India  national anthem 
  • 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  (source)


  • 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)

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