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India 3,287,590 sq km 1.2 billion people 4 times the population of US and 2000 times that of ND 22 languages, 1650 dialects 8 major religions, other beliefs One Nation. Chronology of Indian History.

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India

3,287,590 sq km

1.2 billion people

4 times the population of US and 2000 times that of ND

22 languages, 1650 dialects

8 major religions, other beliefs

One Nation

chronology of indian history
Chronology of Indian History
  • North – western Indian was the home of the Indus valley civilization from 2600 – 1900 BC
  • This marked the beginning of urban civilization in the sub continent
  • Next 1000 years is referred to as the Vedic age or the start of the Iron age
  • Vedas – bedrock of the majority of Indians religious belief.
  • Rig Veda – Amongst the world oldest religious text in continued use
ancient india
Ancient India
  • Many smaller kingdoms were ruling the sub continent
  • Birth of Buddhism and Jainism
  • Later 4th and early 5th century AD was referred to as the golden rule under the Guptas
  • Southern India had its own share of smaller kingdoms
the classical age
The Classical Age
  • Southern India saw its renaissance in art and architecture
  • Art, religion and literature reached new heights of excellence
  • Many marvelous temples were constructed during this period
islamic sultanates and mughal era
Islamic Sultanates and Mughal Era
  • Arabs- turks invaded northern India in the 12th century
  • A period of Indian cultural renaissance
  • Indo-Muslim fusion left lasting monuments in architecture, music, literature, and religion
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Mughals succeeded Sultanates as the next rulers of India
  • Indian economy boomed under the Mughals
  • Main mughal contribution to the south Asia was their unique architecture
colonial era and the independence movement
Colonial Era and the Independence movement
  • Portuguese, Dutch, British and French all arrived for trading purposes.
  • Britishers ruled India from 1858 until 1947
  • The freedom struggle was by non violent means lead by Mahatma Gandhi
  • On 15th August 1947, India became an independent nation
  • India still is the worlds largest democracy.
where are we now
Where are we now?
  • 60 years of independent India
  • Population has grown three folds
  • Literacy rate has grown from 12 % in 1947 to 62 % today
  • Third largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity
  • Second fastest growing major economy in the world
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Second largest standing army in the world, 4th largest air force
  • ISRO is planning on an unmanned lunar mission in April 2008
  • Excellent facilities at affordable health care prices for critical surgeries
  • One of the worlds fastest growing aviation markets
  • Technology has grown leaps and bounds in a lot of industries
what have we given
What have we given?
  • Zero
  • 4 Nobel Laureates
  • Yoga
  • World’s biggest movie industry
  • Great food and music
  • Smart engineers, doctors and scientists
  • 17% of worlds population
when you plan to visit india
When you plan to visit India
  • Best time of the year would be during September – March
  • Everyone will find something that suits their interest be it the culture, sun, beaches, art, architecture, food etc.
  • Make sure you visit Pondicherry – beautiful beach, still existing french culture and less expensive beer
  • Make sure you at least watch one bollywood movie – that will give you instant karma