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India | 61st Republic Day

Updated on April 30, 2011
Mahatma Gandhi, The Father of Indian nation with Jaharlal Neheru, The First PM of India
Mahatma Gandhi, The Father of Indian nation with Jaharlal Neheru, The First PM of India
Rabindranath Tagore, Writer of The Indian National Anthem
Rabindranath Tagore, Writer of The Indian National Anthem


I love my India, my motherland, not only because of the fact that I am an Indian. But because of its reach heritage, culture and its natural beauty.

On the eve of this 61stRepublic Day of my country I like to introduce her to my international friends.

Brief History

First civilization of India starts at MohenjoDaro, Harappa, and Lothal (Between 3300 – 1700 BCE)

In the fifth century, Ashoha united a large part of India. He also converted to Buddhism, and it is in his reign that Buddhism spread to other parts of Asia. It is in the reign of the Mauryas that Hinduism took the shape that fundamentally informs the religion down to the present day.

Muslims first came to India in the eighth century and used to play a major roll in Indian Politics. Lodis, Tughlaqs, and numerous others, whose remains are visible in Delhi and scattered elsewhere around North India, were finally succeeded by the Mughal Empire, under which India once again achieved a large measure of political unity.

The European presence in India dates to the seventeenth century, and it is in the latter part of this century that the Mughal Empire began to disintegrate, paving the way for regional states. In the contest for supremacy, the English emerged 'victors', their rule marked by the conquests at the battlefields of Plassey and Buxar.

Major Events of Republic of India

Independence: 15th August 1947

Implementation of constitution: 26th January 1950

War with Pakistan: 1947, 1965,1971 & 1999 (Kargil War)

War with China: 1962

Economic Liberalization starts: 1991

Religion wise Population:

Hindu: 80.5

Muslim: 13.4

Christian: 2.3

Sikhs: 1.9

Buddhist: 0.8

Jain: 0.4

Others: 0.7

Tourist’s Attraction: Kaskmir, Delhi, Agra (TajMahal), Kerala, Goa, Orissa, Rajasthan, Kolkata, Assam, Shimla, Manali, Amritsar (Golden Temple), Andaman and lot more.

(All the statistical information are as per 2001 census)


Population of India
Population of India


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    • cupid51 profile image

      cupid51 7 years ago from INDIA

      Thank you Preethi for visiting my hub. We must love our motherland. Jai Hind.

    • Preethi Anusha profile image

      Preethi Anusha 7 years ago from Hyderabad , India

      I love My India too :)

      Jai Hind !