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31st Dec '15 4:57:14 AM Arivne
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* [[TropeNamer Named for]] the magic words used by Hadji of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest,'' who grew up in a version of this India. ''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/JonnyQuest'' ** [[TropeNamer Named for]] the magic words used by Hadji of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest,'' in TOS (1964-1965) who grew up in a version of this India. 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, [[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!
3rd Nov '15 11:26:09 PM Fireblood
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* Ricky Gervais's character in ''Film/GhostTown'' seems to follow this mentality when asking fellow dentist Dr. Prashar, for advice:
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* Ricky Gervais's character in ''Film/GhostTown'' seems to follow this mentality when asking fellow dentist Dr. Prashar, Prashar for advice:
3rd Nov '15 11:25:34 PM Fireblood
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* Ricky Gervais's character in ''Film/GhostTown'' seems to follow this mentality when asking fellow dentist, Dr. Prashar, for advice -
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* Ricky Gervais's character in ''Film/GhostTown'' seems to follow this mentality when asking fellow dentist, dentist Dr. Prashar, for advice -advice:
1st Nov '15 6:58:45 PM nombretomado
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** {{Kim}} can't be left out; it may be the best example of this being a cross section of India during TheRaj. * [[IncrediblyLamePun Cleverly subverted]] by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Cleverly Barbara Cleverly]] in ''TheLastKashmiriRose'' (2001) - as there is no modern interest to display [[TheRaj Colonial India]] as a [[YeGoodeOldeDays Disneyfied]] place of superstitious natives ruled by brave colonial administrators and [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy turbaned rifle-armed Martial Race troopers]], she could freely display the vices of the system: idleness, drunkenness, exploitation of cheap labor (even poor Brits could afford Indian servants), incompetence...
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** {{Kim}} can't be left out; it may be the best example of this being a cross section of India during TheRaj. UsefulNotes/TheRaj. * [[IncrediblyLamePun Cleverly subverted]] by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Cleverly Barbara Cleverly]] in ''TheLastKashmiriRose'' (2001) - as there is no modern interest to display [[TheRaj [[UsefulNotes/TheRaj Colonial India]] as a [[YeGoodeOldeDays Disneyfied]] place of superstitious natives ruled by brave colonial administrators and [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy turbaned rifle-armed Martial Race troopers]], she could freely display the vices of the system: idleness, drunkenness, exploitation of cheap labor (even poor Brits could afford Indian servants), incompetence...

* ''TheFarPavilions'' - the 1984 TV series and the 1978 novel on which it had been based - has them all: snakes as murder weapons, cruel and superstitious natives, sati, characters RaisedByNatives, the might of TheRaj putting things back in order and so on.
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* ''TheFarPavilions'' - the 1984 TV series and the 1978 novel on which it had been based - has them all: snakes as murder weapons, cruel and superstitious natives, sati, characters RaisedByNatives, the might of TheRaj UsefulNotes/TheRaj putting things back in order and so on.
13th Jul '15 10:06:36 AM Willbyr
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* Kushan in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. ** With some ArabianNightsDays and TheEmpire thrown in.
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* Kushan in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. ** With ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', with some ArabianNightsDays and TheEmpire thrown in.

** Kaolla Su and her family in ''LoveHina'' also feature some Indian stereotypes, although the manga establishes their homeland as being in the South Pacific. * As it does with every other racial stereotype in the book, ''GGundam'' plays this to maximum effect with Neo India's Cobra Gundam, piloted by a hypnotist/snake-charmer.
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** * Kaolla Su and her family in ''LoveHina'' also ''Manga/LoveHina'' feature some Indian stereotypes, although the manga establishes their homeland homeland, the island kingdom of Molmol, as being in the South Pacific. * As it does with every other racial stereotype in the book, ''GGundam'' ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' plays this to maximum effect with Neo India's Cobra Gundam, piloted by a hypnotist/snake-charmer.
8th Jul '15 11:32:48 AM StFan
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* Actually averted in TenkuuSenkiShurato. While the Tenkuukai is modelled after the Hindu beliefs and myths, the series avoids using stereotypes linked to Indian people.
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* Actually averted in TenkuuSenkiShurato.''Manga/LegendOfHeavenlySphereShurato''. While the Tenkuukai is modelled after the Hindu beliefs and myths, the series avoids using stereotypes linked to Indian people.

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19th May '15 9:55:13 AM nombretomado
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* {{Asterix}} visits this version of India in ''Asterix and the Flying Carpet''.
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* {{Asterix}} ComicBook/{{Asterix}} visits this version of India in ''Asterix and the Flying Carpet''.
27th Apr '15 11:42:04 AM nombretomado
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* Kushan in ''{{Berserk}}''.
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* Kushan in ''{{Berserk}}''.''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.
18th Jan '15 1:40:42 AM Korodzik
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UsefulNotes/{{India}} has fakirs, rajahs, turbans, snake charmers (and other slightly demented [[StreetPerformer Street Performers]]), the Ganges and [[BadassPacifist Gandhi]]. It's also full of temples overgrown with humid jungle and occasionally home to an evil cult, elephants and tigers. [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Snakes]] are ''everywhere'', so it's a good idea to have a cute and heroic mongoose with you to take them on.
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UsefulNotes/{{India}} has fakirs, rajahs, turbans, snake charmers {{snake charmer}}s (and other slightly demented [[StreetPerformer Street Performers]]), {{street performer}}s), the Ganges and [[BadassPacifist Gandhi]]. It's also full of temples overgrown with humid jungle and occasionally home to an evil cult, elephants and tigers. [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Snakes]] are ''everywhere'', so it's a good idea to have a cute and heroic mongoose with you to take them on.
24th Aug '14 2:45:21 PM Specialist290
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Often, this trope goes hand-in-hand with a case of MistakenNationality, as India, for some reason, suddenly takes on 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.
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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 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.
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