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India, best described as a land of harmoniously existing contradictions, is a place to expect the unexpected.
India has an extremely rich history, a story that has all the ingredients of romance, valor, sacrifice, enterprise and success.
The culture of India is a synonym of co-mingling.
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 Indian History
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.
The European presence in India dates to the seventeenth century, and it is in the latter part of this century that the Mughal empire began to disintegrate, paving the way for regional states.
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 Medieval India - Indian History
Babur (reign - 1526-30), the founder of the Mughal Empire in India, was the descendant of Timur as well as Changez Khan.
Ousted by his cousins, he came to India and defeated Ibrahim, the last Lodi Sultan in 1526 at the First Battle of Panipat.
In western India, Shivaji (1637-80) had forged the Marathas into an efficient military machine and given them a sense of national identity.
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 History of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
India's domestic politics also took new shape, as the nationalist appeal of the Congress Party gave way to traditional alignments by caste, creed, and ethnicity leading to the founding of a plethora of small, regionally based political parties.
They signed an agreement by which India would return all personnel and captured territory in the west and the two countries would "settle their differences by peaceful means through bilateral negotiations." Diplomatic and trade relations were re-established in 1976.
India maintains that the entire former princely state is an integral part of the Indian union, while Pakistan insists that UN resolutions calling for self-determination of the people of the state must be taken into account.
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 Indialife :: History | Ancient India
Beginning with a mysterious culture along the Indus River and in farming communities in the southern lands of India, the history of the sub-continent is one puncuated by constant integration with migrating peoples and with the diverse cultures that surround India.
Indian history, then, 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.
The southern portion of India is a large peninsula with a forbidding mountain range all along the western coast and a large flat plateau called the Deccan in the center of the sub-continent.
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 Brief History of India
Thus we trace briefly the history of India with the arrival of the Europeans.
The third voyage of the Company was the first to India and arrived at the port of Surat, the chief town of Gujarat, where the first Presidency was established in 1629 that was shifted to Bombay in 1687.
The Governor General of India became the Viceroy of India, and the President of the Board of Control in London became the Secretary of State for India.
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 PunjabiLit: India: HISTORY India
In 1398 the Mongol conqueror Tamerlane invaded India, sacking Delhi and massacring its inhabitants.
India supplied wheat and other goods to British forces east of Suez, and with the loss of trade with Germany and the other Central Powers and the continuance of heavy taxation, the economic cost of the war was evident.
Although India had agreed to hold a plebiscite in the region, it claimed that the plebiscite was dependent on the withdrawal of Pakistani forces from Kashmîr, and that the vote of the Kashmîr legislature in 1956 to integrate fully into India made a plebiscite unnecessary.
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 History of India - Crystalinks
In the 21st century, India has made impressive gains in economic investment and output, and stands as the world's largest democracy with a population exceeding 1 billion, is self sufficient in terms of food, and is a fast-growing, economically strong country.
The ports of southern India were involved in the Indian Ocean trade, chiefly involving spices, with the Roman Empire to the west and Southeast Asia to the east.
From the 7th to the 9th century, three dynasties contested for control of northern India: the Pratiharas of Malwa and later Kannauj; the Palas of Bengal, and the Rashtrakutas of the Deccan.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: The History of India as told by its own Historians
The History of India as told by its own Historians is book in eight volumes by H.M. Elliot and J. Dowson.
It is a well-known and reputed reference work for the history of medieval India.
The historian Lanepoole (1903) praised this work by saying: “To realize Medieval India there is no better way than to dive into the eight volumes of the priceless History of India as Told by its Own Historians… a revelation of Indian life as seen through the eyes of the Persian court annalists.”
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From the 11th to the 15th centuries, southern India was dominated by Hindu Chola and Vijayanagar Dynasties.
In the late 1800s, the first steps were taken toward self-government in British India with the appointment of Indian councilors to advise the British viceroy and the establishment of provincial councils with Indian members; the British subsequently widened participation in legislative councils.
India's domestic politics also took new shape, as traditional alignments by caste, creed, and ethnicity gave way to a plethora of small, regionally based political parties.
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 History of India, Indian History - india-history.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The history of India can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilization that flourished in the north-western region of the Indian Subcontinent.
The Gupta age was known as the Golden Age of Indian History.
This brought Northern India under the rule of the Delhi Sultanate and the Mughals in later years.
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 Geographia Asia - A Concise History of India
In 1858, a rumor spread among Hindu soldiers that the British were greasing their bullets with the fat of cows and pigs, the former sacred animals to Hindus and the latter unclean animals to Muslims.
India had become a profitable venture, and the British were loath to allow the Indian population any power in a system that they viewed as their own accomplishment.
India's history since independence has been marked by disunity and intermittent periods of virtual chaos.
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 Manas: History and Politics of India
In the fourth century BCE, large parts of India were united under the emperor Ashoka; he also converted to Buddhism, and it is in his reign that Buddhism first spread to other parts of Asia.
These are certainly the generally accepted contours of Indian history before the advent of colonialism, though specialists are all inclined to write this history with particular emphases and accents.
he European presence in India dates to the sixteenth century, and it is in the very early part of the eighteenth century that the Mughal empire began to disintegrate, paving the way for regional states.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/History/mainhist.html   (431 words)

