- a state in W central India. 118,800 sq. mi. (307,690 sq. km). Capital: Mumbai.
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Thus have I passed my driving test to get myself a new Maharashtra (the state of which Mumbai is the capital) driver's license.The Perils of Driving in India: One Man’s Quest for a Driver’s License
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Back in the early 1980s, when on a college program in India, I studied a low-tech irrigation project in drought-prone Maharashtra.The Stealth Threat to the World's Food Supply
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Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare was killed while on duty.India Has Been Singed Badly
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Middling nails, which contain the properties of both the above kinds, belong to the people of the Maharashtra.The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana
In a wider sense it may be extended to include all who inhabit Maharashtra and speak Mahratti as their mother-tongue.
- a state of W central India, formed in 1960 from the Marathi-speaking S and E parts of former Bombay state: lies mainly on the Deccan plateau; mainly agricultural. Capital: Mumbai (Bombay). Pop: 96 752 247 (2001). Area: 307 690 sq km (118 800 sq miles)
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