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Dada Abdulla and Sons in South Africa needed a lawyer who could speak Gujarati to settle a dispute: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (his birth name) arrived in South Africa in 1893 at the relatively tender age of 24 as a newly qualified lawyer on a temporary assignment to act on behalf of a local Indian trader in a commercial dispute. What was meant to be a ...


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Like most early Indian trading firms operating in South Africa, Dada Abullah & Co. went into rapid decline after the turn of the century.[1] The firm's founder and principal partner, Abdullah Haji Adam Jhaveri (i.e. Dada Abdullah) did not have any sons to succeed him, while his sole daughter was married in India. Thus, upon his death in 1912, the firm ...


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Your question is based on an incorrect premise: independent India has faced insurgencies through most of its history, not counting Pakistan right before independence. I mean, there's a reason Wikipedia has an entire navigational template on "Indian separatist movements". If you're suggesting that there should be more insurgency, because of the diversity ...


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Perhaps because you've defined away all the examples? When the British were running the place, "India" meant a large area of south Asia that included the modern states of India, Pakistan, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. When this area became Independent, it was unable to hang together as a unit, breaking into three governments. Of those three, one ended up ...


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It is important to note that English has became "The" lingua franca only recently - a few decades ago. It's only since then that English is the natural choice for the first foreign language for everybody around the world. Even in the 70's and 80's it wasn't the case. Consequently, it wasn't because of the (already non-existent) might of the British Empire ...


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This article does not paint entire truth. Urdu is not native to West Pakistan. Urdu is native to modern day northern India and the Deccan valley. Urdu also had its fair share of speakers in East Pakistan. Hindi did face opposition in India especially in the southern states, most significantly modern day Tamil Nadu.


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Whitefield, Bangalore, was older but smaller than McCluskieganj. Legend has it Winstorn Churchill courted the daughter of a hotel keeper there. Vide https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitefield,_Bangalore



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