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Background on India

The name India was derived from the River Indus, and the early settlers lived in the valleys around.  India is a country in South Asia. It’s the seventh largest country by geographical area. India is about one-third the size of the United States, thus it is the second most populous country in the world. India is known for six seasons: summer, autumn, winter, spring, summer monsoon, and winter monsoon. India is the world’s largest tea producer, and tea is the most popular beverage.  The number system was invented by India. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus was originated here.

Indian culture is a mixture of different cultures, traditions. India features a diversity of  languages,  traditions and religious systems such as Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.

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Posted by on February 20, 2011 in Background