Outline of India

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An enlargeable map of the cities of India

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to India:

India – seventh-largest country by area, located on the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. India was home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation, and is the birthplace of four world religions—Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism. India endured colonization, eventually being administered by the United Kingdom from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was mainly non-violent resistance, led by influential figures like Mahatma Gandhi, and underwent a violent partition. India is the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and is also the most populous democracy in the world.


General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of India

Geography of India[edit]

Main article: Geography of India
Indian Ocean bathymetry srtm
    • Land boundaries: 14,103 km
 Bangladesh 4,053 km
 China 3,380 km including the territorial disputes along its border; McMahon Line
 Pakistan including the LoC 2,912 km
   Nepal 1,690 km
 Myanmar 1,463 km
 Bhutan 605 km
  • Coastline: 7,000 km
Indian Ocean
Arabian Sea
Bay of Bengal

Environment of India[edit]

An enlargeable satellite composite image of India
Main article: Environment of India

Geographic features of India[edit]

South India satellite View
Main article: Landforms of India

Physical divisions of India[edit]

Administrative divisions of India[edit]

States and territories of India[edit]
States and territories of India
Divisions of India[edit]
Municipalities of India[edit]
Mumbai Skyline Marine Drive Night

Geography of states and territories[edit]

History of India[edit]

The 'Ten Indus Scripts' discovered near the northern gateway of the Dholavira citadel

History of India by period[edit]

Maratha Empire Shivaji Maharaj
Gandhi Salt March

History of India by region[edit]

History of India by subject[edit]

Demography of India[edit]

Main article: Demographics of India

Demographics of states and territories[edit]

Government and politics of India[edit]


Socio-economic issues in India[edit]

Branches of the government of India[edit]

Main article: Government of India

Executive branch of the government of India[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of India[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of India[edit]

Supreme Court of India
Main article: Judiciary of India

Foreign relations of India[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Republic of India is a member of:[1]

Law and order in India[edit]

Main article: Law of India

National law enforcement agencies[edit]

Regional law enforcement agencies[edit]

A lady Indian Police Officer

Local law enforcement agencies[edit]

Military of India[edit]

Main article: Military of India
An Indian army tank being driven out from sea to land
Indian naval contingent marching on Rajpath
Indian Army Soldiers Diving

Government of states[edit]

Politics by states and territories[edit]

Culture of India[edit]

Main article: Culture of India
Namaste India

Cuisine of India[edit]

Main article: Indian cuisine

Cuisine by regions[edit]

The arts in India[edit]

Architecture of India[edit]

Main article: Architecture of India
A Dravidian architecture Pillar in Airavatesvara Temple, Darasuram @ Thanjavur district.
Sun and the Minaret at Jahangir’s Tomb

Cinema of India[edit]

Main article: Cinema of India
Indian Cinema 100Years GarudaMall CelebrityStone
Film Awards[edit]
Cinema by region[edit]

Music of India[edit]

Tansen Samaroha
Sarod and sitar
Music by states and territories[edit]

Literature of India[edit]

Main article: Literature of India
Literature by language[edit]

Languages in India[edit]

Main article: Languages of India

Sports in India[edit]

Main article: Sport in India
Indian Football Team
A Kabaddi match at 2006 Asian Games

Major Sports Leagues[edit]

Culture by region[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of India[edit]

Main article: Economy of India

Economy and infrastructure of states[edit]

Education in India[edit]

Main article: Education in India
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad complex panorama

Education in states[edit]

Tourism in India[edit]

Main article: Tourism in India

Tourism in states[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: India


  1. ^ "India". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 13 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of India

  • India travel guide from Wikivoyage
General reference