India

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India (IAST: ), also known as the Republic of India (IAST: ), is a country in South Asia.wikipedia
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Myanmar

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Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east.
Myanmar is bordered by India and Bangladesh to its west, Thailand and Laos to its east and China to its north and northeast.

Maldives

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In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.
It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India.

Culture of India

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In the medieval era, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam arrived, and Sikhism emerged, all adding to the region's diverse culture.
The culture of India refers collectively to the thousands of distinct and unique cultures of all religions and communities present in India.

Thailand

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In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.
Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest.

Corruption in India

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However, it continues to face the challenges of poverty, corruption, malnutrition, and inadequate public healthcare.
Corruption is an issue that adversely affects India's economy of central, state and local government agencies.

Indonesia

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In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.
Other neighbouring countries include Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, Australia, Palau, and India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Economy of India

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In 2017, the Indian economy was the world's sixth largest by nominal GDP and third largest by purchasing power parity.
After the 1991 economic liberalisation, India achieved 6-7% average GDP growth annually.

Constitution of India

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The geographical term Bharat, which is recognised by the Constitution of India as an official name for the country, is used by many Indian languages in its variations.
The Constitution of India (IAST: ) is the supreme law of India.

Madhya Pradesh

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Nearly contemporaneous Mesolithic rock art sites have been found in many parts of the Indian subcontinent, including at the Bhimbetka rock shelters in Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh (MP;, ; meaning "Central Province") is a state in central India.

Vijayanagara Empire

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Much of the north fell to the Delhi Sultanate; the south was united under the Vijayanagara Empire.
The empire is named after its capital city of Vijayanagara, whose ruins surround present day Hampi, now a World Heritage Site in Karnataka, India.

Pakistan

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Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east.
Pakistan has a {{convert|1,046|km|mi|adj=mid|abbr=off}} coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China in the far northeast.

British Raj

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In the mid-18th century, the subcontinent came under British East India Company rule, and in the mid-19th under British crown rule.
It lasted until 1947, when it was partitioned into two sovereign dominion states: the Dominion of India (later the Republic of India) and the Dominion of Pakistan (later the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the eastern part of which, still later, became the People's Republic of Bangladesh).

Bhimbetka rock shelters

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Nearly contemporaneous Mesolithic rock art sites have been found in many parts of the Indian subcontinent, including at the Bhimbetka rock shelters in Madhya Pradesh.
The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site in central India that spans the prehistoric paleolithic and mesolithic periods, as well as the historic period.

Deccan Plateau

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On the Deccan Plateau, archaeological evidence from this period suggests the existence of a chiefdom stage of political organisation.
The Deccan Plateau is a large plateau in western and southern India.

Names of India in its official languages

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The geographical term Bharat, which is recognised by the Constitution of India as an official name for the country, is used by many Indian languages in its variations.
The following table lists the names of India in its official languages. The sole official language of India is Hindi in Devanagari script as per Article 343 of the Indian constitution and there is no national language for the country.

South Asia

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India (IAST: ), also known as the Republic of India (IAST: ), is a country in South Asia.
Topographically, it is dominated by the Indian Plate, which rises above sea level as Nepal and northern parts of India situated south of the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush.

Indus Valley Civilisation

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The Indian subcontinent was home to the urban Indus Valley Civilisation of the 3rd millennium BCE.
The civilisation was primarily located in modern-day India (Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir states) and Pakistan (Sindh, Punjab, and Balochistan provinces), while some sites in Afghanistan are believed to be trading colonies.

Indo-Gangetic Plain

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The Vedas, the oldest scriptures associated with Hinduism, were composed during this period, and historians have analysed these to posit a Vedic culture in the Punjab region and the upper Gangetic Plain.
The Indo-Gangetic Plain, also known as the Indus-Ganga Plain and the North Indian River Plain, is a 630 e6acre fertile plain encompassing Northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, including most of northern and eastern India, the eastern parts of Pakistan, virtually all of Bangladesh and southern plains of Nepal.

Tamil language

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The Sangam literature of the Tamil language reveals that, between 200 BCE and 200 CE, the southern peninsula was being ruled by the Cheras, the Cholas, and the Pandyas, dynasties that traded extensively with the Roman Empire and with West and South-East Asia.
Tamil is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and by the Tamil diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors, Douglas, and Chindians.

Architecture of India

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The renewal was reflected in a flowering of sculpture and architecture, which found patrons among an urban elite.
The architecture of India is rooted in its history, culture and religion.

Southeast Asia

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The Sangam literature of the Tamil language reveals that, between 200 BCE and 200 CE, the southern peninsula was being ruled by the Cheras, the Cholas, and the Pandyas, dynasties that traded extensively with the Roman Empire and with West and South-East Asia.
Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of Japan and China, east of India, west of Papua New Guinea, and north of Australia.

Wildlife of India

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A pluralistic, multilingual and multi-ethnic society, it is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.
Apart from a handful of domesticated animals, such as cows, water buffaloes, goats, chickens, and both Bactrian and Dromedary camels, India has a wide variety of animals native to the country.

Chalukya dynasty

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When Harsha of Kannauj, who ruled much of the Indo-Gangetic Plain from 606 to 647 CE, attempted to expand southwards, he was defeated by the Chalukya ruler of the Deccan.
The Chalukya dynasty was an Indian royal dynasty that ruled large parts of southern and central India between the 6th and the 12th centuries.

Hinduism

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The Vedas, the oldest scriptures associated with Hinduism, were composed during this period, and historians have analysed these to posit a Vedic culture in the Punjab region and the upper Gangetic Plain. In the following millennium, the oldest scriptures associated with Hinduism began to be composed.
Hinduism is the most widely professed faith in India, Nepal and Mauritius.

Malnutrition in India

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However, it continues to face the challenges of poverty, corruption, malnutrition, and inadequate public healthcare.
Despite India's 50% increase in GDP since 1991, more than one third of the world's malnourished children live in India.