325 languages spoken – 1,652 dialects – 18 official languages
29 states – 5 union territories
3.28 million sq. kilometers – Area 7,516 kilometers – Coastline
1.3 Billion population.
5600 dailies, 15000 weeklies and 20000 periodicals in 21 languages with a combined circulation of 142 million.
GDP $576 Billion. (GDP rate 8%)
Parliamentary form of Government Worlds largest democracy.
World’s 4th largest economy.
World-class recognition in IT, bio-technology and space.
Largest English speaking nation in the world.
3rd largest standing army force, over 1.5Million strong.
2nd largest pool of scientists and engineers in the World.
India is set to overtake China as the world’s most populous nation by 2050. India’s population is expected to grow from 1.08bn to 1.63bn people, overtaking China, which is forecast to reach 1.44bn from 1.3bn currently. India, will also have the highest working population in the World — 700 million people out of 1.1 billion people are young; the young population will continue till 2050. Progress during the last 20 years
A BRIEF HISTORY OF INDIA
Indus & Saraswati Civilizations
Rise of Jainism and Buddhism
Golden Age of Indian Arts & Sciences
The Mughal Empire
The British East-India Company
The British Empire
India’s Freedom Struggle Independence
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