History Main / SimSimSalabim

8th Jul '17 10:11:13 AM nombretomado
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Often, this trope goes hand-in-hand with a case of MistakenNationality, as India, for some reason, suddenly takes on [[ArabianNightsDays Arab and Persian characteristics]] in some American films. In some older Hollywood movies, it's not uncommon to see Aladdin and Genies[[note]]Silly, of course, since everyone knows that Aladdin was actually set in ''China''.[[/note]] tossed together with Hindu deities. To be fair, this is TruthInTelevision to an extent as India has a large Muslim population (13.4%, according to TheOtherWiki) and was ruled by Islamic kingdoms for century-spanning portions of its history,[[note]]And parts of what used to be considered part of India went on to form the nations of UsefulNotes/{{Pakistan}} and UsefulNotes/{{Bangladesh}}, which both have majority Muslim populations[[/note]] so it's certainly been more influenced by the Middle East than most Western countries have been. Also, the languages of northern India are mostly Indo-Aryan, making them distantly related to Persian and -- even more distantly -- to English (That's where the term "Indo-European" languages comes from of which Indo-Aryan is a subset just like Germanic).

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Often, this trope goes hand-in-hand with a case of MistakenNationality, as India, for some reason, suddenly takes on [[ArabianNightsDays Arab and Persian characteristics]] in some American films. In some older Hollywood movies, it's not uncommon to see Aladdin and Genies[[note]]Silly, of course, since everyone knows that Aladdin was actually set in ''China''.[[/note]] tossed together with Hindu deities. To be fair, this is TruthInTelevision to an extent as India has a large Muslim population (13.4%, according to TheOtherWiki) Wiki/TheOtherWiki) and was ruled by Islamic kingdoms for century-spanning portions of its history,[[note]]And parts of what used to be considered part of India went on to form the nations of UsefulNotes/{{Pakistan}} and UsefulNotes/{{Bangladesh}}, which both have majority Muslim populations[[/note]] so it's certainly been more influenced by the Middle East than most Western countries have been. Also, the languages of northern India are mostly Indo-Aryan, making them distantly related to Persian and -- even more distantly -- to English (That's where the term "Indo-European" languages comes from of which Indo-Aryan is a subset just like Germanic).
6th Jul '17 2:15:29 AM Kadorhal
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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'': [[TropeNamer Named for]] the magic words used by Hadji in TOS (1964-1965) who grew up in a version of this India (though the phrase is an old stock one like ''abracadabra'', and originally derived from {{Scatting}} within a ''[[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Danish]]'' children's song titled ''Højt på en gren en krage'', "High on a Branch a Crow Sat"; the original phrase in the song is ''Sim salabim bumba saladu saladim''). He could control snakes by playing his flute, had fakir style powers such as levitation, and incredible skill at hypnotizing others.
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' also gave Hadji some quite sleazy hacker skills; though this was meant to subvert this stereotype, [[HilariousInHindsight little did they know]] that hacker skills would make him ''[[BollywoodNerd even more of a stereotypical Indian]]'', now that India is a big software development superpower!

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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'': [[TropeNamer Named for]] the magic words used by Hadji in TOS (1964-1965) the original 1964-1965 series, who grew up in a version of this India (though the phrase is an old stock one like ''abracadabra'', and originally derived from {{Scatting}} within a ''[[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Danish]]'' children's song titled ''Højt på en gren en krage'', "High on a Branch a Crow Sat"; the original phrase in the song is ''Sim salabim bumba saladu saladim''). He could control snakes by playing his flute, had fakir style powers such as levitation, and incredible skill at hypnotizing others.
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' also gave Hadji some quite sleazy hacker skills; though this was meant to subvert this stereotype, [[HilariousInHindsight little did they know]] that hacker skills would make him ''[[BollywoodNerd even more of a stereotypical Indian]]'', now that India is a big software development superpower!superpower in reality.



-->'''Stewie''': "Jonny Quest" ... okay, welcome aboard.
-->'''Stewie''': "Doctor Benton Quest" ... alright, have a good flight.
-->'''Stewie''': "Hadji" ... hmm, uh, listen, you've been randomly selected for additional screening.
-->'''Hadji''': But you didn't even type anything in!
-->'''Stewie''': Look, if it were up to me, you'd be right there on that flight, but ... uh, I'm going to need you to take off your shoes, and that lovely, uh, ''hat''.
-->'''Hadji''': ''Sim sim salabim!''
-->'''Stewie''': Yeah, I'd cut back on that.

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-->'''Stewie''': "Jonny Quest" ... Quest"... okay, welcome aboard.
-->'''Stewie''':
aboard. "Doctor Benton Quest" ... alright, have a good flight.
-->'''Stewie''':
flight. "Hadji" ... hmm, uh, listen, you've been randomly selected for additional screening.
-->'''Hadji''':
screening.\\
'''Hadji''':
But you didn't even type anything in!
-->'''Stewie''':
in!\\
'''Stewie''':
Look, if it were up to me, you'd be right there on that flight, but ... uh, I'm going to need you to take off your shoes, and that lovely, uh, ''hat''.
-->'''Hadji''':
''hat''.\\
'''Hadji''':
''Sim sim salabim!''
-->'''Stewie''':
salabim!''\\
'''Stewie''':
Yeah, I'd cut back on that.
5th Jun '17 1:51:06 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* India in the Literature/BelisariusSeries.

