Thar Desert


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Thar Desert

 (tär) also Great Indian Desert
A large arid region of northwest India and southeast Pakistan northeast of the Rann of Kutch.

Thar Desert

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(Placename) a desert in NW India, mainly in NW Rajasthan state and extending into Pakistan. Area: over 260 000 sq km (100 000 sq miles). Also called: Indian Desert or Great Indian Desert

Thar′ Des′ert

(tɜr, tɑr)
n.
a desert in NW India and S Pakistan. ab. 100,000 sq. mi. (259,000 sq. km). Also called Indian Desert.
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Noun1.Thar Desert - a desert to the east of the Indus River in northwestern India and southeastern Pakistan
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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In February ( 1981), excavation was begun in the Thar desert to permit the underground explosion of an Indian test device on short notice,"the report said.
Mai Bhagi was born in 1920 in a small village surrounded by the vast and unforgiving Thar Desert.
The Thar desert is facing drought conditions for the last three years.
Mukherjee complimented CPWD for undertaking and complementing challenging assignments in the Rann of Kutch, Thar Desert, in high altitude areas of the Himalayas, North-Eastern Region and also in Afghanistan.
No potable water, no hospitals and not even antivenoms that are needed to treat people bitten by snakes found in Thar desert in large numbers.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered the military to dispatch teams of medics to the Thar Desert in Sindh province after reports in local media revealed 122 children had died due to malnutrition in the past three months, his office said.
At over 2 lakh sq km, the Thar desert is one of those natural phenomena that the mind struggles to grapple with.
Qatar is on a comparable latitude to the African Sahara Desert, the Indian Thar desert and the Chihuahuan Desert in North America, and therefore it could be expected that Qatar is a desert.
YENy DELHy (CyHAN)- The Indo-Russian joint military exercise 'INDRA 2013'entered its eighth day today at Mahajan field firing range near India-Pakistan border in Thar Desert of Rajasthan.
Be it, the spellbinding forts of Jaipur, the quiet dignity of the lakes of Udaipur, and the splendour of the Thar Desert at Jaisalmer, or the cool serene beauty of Mt Abu, Rajasthan has a way of permeating the very core of your being.
IndiaOs Thar Desert in complete luxury The medieval city of Jaisalmer lies in the heart of IndiaOs Thar Desert, and is affectionately referred to as RajasthanOs OGolden CityO, reports blogger Madeleine Hann.
Comparing semi-arid Mewar in southern Rajputana (present-day Rajasthan), semi-arid Orchha in Bundelkhand in central India, and Bikaner in Rajputana's Thar Desert, she explores what the different practices of shikar (princely hunting) reveal about the princes' ideals about the desirable qualities of specific hunting grounds and prey, links between a state's reputation and the particular benefits of specific wildlife and sporting landscapes, the strategies princes used to control their surrounding landscapes (physically and rhetorically), the use of hunting to establish princely legitimacy through connections to war heroics, and the connections the princes believed existed between the environment and political power under the British Raj.