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  • 1Relating to the whole of India, or to all its ethnic, religious, or linguistic groups.
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    • But the richness of the experience and the authentic Bengali touch has now given way to ‘catered’ banquets that serve over-spiced and greasy fare that is vaguely pan-Indian in form and very un-Indian in taste.
    • ‘There's only now becoming a more pan-Indian sense of what Native food can be.’
    • The legendary Jiggs Kalra and the doyen of Ayurvedic food, Pushpesh Pant, have launched Moksh, the first pan-Indian vegetarian restaurant, with a live interactive kitchen, at The Chancery on Lavelle Road.
  • 2Denoting or relating to a cultural movement or religious practice participated in by many or all American Indian peoples.
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    • No Cherokee social dances have survived, but some Cherokees have joined in the pan-Indian practice of powwow dancing.
    • Hook notes that this pan-Indian approach to cultural renewal is not unique to the Alabama-Coushattas.
    • While the urban Indian experience fostered a pan-Indian identity and led to a number of political movements, it was not immune from tension.

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