Category: Hindu

Categories: Hinduism

Hindus (Hindustani: [ˈɦɪndu] (About this sound listen)) are persons who regard themselves as culturally, ethnically, or religiously adhering to aspects of Hinduism. Historically, the term has also been used as a geographical, cultural, and later religious identifier for people living in the Indian subcontinent.

The historical meaning of the term Hindu has evolved with time. Starting with the Persian and Greek references to the land of the Indus in the 1st millennium BCE through the texts of the medieval era, the term Hindu implied a geographic, ethnic or cultural identifier for people living in the Indian subcontinent around or beyond the Sindhu (Indus) river. By the 16th century, the term began to refer to residents of the subcontinent who were not Turkic or Muslims.


Person Profiles (8)

1868 India - 26 Apr 1904 photo
30 Oct 1923 Paris, Seine, France - 09 Apr 2007 photo
abt 1885 Rangoon, Burma, India - 1916
12 Apr 1853 Ichapur, Bengal, India - 01 Aug 1942
24 Jun 1903 Lahore, Punjab, India - 09 Jul 1970
13 Mar 1898 Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India - 10 Oct 1979
abt 1901 Lahore, Punjab, India - 25 Apr 1978
22 Dec 1853 Joyrambati, Bengal, British India - 20 Jul 1920 photo

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