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  2. Indian honorifics - Wikipedia

    Das, a common surname on the Indian subcontinent which has also been applied as a title, signifying "devotee" or "votary" (in the context of religion); also, Dasa [1] Devi Deshmukh Dvija Gain or Gayen Gossain Guru Jagadguru Jagirdar Kothari Kumari Kunwar, Kumar Mahamandaleshwar Mahant Maharaj, Maharaja, Maharajadhiraj Mahātmā Maharani

  3. Devanagari - Wikipedia

    Etymology [ edit] Devanāgarī is a compound of " deva " ( देव) and " nāgarī " ( नागरी ). Deva means "heavenly or divine" and is also one of the terms for a deity in Hinduism. [20] Nagari comes from नगरम् ( nagaram) a Sanskrit word which means town. Hence, Devanāgarī denotes from the abode of divinity or deities. [21].

  4. Taluqdar - Wikipedia

    (2) An official and civil servant in Hyderabad State during the British colonial era, equivalent to a magistrate and tax collector. (3) A landholder with peculiar tenures in various other parts of British India . (4) Independent rulers of smaller states who exercised sovereign authority over their subjects despite being surrounded by princes.

  5. Patel - Wikipedia

    Patel. The Patel is an Indian surname or title, predominantly found in the state of Gujarat representing the community of land-owning farmers and later (with the British East India Company) businessmen, agriculturalists and merchants. Traditionally the title is a status name referring to the village chieftains during medieval times, and was ...

  6. Sahib - Wikipedia

    Derived non-ruling princes' titles Sahibzada. Sahibzada is a princely style or title equivalent to, or referring to a young prince. This derivation using the Persian suffix -zada(h), literally 'born from' (or further male/female descendant; compare Shahzada) a Sahib, was also (part of) the formal style for some princes of the blood of Hindu and Muslim dynasties in the Indian sub-continent, e.g.:

  7. Prashasti - Wikipedia

    Prashasti ( IAST: Praśasti, Sanskrit for "praise") is an Indian genre of inscriptions composed by poets in praise of their rulers. Most date from the 6th century CE onwards. Written in the form of poetry or ornate prose, the prashastis stereotypically constructed a genealogy, the ruler's attributes, eulogize victories, piety and typically ...

  8. Hindi Day - Wikipedia

    Hindi Day ( Hindi: हिन्दी दिवस, romanized : hindī divas) is celebrated in India to commemorate the date 14 September 1949 on which a compromise was reached—during the drafting of the Constitution of India —on the languages that were to have official status in the Republic of India.