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India changing its name to Bharat because the name India was given by colonials, not natives.
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Posted by: LateForLunch ®

09/07/2023, 00:44:25

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Similar to China calling the capital Beijing instead of Peking.
India already has changed the names of cities back to their Sanskit forms (Mumbai instead of Bombay). 

I actually think one other huge reason the Indian /Bharati government wants to change it is so that they can assign blame for losing the war with Pakistan (they broke off from India in the war) to a completely different country. heh 

Hindus can often be unbelievably petty about ego things and humiliation - so that would be a good way for the current government to separate itself from past failures.  

Modified by LateForLunch at Thu, Sep 07, 2023, 00:44:55

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