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India is a large country in southern
Asia. It is the second largest country in the world in population. The river
valleys of northeastern India are among the most densely populated places in the
world. India ranks seventh in the world in area.
India has great varieties and differences in both its land and its people. The
land includes a desert, jungles, and one of the world's rainiest areas. India
also has broad plains, mighty rivers, the tallest mountain system in the world,
and tropical lowlands. The people of India belong to many different ethnic
groups and religions. They speak 14 major languages and more than 1,000 minor
languages and dialects. Some Indians have great wealth. But many others cannot
pay for the bare necessities of life.
Many ways of life in India have stayed the same for hundreds of years. These
ancient customs may be seen side by side with the latest developments in science
and technology. Cows, which India's millions of Hindus consider sacred, roam
freely in many areas.
For hundreds of years, India meant mystery, wealth, and excitement to people of
the Western world. Early European explorers, traders, and adventurers travelled
to India for jewels, rugs, silks, spices, and other valuable articles.
Christopher Columbus was looking for an easier route to India when he arrived in
India no longer ranks among the wealthy nations of the world. India has great
natural resources, including farmland, ores, and petroleum, but most of the
resources have not been sufficiently developed. As a result, the country has a
low standard of living. Living conditions are overcrowded throughout India. The
over crowding continues to get worse every year because India's population keeps
growing. Government sponsored family planning programmes have been partially
successful in limiting population growth. Refugees from neighbouring countries
have added to the population.
India was a British colony from the late 1700's until it gained independence in
1947. Since then, the Indian government has been trying to develop the country's
resources and improve the standard of living. For example, the development of
new varieties of seeds and the improved use of fertilizers and irrigation have
helped the country's agricultural production to grow more rapidly than the
consumption needs of its population. As a result, there has been no major famine
in India since independence and life expectancy has risen by about 25 years.
The government has worked to stimulate industrial growth, and India has become
one of the world's largest industrial nations. India has a greater percentage of
its young people attending college than most other developing countries do. It
has more scientists and skilled workers than most other countries. India has
built nuclear reactors and launched weather and communications satellites. It
has scientific bases in Antarctica.
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