India vs Bharat: what’s in a name? Both have roots in Sanskrit, but only one has colonial baggage – blame Ancient Greece for that

At the 2023 G20 summit in New Delhi, host India referred to itself as Bharat. Both that name and India have roots in the ancient Sanskrit tongue, so why might one be favoured over the other? History.

​ At the 2023 G20 summit in New Delhi, host India referred to itself as Bharat. Both that name and India have roots in the ancient Sanskrit tongue, so why might one be favoured over the other? History.