- Aug 9, 2017
- Alberta, Canada
You remember correctly. My wife is South Indian (Kerala/Tamil), but she grew up in Singapore. However, If I contacted my mother-in-law, she speaks 8 languages, including Hindi, and is a bit of a history buff. I think she would be more than happy to help.@pineappledan Do I remember correctly that your wife is Hindu/Indian? Could she help us with huuuuuge list of Indian cities?
However, it depends what you hope to accomplish. I talked to my wife about the current Indian city list, and it is attempting to span millenia of history and include dozens of unique dynasties, languages, and empires as a way of acknowledging the breadth of Indian history:
Delhi - current capital, and capital of the Delhi Sultanates and the Mughal Empire
Mumbai - the largest and wealthiest city in India
Vijayanagara - the capital of the last great Hindu empire
Pataliputra - the capital of the Mauryan empire, the largest Indian empire until the Mughals
Varanasi - the city where Buddhism was founded, and a pilgrimage city for the god Shiva. Arguably the religious heart of India
Agra - The capital of the Mughal Empire, the Taj Mahal is here
Calcutta - capital of the British Raj, and center for the Indian Independence Movement which Gandhi started
Lahore - Capital of Punjab, and of the former Sikh Empire. Second largest and wealthiest city in Pakistan
And the list goes on...
Because Ghandi is such a contemporary figure, an list of Indian names from his time would feel very modern. The one which was compiled in that civ 6 city list looks good, but as I said, it depends what you hope to accomplish
Delhi Calcutta Mumbai Chennai Hyderabad Lahore Ahmedabad Bengaluru Karachi Lucknow Amritsar Kanpur Agra Nagpur Varanasi Pune Allahabad Madurai Chittagong Srinagar Dhaka Patna Solapur Jaipur Bareilly Tiruchchirapalli Dhaka Gwalior Meerut Indore Jabalpur Peshawar Multan Ajmer Rawalpindi Vadodara Muradabad Mysuru Salem Sialkot Kozhikode Surat Thiruvananthapuram Coimbatore Jodhpur Hubballi Jalandhar Gaya Bikaner Jamshedpur Aligarh Shahjahanpur Saharanpur Jhansi Gorakhpur Rampur Kolhapur Bhagalpur Thanjavur Mangaluru Kakinada Faizabad Kanchipuram Rajamahendravaram Kumbakonam Mirzapur Darbhanga Farrukhabad Quetta Gujranwala Tirunelveli Visakhapatnam Titagarh Puducherry Kasur Amravati