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* India in the Literature/BelisariusSeries.''Literature/BelisariusSeries''.
17th Apr '17 2:31:39 PM Theriocephalus
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Often, this trope goes hand-in-hand with a case of MistakenNationality, as India, for some reason, suddenly takes on [[ArabianNightsDays Arab and Persian characteristics]] in some American films. In some older Hollywood movies, it's not uncommon to see Aladdin and Genies[[note]]Silly, of course, since everyone knows that Aladdin was actually set in ''China''.[[/note]] tossed together with Hindu deities. To be fair, this is TruthInTelevision to an extent as India has a large Muslim population (13.4%, according to TheOtherWiki) and was ruled by Islamic kingdoms for century-spanning portions of its history,[[note]]And parts of what used to be considered part of India went on to form the nations of UsefulNotes/{{Pakistan}} and UsefulNotes/{{Bangladesh}}, which both have majority Muslim populations[[/note]] so it's certainly been more influenced by the Middle East than most Western countries have been. Also, the languages of northern India are mostly Indo-Aryan, making them distantly related to Persian and - even more distantly - to English (That's where the term "Indo-European" languages comes from of which Indo-Aryan is a subset just like Germanic).

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Often, this trope goes hand-in-hand with a case of MistakenNationality, as India, for some reason, suddenly takes on [[ArabianNightsDays Arab and Persian characteristics]] in some American films. In some older Hollywood movies, it's not uncommon to see Aladdin and Genies[[note]]Silly, of course, since everyone knows that Aladdin was actually set in ''China''.[[/note]] tossed together with Hindu deities. To be fair, this is TruthInTelevision to an extent as India has a large Muslim population (13.4%, according to TheOtherWiki) and was ruled by Islamic kingdoms for century-spanning portions of its history,[[note]]And parts of what used to be considered part of India went on to form the nations of UsefulNotes/{{Pakistan}} and UsefulNotes/{{Bangladesh}}, which both have majority Muslim populations[[/note]] so it's certainly been more influenced by the Middle East than most Western countries have been. Also, the languages of northern India are mostly Indo-Aryan, making them distantly related to Persian and - -- even more distantly - -- to English (That's where the term "Indo-European" languages comes from of which Indo-Aryan is a subset just like Germanic).
11th Apr '17 6:22:15 PM nombretomado
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* While his country is unnamed, Shuraiya from ''ShugoChara'', and his followers, are extemely stereotypically Indian.

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* While his country is unnamed, Shuraiya from ''ShugoChara'', ''Manga/ShugoChara'', and his followers, are extemely stereotypically Indian.
3rd Apr '17 6:36:52 AM theNerdytimes
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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' also gave Hadji some quite sleazy hacker skills; though this was meant to subvert this stereotype, [[ReverseFunnyAneurysm little did they know]] that hacker skills would make him ''[[BollywoodNerd even more of a stereotypical Indian]]'', now that India is a big software development superpower!

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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' also gave Hadji some quite sleazy hacker skills; though this was meant to subvert this stereotype, [[ReverseFunnyAneurysm [[HilariousInHindsight little did they know]] that hacker skills would make him ''[[BollywoodNerd even more of a stereotypical Indian]]'', now that India is a big software development superpower!
18th Mar '17 7:12:24 PM TudorRose
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* The fictional Indian city of Hara in Creator/RobinJarvis' ''[[Literature/DeptfordMice Deptford Histories]]'' book ''Thomas'', populated by [[TalkingAnimal Talking Animals]]. There are temples, a humid jungle, elephants, and anthropomorphic mongoose warriors battling against an [[ReligionOfEvil evil snake cult]].
21st Jan '17 11:29:48 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': The Kingdoms of Ind, in the far southeast of the Old World, are a fractious land of small kingdoms, deep jungles and many strange gods, a haven for spice traders and home to many elephants and to tribes of tiger-headed {{beast|Man}}men, in contrast to the goat- and sheep-headed varieties prevalent in the western lands. Worthy of note is the fact that the lands of Ind are the only human civilization, aside from the Chaos barbarians in the far north, to officially recognize and permit [[GodOfEvil Tzeentch]] worship.
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19th Dec '16 12:05:13 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'': [[TropeNamer Named for]] the magic words used by Hadji in TOS (1964-1965) who grew up in a version of this India (though the phrase is an old stock one like ''abracadabra'', and originally derived from ScatSinging portions of a ''[[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Danish]]'' children's song titled ''Højt på en gren en krage'', "High on a Branch a Crow Sat"). He could control snakes by playing his flute, had fakir style powers such as levitation, and incredible skill at hypnotizing others.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'': [[TropeNamer Named for]] the magic words used by Hadji in TOS (1964-1965) who grew up in a version of this India (though the phrase is an old stock one like ''abracadabra'', and originally derived from ScatSinging portions of {{Scatting}} within a ''[[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Danish]]'' children's song titled ''Højt på en gren en krage'', "High on a Branch a Crow Sat").Sat"; the original phrase in the song is ''Sim salabim bumba saladu saladim''). He could control snakes by playing his flute, had fakir style powers such as levitation, and incredible skill at hypnotizing others.
19th Dec '16 12:01:55 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'': [[TropeNamer Named for]] the magic words used by Hadji in TOS (1964-1965) who grew up in a version of this India (though the phrase is an old stock one like ''abracadabra'', and originally derived from a ''Danish'' children's song). He could control snakes by playing his flute, had fakir style powers such as levitation, and incredible skill at hypnotizing others.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'': [[TropeNamer Named for]] the magic words used by Hadji in TOS (1964-1965) who grew up in a version of this India (though the phrase is an old stock one like ''abracadabra'', and originally derived from ScatSinging portions of a ''Danish'' ''[[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Danish]]'' children's song).song titled ''Højt på en gren en krage'', "High on a Branch a Crow Sat"). He could control snakes by playing his flute, had fakir style powers such as levitation, and incredible skill at hypnotizing others.
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