Famous Indians In History
The term “Indian” may relate to a member of the native, indigenous or
aboriginal Americans commonly referred to “Red Indians” and also to the “West
Indians” or the “Indian Indians.” An assumption is that on visiting the East
Indies, Columbus called its inhabitants as “Indios.” A root of “Indians” is
Hindu literally meaning “black,” but mainly standing for the Hindu religion.
From it has been coined “Hindustan” which is another name for “India.” It is not
known exactly if the great River Indus has something to do with the name
“India.” By far the most commonly understood meaning of “Indians” is the
inhabitants of the subcontinent of India before 1947 and the citizens of the
State of India after it. It is in this perspective that “Famous Indians of
India” in history will be reviewed.