Indian honorifics

Yuvraj ISBN (identifier) Ghatwals and Mulraiyats

Indian honorifics are honorific titles or appendices to names used in India, covering formal and informal social, commercial, and religious relationships. These may take the form of prefixes, suffixes or replacements.

Native honorifics

Honorifics with native/indigenous Hindu-Buddhist origin.

Hindu-Buddhist honorifics

List of titles

Community-specific honorifics

Secular profession-specific honorifics

Influence on other cultures

Greater India, Indosphere and expansion of Hinduism in Southeast Asia.

With the expansion of Indosphere cultural influence of Greater India,[2] through transmission of Hinduism in Southeast Asia[3][4][5] and the Silk Road transmission of Buddhism[6][7] leading to Indianization of Southeast Asia with non-Indian southeast Asian native Indianized kingdoms[8] adopting Sanskritization[9] of their languages and titles as well as ongoing historic expansion of Indian diaspora has resulted in many overseas places having Indianised names (e.g. Sanskritised naming of people, Sanskritised naming of places, Sankritised institutional mottos, Sanskritised educational institute names), architecture, martial arts, music and dance, clothing, and cuisine.[10]

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Sikh honorifics

Muslim or foreign origin honorifics

See also


  1. ^ T.N. Madan (1982). Way of Life: King, Householder, Renouncer : Essays in Honour of Louis Dumont (1st ed.). Institute of Economic Growth. p. 129. ISBN 81-208-0527-5.
  2. ^ Kenneth R. Hal (1985). Maritime Trade and State Development in Early Southeast Asia. University of Hawaii Press. p. 63. ISBN 978-0-8248-0843-3.
  3. ^ Guy, John (2014). Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, Metropolitan museum, New York: exhibition catalogues. Metropolitan Museum of Art. ISBN 9781588395245.
  4. ^ "The spread of Hinduism in Southeast Asia and the Pacific". Britannica.
  5. ^ History of Ancient India Kapur, Kamlesh
  6. ^ Fussman, Gérard (2008–2009). "History of India and Greater India". La Lettre du Collège de France (4): 24–25. doi:10.4000/lettre-cdf.756. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  7. ^ Coedès, George (1968). Walter F. Vella (ed.). The Indianized States of Southeast Asia. trans.Susan Brown Cowing. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-0368-1.
  8. ^ Manguin, Pierre-Yves (2002), "From Funan to Sriwijaya: Cultural continuities and discontinuities in the Early Historical maritime states of Southeast Asia", 25 tahun kerjasama Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi dan Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient, Jakarta: Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi / EFEO, pp. 59–82
  9. ^ Lavy, Paul (2003), "As in Heaven, So on Earth: The Politics of Visnu Siva and Harihara Images in Preangkorian Khmer Civilisation", Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 34 (1): 21–39, doi:10.1017/S002246340300002X, retrieved 23 December 2015
  10. ^ Kulke, Hermann (2004). A history of India. Rothermund, Dietmar, 1933– (4th ed.). New York: Routledge. ISBN 0203391268. OCLC 57054139.