Background: The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab incursions starting in the 8th century and Turkish in the 12th were followed by those of European traders, beginning in the late 15th century. By the 19th century, Britain had assumed political control of virtually all Indian lands. Indian armed forces in the British army played a vital role in both World Wars. Nonviolent resistance to British colonialism led by Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU brought independence in 1947. The subcontinent was divided into the secular state of India and the smaller Muslim state of Pakistan. A third war between the two countries in 1971 resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. Despite impressive gains in economic investment and output, India faces pressing problems such as the ongoing dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir, massive overpopulation, environmental degradation, extensive poverty, and ethnic and religious strife.
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- November 30th 2013 Coming home to Gokarna
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- March 10th 2013 An Odyssey to 'Paradise'
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- February 9th 2013 Gokarna: Holy cow!
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- April 15th 2012 Gokarna
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- March 10th 2012 Gokarna, ou Go-Kharma ?
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- February 20th 2012 Living it up in the slum
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- December 25th 2011 Misadventuresome!
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- December 4th 2011 On being a parasite magnet, but also a magnet for wonderful people
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- May 11th 2011 Gokarna
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- April 19th 2011 Gokarna – oh I do like to be beside the seaside – with Nezzi and Khaliq. By Zoe
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- February 11th 2011 Om Beach, Gokarna - paradise in so many ways...
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- February 3rd 2011 Firts Words
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- January 31st 2011 4-Om namah Shivaya
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- January 27th 2011 simen skriver fra om beach i gokarna
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- January 7th 2011 Ill
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- January 6th 2011 A Very Sad Dog
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- April 14th 2010 Om Beach
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- April 7th 2010 a backpacker playground
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- April 6th 2010 Gokarna, India
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- April 3rd 2010 Gokarna Om Beach
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