs of the Umayyad Caliphate established an empire in the name of the rising religion of Islam, which stretched from S...
Gujarat
Eras & Colonialism Medieval
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Gujarati food is primarily vegetarian. The typical Gujarati thali consists of rotli or bhakhari or thepala or rotlo, dal or kadhi, khichdi, Bhat and s...
Gujarat
Traditional Food
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According to 2011 census, the religious makeup in Gujarat was 88.6% Hindu, 9.7% Muslim, 1.0% Jain, 0.5% Christian, 0.1% Sikh, 0.05% Buddhist and 0.03%...
Gujarat
Religion
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