01. BHARATH, INDIA, HINDUSTHAN or ?
Bharath is the traditional name of this land.
Culturally and historically also, Bharath is the name.
'Bharath' finds repeated mention in Rig Veda.
Young Bharatha conquered and ruled the entire region ..., from sea
to Himalaya and as Chakravarthy (Emperor) Bharatha ruled
Bharathavarsha, the Land of Bharatha.
The very name Maha Bharath simply means the 'Great Bharath'. And note
that it is Maha Bharath and NOT Maha India!
The Pandavas of Mahabharatha were born in the Bharatha's dynasty.
"The country (varsham) that lies north of the ocean and south of the snowy
mountains is called Bharatham; there dwells the descendants of Bharatha."
SIND, ZIND, IND, HIND ...:
Peoples of neighbouring countries, like the Arabs, Greeks, etc., living
to the West of Bharath, linked Bharath to the River SIND. Words and names
like India, Indu, Ind, Zind, Hind, Hindu, Hindu-Sthan, Indhu-Sthan, Hindi,
... orginated from this 'SIND', perpetuated by outsiders but were unknown to
the people of Bharath.
"INDIA, ALSO KNOWN AS BHARATH, ..."
It is strange and most unfortunate that this great, ancient nation shoud have
anything to do with the foreign name 'India'.
It is ridiculous to read 'India, also known as Bharath', in the
Preamble of the 1950 Constitution of this Republic.
It is still a puzzle to see how Bharath of a such long history, culture and
civilisation, came to be known by the name, India, used by foreigners for a
Perhaps they could have written in the Constitution as, 'Bharath, which, was
also known as 'INDIA' for a short period ...'
It is still more puzzling to see no serious effort is being taken to rectify
this gross mistake and insult.