India, with an area of 3.3 million sq. km, is a subcontinent. The peninsula is separated from mainland Asia by the Himalayas . The country lies between 8° 4' and 37° 6' north of the Equator and is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Arabian S...
1.21 billion (2011 Census)
India has 22 major languages and 844 different dialects. The Sanskrit of the Aryan settlers has merged with the earlier Dravidian vernaculars to give rise to new languages.
Hindi spoken by...
GDP at current prices
US $ 1.73 trillion
US $ 1.94 trillion (estimate)
GDP at PPP (IMF)
US $ 4.48 trillion
US $ 4.57 trillion
Per Capita Income ...
India has very strong but ancient traditions in painting. The evidence lies in the frescoes of Ajanta and Ellora, the Buddhist palm leaf manuscripts and the Jain texts. Religion had a great influence on the early Indian paintings. There...
THE DAWN OF FREEDOM : Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and his Satyagraha, a unique non-violent campaign, India threw off the yoke of British rule on August 15, 1947. Free India 's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, described the moment as a...
The tradition of Science and Technology (S & T) in I ndia is over 5000 years old. A renaissance was witnessed in the first half of the 20th century. The S&T infrastructure has grown up from about Rs. 10 million at the time of independence in 1947...