Definition of pan-Indian in English:



  • 1Relating to the whole of India, or to all its ethnic, religious, or linguistic groups.

    • ‘That was also the first known deviation from the pan-Indian concepts of Sanskrit theatre.’
    • ‘Varma says that a strong pan-Indian feeling is strongly emerging.’
    • ‘The legendary Jiggs Kalra and the doyen of Ayurvedic food, Pushpesh Pant, have launched Moksh, the first pan-Indian vegetarian restaurant, with a live interactive kitchen, at The Chancery on Lavelle Road.’
    • ‘The problems of a pan-Indian community are area-specific and time-specific and must be tackled individually for success, of course, by pooling the experience and expertise from all over the country.’
    • ‘This argued that English had become the pan-Indian language of the elite and the Establishment, assuming the part previously played by Sanskrit and Persian.’
    • ‘But the richness of the experience and the authentic Bengali touch has now given way to ‘catered’ banquets that serve over-spiced and greasy fare that is vaguely pan-Indian in form and very un-Indian in taste.’
    • ‘‘There's only now becoming a more pan-Indian sense of what Native food can be.’’
    • ‘By contrast, what was found at the contentious site in Ayodhya, when not part of this indistinctive pan-Indian register, was distinctively part of the non-Buddhistic traditions of Hinduism.’
    • ‘My audience is pan-Indian and I use English as a medium because I think English is a link language.’
    • ‘Consequently the regional political forces gained in terms of mass support-in many cases by promoting ethnic alternatives to pan-Indian nationalism.’
    • ‘The only ‘national’ language, English opens up the message to a pan-Indian, maybe even an international, audience.’
    • ‘It was in search of more pertinent questions that we met in Bangalore on November 5, just before Subramanyan inaugurated a pan-Indian exhibition that launched Gallery Sumukha's redefined space.’
    • ‘A visionary, an ideologue, a pioneer in the establishment of the Madras Movement, this leader's single-minded pursuit led to the definition of the southern region within the pan-Indian movement.’
    • ‘Some politicians even believe they can project an ‘image’ exclusively through TV, which allegedly has a pan-Indian appeal.’
    • ‘What Singh, 72, lacks in charisma, he makes up for with pan-Indian appeal.’
    • ‘This shows, according to the team members, that there could have been a pan-Indian civilisation rather than one confined to a limited area, as some 19th century historians propose.’
  • 2Denoting or relating to a cultural movement or religious practice participated in by many or all North American Indian peoples.

    • ‘No Cherokee social dances have survived, but some Cherokees have joined in the pan-Indian practice of powwow dancing.’
    • ‘In open debate, Pushmataha persuaded the Choctaws not to join Tecumseh when Tecumseh visited their country seeking their enlistment in his pan-Indian alliance in 1811.’
    • ‘In other words, pan-Indian nationalism was not based exclusively on traditional Blackfoot values.’
    • ‘Hook notes that this pan-Indian approach to cultural renewal is not unique to the Alabama-Coushattas.’
    • ‘A number of families emerged within each of the tribes to encourage all-Indian rodeo as a means of generating pan-Indian solidarity.’
    • ‘Did new notions of pan-Indian identity that had emerged east of the Mississippi in the early decades of the nineteenth century spread onto the Plains or into the Rocky Mountains?’
    • ‘While the election of John F. Kennedy promised a friendlier ‘New Frontier’ in Indian affairs, the ig6os also witnessed the birth of pan-Indian protest groups.’
    • ‘As an artist working in collaboration with other Natives, she cultivated a relationship between ongoing tribal traditions and an emerging pan-Indian value system.’
    • ‘While the urban Indian experience fostered a pan-Indian identity and led to a number of political movements, it was not immune from tension.’