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What should everyone know about India?
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tynamite
tynamite's avatar I'm fully westernised so I don't know lots about India as it isn't in the news or on tv very often, so all I know is this, and this is probably what everyone else knows as well.


  • India invented mathematics before the Greeks
  • India is no longer colonised by the British Empire.
  • They have good tourist attractions and monuments.
  • Their economy is growing and the country is getting richer, so although they are a less economically developed country, they would be inbetween an LEDC and a MEDC.
  • Most people there haven't seen a white person before, let alone know about your culture or social conventions.
  • Pharmaceutical patents are void there.
  • India is stratified. India is a rich country, but the wealth isn't distributed fairly. You can have rich people living on one side of the road, and people living in a shack without electricity or a sewage system on the other side of the road.
  • If you leave the tourist destinations and move outside the city, you can bribe the police with £100 after shooting someone with a gun in front of one.
  • There's a caste system there, and the lowest caste is the untouchables, and they are seen as a non-person by the certain portion of society, doomed to do the lowest jobs forever.
  • It's a place where there are significantly less freedoms compared to what we in the West are used to, and we are lucky for that.
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