India's history goes back to 3,200 BC when Hinduism was first founded.
Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism. Judaism. Zoroashtrianism, Christianity and Islam all exist within the country today. As a consequence
of India's size, the history of the country has seldom been the same for two adjoining territories, and its great natural
wealth has lured a succession of traders and foreign influences to it, each having left their imprint in the country, however
faint or localized. Thus, Chinese fishing nets in Kerala are a throwback to that country's ancient maritime trade, while in
the north, terra-cotta figurines of the centuries BC bear distinctly Greek traces.
Modern India is home alike to the tribal with his anachronistic lifestyle
and to the sophisticated urban jetsetter. It is a land where temple elephants exist amicably with the microchip. Its ancient
monuments are the backdrop for the world's largest democracy where atomic energy is generated and industrial development has
brought the country within the world's top ten nations. Today, fishermen along the country's coastline fashion simple fishing
boats in a centuries old tradition while, a few miles away. motor vehicles glide off conveyor belts in state-of-the-art factories