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Second war with Pakistan over Kashmir

Diwali, also known as 'The Festival of Lights' is a Hindu festival celebrated every autumn for 5 straight days. The Hindu celebrate this spiritually, for lightness over darkness as they give prayers to the Hindu Goddss Lakshimi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity

Importance of Ganges River to Hindus

India Fun Facts:*With 1.2 billion people, it has the second largest population in the world*They recieve lots of heavy rain because of it's location*Chess began in India*India is the world’s biggest producer of dried beans*It's the largest democracy in the world


Indira Gandhi's Congress Party loses general elections




Indira Gandhi assassinated by Sikh bodyguards

India loses brief border war with China.

India signs a 20 year treaty of friendship signed with Soviet Union

Muslim separatist groups begin campaign of violence in Kashmi


Indian troops return home from Sri Lanka


India marks the birth of its billionth citizen


16 Indian and three Bangladeshi soldiers are killed in border clashes



Indira Gandhi was born at Allahabad on November 19, 1917 and was married to Sri Feroz Gandhi. She had two sons- Rajiv and Sanjay. She is mainly known forbeing the first lady prime minister of india. During her Prime Ministership, India won the Bangladesh war in 1971. She was a great social worker and had introduced several schemes for the country. On October 31, 1984, she was assassinated by Sikh guards. After her death, her son, Rajiv, took over as prime minister.

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Indira Gandhi

Thousands are killed when tidal waves hit Southern India, as well as the Andaman and Nicobar Islands






Map of India

Mahatma Gandhi was a great freedom fighter. He freed India from the British rule in 1947. He was born on 2nd October, 1869. He went to England to study law. He came back and became a lawyer at Bombay. He went to South Africa , where Indians were treated poorly, he fought for them. He went to jail many times in this freedom struggle. He believed in Non-Violence. He was shot dead on 30th January, 1948. It was a great loss to India and to the world as well. Due to his services and sacrifices to the country, he was named, "Father of Nation"


Hinduism-Hindus believe in Deties, similar to Gods. There are 3 main ones known for keeping the universe together. Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma. Another thing they believe in, is karma, the law where each action has an equal reaction either immediately or sometime in the future. They believe that these actions will determin whether or not thy may go to a heavanly place. This process of this reincarnation is called samsara. A few important terms in hinuism is Dharma and Brahman. Dharma means 'duty' as well as 'virtue', and it refers to the power that maintains the universe and society. While Brahman, refers to a transcendent power beyond th universe.

The 3 Hindu deities


It is believed by the Hindus, that those who wash their bodies in Ganges river, will become pure and have all their sins removed.*And everyone wants to be pure and free from sin*

The karma symbol for Hinduism


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