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The term Pundit has multiple meanings:

  • A pundit or pandit, in the culture of India, is a master of traditional religious poetry and/or traditional music.
  • The term pundit was used in the 19th century to denote native surveyors who explored regions to the north of India for the British Empire
  • Pundit in contemporary English refers to an expert or opinion-leader, particularly in the field of political analysis. It can also be used pejoratively to denote someone who shouts and pushes his personal opinions and insults his ideological opponents as opposed to someone who makes proper logical arguments.

A pandit or pundit (Devanagari: पन्दित) is a Hindu Brahmin who has memorized a substantial portion of the Vedas, along with the corresponding rhythms and melodies for chanting or singing them. ... In the second half of the 19th century, the term was used to denote native surveillors who explored regions to the north of India for the British. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps The British Empire was the worlds first global power and the largest empire in human history, a product of the European Age of Exploration that began with the global maritime empires of... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

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