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India is the
oldest continuing civilization
to undergo the
of 5000 years. In between this journey,
it has seen the birth of many beliefs, and witnessed an easy fusion of
several customs and traditions, which reflect in Indias rich culture
During ancient times, when many cultures dwelled as wandering nomads, India
had Harappa, now known as Indus Valley Civilization.
The worlds first planned city, Mohenjodaro
in Harappa flourished during 2600 to 1900 BCE. Built with baked bricks, the
city had two storey buildings, prized artifacts and statues depicting its
Indian civilization refined itself during the Vedic Age through evolution
and growing use of Sanskrit. Rich epics like Vedas,
Ramayana and Mahabharata
were composed during 1500 to 500 BCE, laying
the foundations of Hinduism. Buddha and Mahavira
showed the path of Ahimsa
- peace and non
violence to the world. =
The ruler of Maurya Dynasty, Chandragupta
considered the first unifier of India
foreign powers like Alexander the Great
BC. His grandson Ashoka the Great
forward the legacy of keeping India under one rule. He propagated Buddhism
through constructing Stupas, the Lion Capital of
Asoka at Sarnath,
which is now the national emblem of India.
Remarkable achievements in science, engineering, art, literature, logic,
mathematics, astronomy, religion, and philosophy made the period under Gupta
Empire as The Golden Age of India. The decimal
numeral system including Zero
was invented during this period. Scholars
like Kalidasa, Aryabhata, Vishnu Sharma, and
made great advancements in different fields. Along with this,
the largest 105 carat diamond of the
world, was sourced and mined in India.
During the onset of medieval age, the Arab-Turkic invasion slowly gave rise
to the Islamic Empire in India, most notably the Delhi Sultanate.
the world's tallest brick minaret
was built under its reign.
In 1526, Babur founded the Mughal Dynasty.
Mughal Kings were Akbar the Great and Shah Jahan.
unified the country under one rule. His capital base was at
Fatehpur Sikri. Shah Jahan
built the renowned
architectural marvel in Indian History The Taj Mahal as a memoir
to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
The Spice Route
was also explored by Vasco Da
Gama, a Portuguese explorer for trading in spices that were grown widely in
India. This development made India step in to modern times - the
age of Colonialism
ushering the western
domination in the East. The advent of Aurangzeb and downfall of Mughal
Empire paved the way for Europeans
the dream of ruling over India. Following Portuguese
in this conquest were the Dutch, British and
. But British
only succeeded to have
their claim over country as an imperial power.
In the modern India, certain leaders like Gandhi,
Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel
followed the path of non violence and
paved the way to independent India free from British Raj on August 15, 1947
which is celebrated as Independence Day.
After Independence, India got its constitution under the chairmanship of
Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar
and presently it is the
largest democratic country in the world. At present, India has emerged as a
ready to tower over the world with its
economic growth. India Journeys
experience to explore India like never before. Because India is a journey,
not a destination