India Bridge (Mr. and Mrs. Bridge) India Bridge is the title character in Evan S. Connell Jr.’s 1959 novel, Mrs. Bridge (and its twin novel, 1969’s Mr. Bridge), as well as appearing in the 1990 movie, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, where she was portrayed by Joanne Woodward. In her time and place (Midwest of the 1930s and 40s), India Bridge appears to have it all – the successful businessman husband, the three children, the nice suburban home. Meals are preceded by cocktails and served on time; parties are given and attended, and everyone knows his or her place. Except when they don’t. Except when the times – they are a-changing. India Bridge is an essentially good and decent woman who tries to abide by the rules as she was taught them. Why, then, the vague sense of missing something? Why the increasing distance from the children who are growing away from her? Why the lack of intimacy with the husband who himself abides by the rules? All questions that we know well, and Ms. Betty Friedan would supply some of the answers in 1963 with her groundbreaking The Feminine Mystique. Alas, too late for India Bridge.
India Wilkes (Gone with the Wind) India Wilkes is a character in Margaret Mitchell’s, best selling 1936 novel, Gone With The Wind, and was played by Alicia Rhett in the 1939 movie classic. Scarlett O’Hara, with her usual self-serving finesse, has blithely stolen away the object of India’s affection, the childish and innocent Charles Hamilton. As if that weren’t enough, poor India is described as “plain”. Scarlett is everything that she is not, and there is no surer formula for brooding resentment. And we all know what that does for one’s looks. Her only suitor dies in the Civil War, which does nothing to improve her temper, and India spends most of her time finding ways to undercut Scarlett, more or less successfully. Scarlett, of course, is hopelessly (and oh so wrong-headedly) in love with India’s brother, Ashley, and this leads to her undoing and to India’s hollow victory. Blue-blooded Southern lady to the last, India remains a spinster in the shadow of the lively, thrice-married Scarlett. To give her her due, India does apologize to her sister-in-law, Melanie, on her deathbed, for the havoc she has wreaked. Pointedly, she does not apologize to Scarlett. Probably the cruelest cut of all is that Scarlett hardly cares. Poor India!
In The Times of India - a song by Jethro Tull
India - a song by Eric Benet
India - a song by Roxy Music
India - a song by The Psychedelic Furs
India Rubber - a song by Radiohead
Little India - a song by Deacon Blue and Ricky Ross
Song of India - a song by Tommy Dorsey
Taste of India - a song by Aerosmith
Voyage to India - a song by Stevie Wonder
India: The Moonstone Fairy (Daisy Meadows) - Seven jewels have been stolen from the Fairy Queen's crown! Without them, the Jewel Fairies' magical powers are fading. Read all seven books to find the jewels and save the fairies! Jack Frost is up to no good again! This time, he's stolen the seven jewels from Queen Titania's crown. Without them, the Jewel Fairies can't do their jobs. The magic in Fairyland is fading fast! India the Moonstone Fairy is in charge of dream magic. Can Rachel and Kirsty help find the moonstone…before everything turns into a nightmare? Find the sparkly jewel in each book and help bring the magic back to Fairyland! Recommended for ages 6-9.
Indian Children's Favourite Stories (Rosemarie Somaiah) - This delightful collection of Indian folk tales-retold for an international audience-contains beautifully illustrated stories that provide an insight into the traditional culture and history of India. Retold here are the wonderful tales of how the Lord Krishna escapes the evil Kamsa's repeated attempts to kill him, and how the elephant keeper's daughter Rani humbles an unwise and unjust king by emptying his storehouses of rice. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Tales from India (Jamila Gavin) - Discover a world of classic tales from India. Come on a journey with renowned storyteller Jamila Gavin as she writes of great floods, legendary romances, and epic battles between good and evil. This new collection of Hindu tales, including the birth of the gods, tales of creation, and the arrival of humans, is illuminated by Amanda Hall's exquisite artwork, which reflects the influence of both classical and contemporary Indian art. Recommended for ages 9-12.
The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister (Charlotte Agell) - Fourth grade is a year of changes, challenges, and ordinary joys for India McAllister. She lives in Maine with her artist mom and their dog, Tofu. Her father lives in the next town over with his new partner, Richard and their bird, Beatrice Strawberry. India – named for the ink, not the subcontinent – was adopted from China as a baby. Being the only Chinese girl in her small town fuels India’s search for identity. India reports in her own words and drawings about life, adventures (many with her good friend Colby) and all things annoying as well as what makes her happy. First three on the happy list: Tofu, Bird, and Colby! Recommended for ages 8-11.
Famous People Named India - India Hicks (English royalty and fashion model); India de Beaufort (British actress/musician); India Bush (First Cat, pet cat of President George W. Bush)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter India - Chris Hemsworth (actor); Sarah McLachlan (singer); Corey Hart (singer); Catherine Oxenberg (actress); Elsa Pataky (Spanish model/actress); Julie Masse (Canadian pop-singer)
India - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name India.