Sharing a portion of Bheeshmaparva as a pdf here.

Though this may not exactly match with the passage quoted, you have the word Bhaarata in the name of a geopolitical unit discussed in the Bheeshmaparva of Mahabharata. 

It has:

धृतराष्ट्र उवाच॥ 

यदिदं भारतं वर्षं यत्रेदं मूर्छितं बलम्।

यत्रातिमात्रं लुब्धोऽयं पुत्रो दुर्योधनो मम॥ १॥

Sanjaya's answer to this question is a description of the 'richness of Bharata Varsha' .He describes  Bharata Varsha in that context. 

It is said here:

अत्र ते वर्णयिष्यामि वर्षं भारत भारतम्।

प्रियमिन्द्रस्य देवस्य मनोर्वैवस्वतस्य च॥ ५॥

अन्येषां च महाराज क्षत्रियाणां बलीयसाम्।

सर्वेषामेव राजेन्द्र प्रियं भारत भारतम्॥ ८॥

The following description from Vishnupurana may come close to the quoted passage: 

उत्तरं यत्समुद्रस्य हिमाद्रेश्चैव दक्षिणम् ।
वर्षं तद् भारतं नाम भारती यत्र संततिः ।। - Vishnu Purana (2.3.1)

On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 11:27 AM, patrick mccartney <> wrote:
Dear Friends, 

The Chairman of the ICHR, Prof. Y Sudershan Rao, has released a report into the activities they will faciliate in the near future.

From this document it says that:

National Seminar on “Antiquity, Continuity and Development of Civilisation and Culture in Bharat up to first millennium B C”: Theme:The land south of Meru (the Himalayan range) was traditionally known as Bharat, of which the land south of the Vindhya Range was known as Dakshinapath as an integral part of it. 

I find my interest piqued by the following assertion that:

Ancient literature describes the country as a single well defined geographical unit from the Himalayas in north to the Indian Ocean in south. It is generally agreed that the culture and civilization of Bharat was continuous without a break. 

Might anyone be able to point me towards this "ancient literature"? I would like to read it. 

All the best,

Patrick McCartney, PhD
School of Culture, History & Language
College of the Asia-Pacific
The Australian National University
Canberra, Australia, 0200

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FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,
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