The subcontinent of India lies in south Asia, between Pakistan, China and Nepal. To the north it is bordered by the worlds highest mountain chain, where foothill valleys cover the northernmost ofthe countrys 26 states. Further south, plateaus, tropical rain forests and sandy deserts are bordered by palm fringed beaches .
5,000 year old civilization 325 languages spoken – 1,652 dialects 18 official languages 29 states, 5 union territories 3.28 million sq. kilometers - Area 7,516 kilometers - Coastline 1,000,000,000 people in 2000
Parliamentary form of Government Secular democratic constitution Worlds largest democracy since 55 years 4 th largest economy Fastest growing IT super power Indian Railways ,the biggest employer in the world.
India is,the cradle of the human race,the birthplace of humanspeech, the mother of history,the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition.Our most valuable andmost instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only. -Mark Twain We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count,without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. -Albert Einstein