Except for Jammu and KashmirPunjabMeghalayaNagalandMizoram and LakshadweepHindus form the predominant population in all 29 states and 7 union territories. Even so, to those who till its soils, there is an important distinction between bhangar —the slightly elevated, terraced land of older alluvium—and khadarthe more fertile fresh alluvium on the low-lying floodplain.
At independence, India was blessed with several leaders of world stature, most notably Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehruwho were able to galvanize the masses at home and bring prestige to India abroad. Morning prayers along the Ganges River, Varanasi, India.
Their ancient name is Himachal Sanskrit: Collectively, the latter group is also designated as the Shillong Meghalaya Plateau. An exception to the largely monotonous relief is encountered in the southwestern portion of the plain, where there are gullied badlands centring on the Chambal River.
It was introduced into India by the Mughals and widely used since then. In another tremor the Bhuj earthquakefarther from the mountains, in India as the land of culture state, was less powerful but caused extensive damage, taking the lives of more than 20, people and leaving more thanhomeless.
Only after the arrival of the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama in and the subsequent establishment of European maritime supremacy in the region did India become exposed to major external influences arriving by sea, a process that culminated in the decline of the ruling Muslim elite and absorption of the subcontinent within the British Empire.
From that period on, India functioned as a virtually self-contained political and cultural arena, which gave rise to a distinctive tradition that was associated primarily with Hinduismthe roots of which can largely be traced to the Indus civilization. That deltaic area is characterized by annual flooding attributed to intense monsoon rainfall, an exceedingly gentle gradient, and an enormous discharge that the alluvium-choked rivers cannot contain within their channels.
To the south of the range is the Indo-Gangetic Plain.
Between the Great and Lesser Himalayas are several fertile longitudinal vales; in India the largest is the Vale of Kashmiran ancient lake basin with an area of about 1, square miles 4, square km.
See Article History Alternative Titles: Areas directly governed by the British are shaded pink; the princely states under British suzerainty are in yellow.
Mahatma Gandhi right led the independence movement. The eastern portion is made up of the combined delta of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, which, though mainly in Bangladesh, also occupies a part of the adjacent Indian state of West Bengal.
Many British institutions stayed in place such as the parliamentary system of government ; English continued to be a widely used lingua franca; and India remained within the Commonwealth.
Gerald Cubitt Because of the continued subduction of the Indian peninsula against the Eurasian Plate, the Himalayas and the associated eastern ranges remain tectonically active.
In general, the ratio of bhangar areas to those of khadar increases upstream along all major rivers.
Throughout its history, India was intermittently disturbed by incursions from beyond its northern mountain wall.
The collision reduced the speed of the oncoming plate, but the underthrusting, or subduction, of the plate has continued into contemporary times.
The Indian early medieval age, CE to CE, is defined by regional kingdoms and cultural diversity.India's culture is among the world's oldest; civilization in India began about 4, years ago. Many sources describe it as "Sa Prathama Sanskrati Vishvavara" — the first and the supreme culture. It provides great introduction to India’s culture, land, and people.
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It is known from archaeological evidence that a highly sophisticated urbanized culture—the Indus civilization —dominated the northwestern part of the subcontinent from about to bce.Download