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 Central African nation now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, was previously administered as a colonial possession by Belgium until 1960. It was officially established as an official colony after ... More »

Portugal colonized Brazil in 1500. The Brazilian Indians were not as advanced as the civilizations of Peru and Mexico, such as the Aztecs and Mayans. 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 »