Guru, Naan, Pundit, Curry, Bollywood
Here's a random collection of Indian-esque words (Guru, naan, curry, yoga, India, pundit, Bollywood) plotted on Google's NGram Viewer. Clicking on the image below will take you to an enlarged version.
The frequency sizes are too small for deducing meaningful trends. 0.00080%? However, it is somewhat interesting to observe the rise and fall of "India". Perhaps obsession peaked during Victorian times? More likely, it's a function of the types of books in Google's digitized database. The relentless rise of "guru" and "yoga", particularly from the '60s onwards, perhaps require less explanation.
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- January 2, 2011 12:06 AM // Technology