India
Photos [downloadable for reports]
Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
Links
The Land
History and Government
  • Explore the Taj Mahal (Arm Chair Travel Co.) - Take a virtual tour and view panoramic photos of the amazing Taj Mahal (Requires QuickTime)
  • Harappa - Find detailed information about the ancient Indus Valley civilization
  • Indian Architecture (Indian Heritage) - Learn about stambhas, stupas, the Taj Mahal and more
  • Indian Parliment - Official Indian government site containing current legislation, the Indian constitution and more
  • Pillars of Indian Heritage - Information on the many monuments in India, includes photographs
  • The Prime Minister's Office - Official site of India's prime minister: take a virtual tour of his office, find his speeches and more
The People
  • The Caste System (BeyondBooks.com) - Understand the various classes according to the Hindu religion and how they affect society
  • Mohatma Gandhi (Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal Gandhi Book Centre) - Detailed, extensive site that includes a biography, facts, teachings, a timeline, and more
  • Mother Teresa: Angel of Mercy (CNN.com) - A tribute to the "Saint of the Gutters," includes highlights of her life, her work, and quotes from Mother Teresa herself
Cultural Life
  • Art India - Photographs and detailed information on traditional painting, crafts, music, architecture, and more
  • Cooking-Recipes (IndiaExpress.com) - Includes recipes and cooking tips
  • Hindi the Language of Songs (Colorado State University) - Learn about the 15 different languages in India and where they are spoken
  • Hindu Gods (Indian Heritage) - Find out the names and stories of the various gods of the Hindu religion
  • Hinduism: The Basics (Hinduism Online) - Learn the nine most prominent beliefs of Hinduism, find answers to commonly asked questions, and read a Hindu/Christian point-counter-point
  • Hindustan Times - "The name India trusts for news"
  • India Today - A bi-weekly English-language news magazine
The Economy
For More Information
  • Country Profile: India (BBC News) - Find up-to-date headlines, colorful maps, timeline, overview, and watch video news clips
  • Embassy of India - Detailed government information, including India's stance on global terrorism and the region of Kashmir
  • India (CountryReports.org) - Find general country information, including geography, government, economy, etc.
  • India (Geographia) - General country information including climate, location, history, etc.
  • Listen to India's National Anthem
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