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date: 20 September 2019

India 

Source:
A Dictionary of Human Geography
Author(s):

Alisdair Rogers,

Noel Castree,

Rob Kitchin

The world’s second most populous country and seventh-largest by land area. Located in mainland South *Asia, historically it was home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Four of the world's major religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism—also originated there. From the early 18th century, large parts of India came under the control of one of the world’s largest trading companies of the era, the British East India Company. Later, it was administered directly by Britain. This period saw the transfer ... ...

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