Why are so many Indians vegetarians?
Time line of India
Mahatma Gandhi's Short Biography
In 1916 Gandhi returned home, and started a series of non-violent protests. He was protesting British rule over India. He also worked hard to ensure fairness, and acceptance of all people. Although he was very popular with the majority of the public, he was not well liked with the government, and some people who did not want equality. He was arrested, released, and lived through 5 of 6 known attempts to kill him, within 14 years. First, when he was going to deliver a speech, he was traveling in a 2-car motorcade, the cars were separated and a bomb was thrown at the first one. No one knows who did this, but Nathuram Godse was suspected. We know for sure that he did/led 5 of the six, including the eventual assassination. Gandhi died at an age of 79, but he did a lot for India to help work towards eventual freedom and justice.
This is the Hindu goddess, Shakti.
The Vedas is the sacred writings of the Hindu religion.
Gods and Goddesses
These are several of the gods/goddesses of the Hindu religion.
India Fun Facts
- Chess was invented in India
- India has never invaded another country
- Yoga was invented in India, about 5,000 years ago
- India is the 7th largest country in the world
- One of the 7 Wonders of the World is in India, the Taj Mahal