The land of unity in DiversityIndia has a strategic position in Asia with Arabia and Africa on the west across the seas, and Burma, Malaysia and the Indonesian Archipelago on to the east. Geographically, the Himalayan ranges keep India apart from the rest of Asia, and as a result India has developed into a land of unique culture. Bounded on the southwest by the Arabian Sea and on the southeast by the Bay of Bengal, the grand old Himalayan ranges lie on the north, north east and northwest. Kanyakumari constitutes the southern tip of the Indian peninsula and seems tapering down into the Indian Ocean. India shares its political border with Pakistan and Afghanistan on the west and Bangladesh and Burma on the east. The northern boundary comprises the Sinkiang province of China, Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. India is separated from Sri Lanka by a narrow channel of sea formed by the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar

India is a republic consisting of 28 states and seven union territories with a parliamentary system of democracy. It has the world's twelfth largest economy at market exchange rates and the fourth largest in purchasing power. Economic reforms since 1991 have transformed it into one of the fastest growing economies. India's history and culture is ancient and dynamic, spanning back to the beginning of human civilization.

India's history is more than just a set of unique developments in a definable process; it is, in many ways, a microcosm of human history itself, a diversity of cultures all impinging on a great people and being reforged into new, syncretic forms. brings you the india's history starting from ancient history of india to modern indian history.





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