||A country known for its rich culture and heritage, India’s extraordinary history is intimately tied
to its geography. A meeting ground between the east and the west, it has always been an invader’s paradise,
while at the same time its natural isolation and magnetic religions allowed it to adapt to and absorb many of the
people who penetrated its mountain passes. No how many Persians, Greeks, Chinese nomads, Arabs, Portuguese, British
and other raiders had their way with the land, local Hindu kingdoms invariably survived the invasions, living out
their sagas of conquest and collapse. All the while, these local dynasties built upon the roots of the culture well
establish since the time of the first invaders, the Aryans. In short, India has always been simply too big, too two
complicated and too culturally subtle to let anyone empire dominate it for long.
India is the country that occupies most of the Indian subcontinent in southern Asia. It is one of the most populous nations
in the world population wise and falls slightly behind China. India is a developing nation, the world's largest democracy and
one of the most successful in Asia. Its economy is currently growing formally called the Republic of India.
During the 4th century B.C.E, Alexander the Great introduced Greek practices into the region when he expanded across Central
Asia. During the 3rd century B.C.E, the Mauryan Empire came into power in India and was most successful under its emperor, Ashoka.
The first British colony was in 1619 with English East India Company at Surat.
India began working toward independence late 1800s, from Britain but it did not come until the 1940s however when Indian citizens
began to unite and British Labor Prime Minister Clement Attlee began to push for India's independence. On August 15, 1947,
India officially became a dominion within the Commonwealth and Jawaharlal Nehru was named India's Prime Minister. India's
first constitution was written shortly thereafter on January 26, 1950 and at that time, it officially became a member of the British Commonwealth.