 indian history, mauryas empire, mughal era, british rule in india, history of india, india insight
India is one of the few countries in the world, today, in which the social and religious structures, which define the nation's identity, are intact for over 4000 years.
India was the birth place of the two of the world's great religion (Hinduism and Buddhism) and one of its smallest (Jainism).
India's first major civilization flourished for 1000 years from around 2500 BC along the Indus River valley.
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 History - Ancient India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Archaeological excavations have brought to light the remains of a highly developed urban civilisation in ancient India, that stretched across approximately 1520 kilometres, extending from the area on the upper Sutlaj in contemporary Punjab to Lothal in Gujarat.
In subsequent centuries India suffered a series of invasions, and in the absence of a strong central authority, often fell under the spell of foreign rulers - Indo Bactrians, the Sakas and others.
Foreign invasions had little impact on the life in southern India and this region remained unaffected by political upheavals that convulsed the north.
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 Java Is Shining
The archeological survey and documentation of the history of India was documented by mostly european archeologists.
The reason behind this makeup of the history was done so that they could state that the european script and civilization would be considered the oldest civilization and rest of the world implemented their culture.
The history of India which is presented by the previous archeologist to the whole world is not entirely true.
jroller.com /page/sanman?entry=history_of_india   (712 words)

 The Economic History of India 1857-1947 | Book Reviews | EH.Net
The goal of his Economic History of India is to convey to budding historians and economists how this might be done.
The debate surrounding de-industrialization is as central to Indian economic history as that of slavery is to American economic history.
It should be noted that none of the available surveys of Indian economic history contain the photo essays or graphical expositions typical in textbooks on American economic history.
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 Powell's Books - The Mughal Empire (New Cambridge History of India) by
New Cambridge History of India III #0003: The Economy of Modern India, 1860-1970
The Sikhs of the Punjab (New Cambridge History of India III)
The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralised states in the pre-modern world and this new volume traces the history of this magnificent empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720.
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 History of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Opposite to the history of China where generally there was one state (which sometimes had a periods of feudal fragmentation), history of India before the British conquest is a history of thousands smaller or larger feudal states fighting with each other (where some times one country conquered a large part of subcontinent).
India is a good example here, because percentage of Muslims was different in different regions: highest in Indus Valley and intensively colonized Bengal, average in Ganges Valley and Northern Deccan, and lowest in Southern Deccan and in Rajputana region (east from Thar Desert - which was for long the center of resistance against Muslim rulers).
East India Company was a private firm oriented to maximize its profits, so officials of the company often forgot that you cannot rule people using only military force and administration, and that the economic effectiveness cannot be the only criteria of government (especially when government represented British economic interest rather than India’s interests).
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 The outsourcing history of India is one of phenomenal growth in a very short span of time
The outsourcing history of India is one of phenomenal growth in a very short span of time.
Although the IT industry in India has existed since the early 1980s, it was the early and mid 1990s that saw the emergence of outsourcing.
The availability of skilled and trained manpower and India's ability to keep in step with the latest technological advances in the industry is prompting foreign studios to consider India as a base to shift other high-end animation work like storyboarding and developing original content for animated films ad TV series.
www.outsource2india.com /why_india/articles/outsourcing_history.asp   (1810 words)

 Indian History,History Of India,Ancient History Of India,Modern History India,Indian Cultural History
History of West Bengal & Calcutta - Provides a timeline into the history of the state dating from the Palas.
History and Politics - India's history and politics from ancient times, about Gandhi and an independent India.
History of the Sikhs - Provide history of the sikhs, biographies of famous Sikh figures and historical events.
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 History of Education India, Ancient India Education, Education System India History
The history of education in India is very rich and interesting.
History has taken special care to give Nalanda University, which flourished from the fifth to 13th century AD, full credit for its excellence.
With hundreds of universities and thousands of colleges affiliated to them, in fact scores of colleges in every discipline, India has positioned itself comfortably as a country that provides quality higher education to its people in specific and to the world in general.
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 History Of India Maps, Ancient History India, Brief History India, India History
History Of India Maps, Ancient History India, Brief History India, India History
India carries a rich cultural legacy, it was few of the early centers which saw the emergence of civilization along with Mesopotamia, Egypt and China.
The period of early civilization was followed by the Vedic Age, the period of Janapadas, the emergence of Mauryas, Guptas and the Deccan kingdoms.
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 History Of India,Ancient History of India,Medieval History of India,Modern History of India
The Government of India Act of 1935 conceived the emergence of India as a self-governing entity, and later when India gained independence in 1947, the Constituent Assembly designed the precise constitutional future of India.
On 26 January 1950, India became a Republic, and the Constitution of India was promulgated.
During his session he introduced the five year plans, depicted to bring big science and industry to India; in Nehru's own language, steel mills and dams were to be the temples of modern India.
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 Family History in India
India has no birth, marriage or death certificates, so the best place to start searching for your ancestors in colonial India is in the church records.
There are many sources for family history in India in addition to church and cemetery records.
There are also links to other regimental history websites, rolls of members of some regiments that served in India and a diary of a soldier who served in India in the Green Howards.
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 Amazon.com: A New History of India: Books: Stanley Wolpert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Throughout, Wolpert strives to record history fairly and truthfully, portraying with clarity and intensity both the brightest achievements of Indian civilization, and the darkest depths of its persistent socio-secual inequities, and economic and political corruption.
A New History of India by Stanley Wolpert is a one-volume history of India.
The history and the pluralistic culture of India are indeed complex.
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