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India
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1. General Situation

India, consisting of 26 states and 6 union territories, became an independent nation-state in 1947, when British rule ended and the subcontinent was partitioned into India and Pakistan. Little is known about its early inhabitants. Advanced civilization has existed in India since 3000 b.c. but has undergone much change and destruction as successive waves of immigrants invaded from the northwe…

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von Brück, Michael and Rajashekar, J. Paul, “India”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 12 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_I148>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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