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Which city was paid as a dowry in the Catherine of Braganza's marriage?
The marriage of Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza was the founding stone of the Anglo-Portuguese alliance, of which the 7 islands of Mumbai were the dowry.
Which indian city is based on salsette island
Salsette Island is an island in Maharashtra state on India's west coast. The metropolis of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), the city of Thane and Mira-Bhayandar lie on this island, making it a very populous island and one of the most densely populated islands in the world.
Which country is not part of Indian Subcontinent?
The Indian subcontinent is a term mainly used for the geographic region surrounded by the Indian Ocean: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
Which is the India's Southern most point?
Southernmost Point – Indira Point in Great Nicobar Island in the Andaman Sea is the southernmost point of India. Southernmost Point on Indian Mainland – Kanyakumari in the town of Tamil Nadu is the southernmost point of the Indian Subcontinent and Indian Mainland.
What is henogamy (version of primogeniture)?
Obligation to marry a widow by her dead husband's brother,
A woman who has several husbands at the same time
Marriage with two or more sisters.
The right to marry for only one member of the family.
Nambudiri Brahmin families practised a more strict version of primogeniture than Brahmin communities elsewhere in India. Under this custom, only the eldest son could marry a Nambudiri woman and thus produce an heir to the family property. Younger sons were restricted to sambandam relationships with non-Brahmin women, whom the Nambudiris considered to be concubines and whose offspring could not inherit.
Which bird has a structure "Donitz’s bridge" in its neck?
The Indian darter or oriental darter is like all other anhingas, a cormorant-like species that has a very long neck. The structure of the neck is as in other species of darter with strongly developed muscles about a kink in the neck at the 8th and 9th vertebrae that allows it to be flexed and darted forward with rapid force to stab fish underwater. The fibrous representative of Donitz's bridge is seen attached to the ninth cervical vertebra.
Which palm is called the tree with 800 uses?
The palmyra palm is widely exploited in areas where it grows and has a very wide range of applications. Indeed, in India it is called the tree with 800 uses. It is cultivated in many tropical areas for its fruit, sap and many other items. It is one of the most important of the cultivated palms, though it is falling out of favour because of the long time taken to bring a crop from seed to maturity (12 years or more)
What is the Karni Maty Temple in India famous for?
from holy rats
from sacred monkeys
from venomous snakes
Karni Mata Temple s also known as the Temple of Rats. The temple is famous for the approximately 25,000 black rats that live, and are revered, in the temple. In the temple, there are a few white rats, which are considered to be especially holy. They are believed to be the manifestations of Karni Mata herself. Sighting them is a special blessing and visitors put in extensive efforts to bring them forth, offering prasad, a sweet holy food.
Where are found the Crump's mouses?
in South America
in South Asia
Crump's mouse (Diomys crumpi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Diomys, and is found in northern India (recorded in Bihar and Manipur), southern Nepal (recorded in the Central Terai), and northern Myanmar (recorded in Namti). Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.
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