Britain colonized India from 1757 to 1947. The colonization was orchestrated by the East India Company, a British corporation that traded cotton, silk, spices and tea. More »

The region of Africa known as the Republic of Tanzania since 1964 was a former British colony during the years prior to independence, but it was first colonized by Portugal in the early 16th century. Portugal lost contro... More »

The colonization of Indonesia started with the Dutch in the early 17th century. The Japanese came to occupy Indonesia from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence on Aug. 17, 1945. More »

Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama is credited with discovering the country India. The explorer sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, in 1497, arriving in Calicut, India, in May 1498. More »

The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was the first European to discover India. He accomplished this by establishing the sea route from Europe to India, which was previously unknown. More »

India is famous for being one of the most ancient civilization centers of the world. Second, India is renowned worldwide for its many gods and their rich history and influence on life, even in modern times. Third, the sc... More »

The caste system in India began about 100 B.C. when a holy text explicitly forbade intermarriages across the four classes of people living in India at the time. Occupational restrictions and forbidden intermarriages, whi... More »