Study in India, Learn about India
India is the seventh largest country by area and the most populous democracy in the world. Four world religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated here. Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam arrived in the first millennium and helped shape the region’s diverse culture. Indian culture dates back 4,500 years.
Modern India is a world of contrasts and you may find that the slogan “Incredible India” is very apt, http://www.incredibleindia.org. It is notable for its religious diversity, with Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity and Jainism among the nation’s major religions. India is also well known for its culture, literature, art and architecture, performing arts, motion pictures and sporting traditions. India has 29 states and 7 union territories.
India, the land of Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa, is also the land of a number of Nobel laureates:
Rabindranath Tagore for Literature (first non-European to be conferred the award for literature)
C. V. Raman for Physics for his work on light diffusion; discovery of Raman effect
Mother Teresa for Peace
Amartya Sen for Economics for his contribution to welfare economics
Kailash Satyarthi for Peace for his Save the Childhood Movement
Nobel Laureates of Indian Origin
Hargobind Khurana shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1968 for his interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis
Subramanyan Chandrasekhar shared the Nobel Prize in Physics 1983 or his theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars.
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan shared the 2009 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.