From Hindustan to India: Naming Change in Changing Names

  title={From Hindustan to India: Naming Change in Changing Names},
  author={Ian Barrow},
  journal={South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies},
  pages={37 - 49}
  • I. Barrow
  • Published 1 April 2003
  • History, Economics
  • South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
This paper examines the significance of the changing meanings of the term Hindustan between 1750 and 1880 and the reasons for its gradual disuse. It is often taken for granted that India is the appropriate name for pre-partition South Asia, and yet for much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Hindustan was regularly used. Hindustan can be found in histories, travel narratives and official correspondences, but the term is most evident in published maps and atlases. The main questions for… 
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