based on the five Chinese elements (Wu Xing): ''water (Water (classical element))'' (Mercury), ''metal (Metal (classical element))'' (Venus), ''fire (Fire (classical element))'' (Mars), ''wood (Wood (classical element))'' (Jupiter) and ''earth (Earth (classical element))'' (Saturn). Kālidāsa in the 1st century BC, is arguably considered to be ancient India's greatest dramatist. Three famous romantic plays written by Kālidāsa
Minister Clement Attlee sent a three member Cabinet Mission (1946 Cabinet Mission to India) to India aimed at discussing and finalising plans for the transfer of power from the British Raj to the Indian leadership, providing India with independence under Dominion status in the Commonwealth of Nations. Commons:Category:India Wikipedia:India Dmoz:Regional Asia India
is vital in controlling Southern Asia. Afghanistan played an important part in the Great Game power struggles. Current struggles over Afghanistan can be viewed as an extension of the struggle over control over Southern Asia and its natural resources, as well as its strategic location in the middle of Eurasia. Historically, the conquest of Afghanistan has also played an important role in the invasion of India from the west through the Khyber Pass. '''Trivandrum International
, numismatics, zoology, natural history, sculptures, palm-leaf manuscripts and Amravati paintings. Connemara Public Library is one of the four National Depository libraries (library) which receive a copy of all books, newspapers and periodicals published in India. Established in 1890 the library is a repository of centuries-old publications, wherein lie some of the most respected works and collections in the country. It also serves as a depository library for the UN
and struggled to support the family financially. In time, the family moved to their ancestral village of Ralegan Siddhi, where they owned a small amount of agricultural land. A relative took on the burden of providing Kisan with an education, taking him to Mumbai because the village had no primary school. The relative became unable financially to continue the support and Kisan's schooling ended in the Standard Seventh grade; his siblings never attended school. He started selling flowers at the Dadar railway station in Mumbai and eventually managed to own two flower shops in the city. Commons:Category:India Wikipedia:India Dmoz:Regional Asia India
of Lisieux in France, The thousand year old St. Mary's Church here is one of the famous pilgrim centers of the Christians in Kerala. Also known as Anakkallu Palli, it is the place holding the mortal remains of Saint Alphonsa (1910–1946).Saint Alphonsa is the first person to be conferred sainthood from the Kerala Church, which traces its origins to the visit of St. Thomas (Thomas the Apostle) around 2,000 years ago to preach the gospel in India, and the second Indian to get that status
the leader of the Indian Independence Movement, with over 15 million members and over 70 million participants in its struggle against British rule (British Raj) in India. After independence (Indian Independence Act 1947) in 1947, it became the nation's dominant political party, led by the Nehru-Gandhi family for the most part; major challenges for party leadership have only recently formed. Commons:Category:India Wikipedia:India Dmoz:Regional Asia India
ic scholar who specialized in hadith and biographical evaluation. He was born in Yemen, then under Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) control, then spending time as an editor in India before returning to the then nascent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he was head of the main library in Mecca. He was responsible for editing numerous classical religious works primarily in his field of specialization. For his efforts, he has been lauded as "the ''al-Dhahabi'' of the era"
and Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior 1834-1859'', edited by M.C.M. Simpson (Senior's daughter), New York 1872. Senior was in the spring of 1849 legal advisor and marriage counsellor to Jenny Lind (1820–1887), the Swedish Nightingale, who then performed in London. ''Jenny Lind – The Artist. Memoir of Madame Jenny Lind-Goldschmidt: Her Early Art-Life and Dramatic Career, 1820-1850'' by H.S. Holland, W.S. Rockstro and Otto Goldschmidt
politically active colleges in University of Delhi. It is also known for being one of the most active colleges when it comes to extracurricular activities especially theatre, music and art. Life and career After making his Surrey (Surrey County Cricket Club) debut in 1976, he toured India and Sri Lanka as reserve wicket-keeper to Bob Taylor (Bob Taylor (cricketer)) in 1981-82, and forced his way into international contention again in 1986, when his batting produced over
;Renewables Global Status Report 2006 Update, ''REN21'', published 2006, accessed 2007-05-16 China plans to electrify a further 10,000 villages by 2010 under their China Village Electrification Program using renewable energy, including further investments in small hydro and photovoltaics. They are all medium-sized mostly insectivorous or omnivorous
'''India''' ( China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Burma and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; in addition, India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.
Home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four religions—Hinduism (Hinduism in India), Buddhism (History of Buddhism in India), Jainism (Jainism in India), and Sikhism (Sikhism in India)—originated here, whereas Judaism, Zoroastrianism (Parsi), Christianity (Christianity in India), and Islam (Islam in India) arrived in the 1st millennium CE (Common Era) and also helped shape the region's diverse culture (Culture of India). Gradually annexed by and brought under the administration of the British East India Company (Company rule in India) from the early 18th century and administered directly by the United Kingdom (British Raj) after Indian Rebellion of 1857, India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence (Indian independence movement) that was marked by non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi).
The Indian economy (Economy of India) is the world's tenth-largest by nominal GDP (List of countries by GDP (nominal)) and third-largest by purchasing power parity (List of countries by GDP (PPP)) (PPP). Following market-based economic reforms (Economic liberalisation in India) in 1991, India became one of the fastest-growing major economies (List of countries by real GDP growth rate (latest year)); it is considered a newly industrialised country. However, it continues to face the challenges of poverty (poverty in India), corruption (Corruption in India), malnutrition (Malnutrition in India), inadequate public healthcare (Healthcare in India), and terrorism (Terrorism in India). A nuclear weapons state and a regional power (Power (international relations)#Power as status), it has the third-largest standing army (List of countries by number of troops) in the world and ranks ninth in military expenditure (List of countries by military expenditures) among nations. India is a federal (Federalism) constitutional republic governed under a parliamentary system consisting of 29 states and 7 union territories (States and territories of India). India is a pluralistic (Pluralism (political philosophy)), multilingual (Languages of India), and a multi-ethnic society. It is also home to a diversity of wildlife (Wildlife of India) in a variety of protected habitats (Protected areas of India).