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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- February 15th 2014 Working Elephants and Terrorist Porcupine in the Pink City
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- November 13th 2013 Wanderings in India - 4 - Jaipur - "The Pink City"
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- November 12th 2013 Wanderings in India - 3 - The road from Agra to Jaipur
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- September 15th 2013 Creepy Feckers II: Michael Jackson on a Camel, and Myself
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- August 29th 2013 More Jaipur action.....
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- August 27th 2013 Heading North to Jaipur....
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- August 21st 2013 Visiting Jaipur ? 10 Must visit Tourist spots you must visit in Jaipur.
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- July 21st 2013 The Pink City
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- July 19th 2013 Agra to Jaipur
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- June 20th 2013 The Royal Treatment - A Ride on an Elephant
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- June 17th 2013 Day 8: Agra fort then to Jaipur
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