India cultural definition
Republic in southern Asia. Its capital is New Delhi, and its largest city
India is the second most populous country in the world,
British control of India began in 1757 and did not end
until the dissolution of the British regime, or Raj, in 1947, when India was
divided into India andPakistan.
Mahatma Gandhi led the movement for Indian
independence throughpassive resistance to British rule. He
was killed by a fanatic in 1948.
The country is marked by conflict between the Hindu and
Muslimpopulations and violence between
Despite world disapproval, in 1998 India successfully
conducted nuclear bomb tests. Pakistan did the same two
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