Know About India – Why is India called Hindustan if it is secular?

Last Updated on November 21, 2023

Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy! We were real worried about this one….

For a long time we debated over whether we should release this video on why is India called Hindustan even if it is secular, because it has “CONTROVERSY” stamped all over it in big, bold letters.

Religion- even if it is mentioned in passing- is a big no-no in our country, so dare we trace the origin of the word “Hindustan”? Yes, logically we were just tracing the etymology and not making any religious statements…but we, as a nation, are often not that logical… right? Who knew if people would protest, burn effigies, go to the media…demand special screening???

But still, we decided, we’d just present the facts. With a touch of entertainment. That was our promise and we’d keep it. (Yeah, all bold and martyr-like!) And let you decide.

Like our last “Know About India” video, we’ve done our fair share of researching and talking to experts(historians, sociologists, friendly neighborhood uncles…). The entire team- Udhay (Creative Director), Sukhdeo(Storyboard Artist), Saravanan (Animator), Shareef(Voiceover Artist/Project Manager) and yours truly(Scriptwriter) has worked our behinds off to make this video. The Mypromovideos team, as usual, was helpful with their tips and tricks.

We hope that it will enlighten at least some of our viewers and spark curiosity to learn more about this dynamic, diverse nation of ours. Do let us know what you think. And if you have any ideas for the series, PULEEEZE share it with us! Like us on Facebook to get more updates

Vimida is a self-proclaimed writer and creative director who thinks that more than 10 years of writing makes her eligible for the Pulitzer or Nobel or “somesuchthing” (well, she’s doesn’t care much about names, it is the sentiments that matter, right?) She often uses her BA English Gold Medal and Symbiosis Mass Communication background to finish off arguments, if they’re not going in her favour. Not being satisfied with writing, she has now decided to interfere in Creative Direction as well. When not at work, she can be seen in the company of her son, who has the uphill task of making his mom grow up right. You can get in touch with her on Facebook, or Twitter, or any social platform, because she signs up for a new one each day. She has many blogs,but she rarely blogs, so the best place to catch her work will be our website.

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