- Dating back at least 5000 years, civilization in India has been a rich and complicated mix of peoples and religions.
Brahminism, Buddhism, Jain, Hinduism all developed here in a series of kingdoms and empires.
- Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ......47
- Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 37
- Pakistan was granted status within the Commonwealth in 1947 and independence in 1956.
- Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)....... 95
- Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ...59 (source)