Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Deccan (from Sanscrit for south or right, since in turning to the east a worshipper had the south on the right) was a name given before the Mussulman conquest of India to the district S. of the Vindhya Hills, and then to the tract lying between the Nerbudda and the Krishna, from lat. 16° to 23° N. The name is historically rather than politically significant. Its large population is of very mixed origin.