Although Hinduism and Buddhism were both found in India, they both tore apart yet made India better in many different ways. They both have a very similar philosophy but also differ in many ways. Siddhartha (the founder of Buddhism) was a prince who grew up practicing Hinduism. Siddhartha wanted to end suffering. He found how to reach enlightenment and started to teach it.
Archeologists speculate that, the two cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, may have in their heyday, housed a population as big as forty to fifty thousand people, which was enormous by ancient standards. The city of Harappa appears to be the capital of this great civilization. Therefore this culture is often known as the Harappan Civilization. As mentioned before, the cryptic script of this great civilization has not yet been deciphered. Therefore all that is known about this sophisticated and intriguing culture is known through archeological evidence excavated and analyzed.
It ended Indian culture in what was deemed as "farther India". Despite the source of Islam being geographically far away from Southeast Asia, and the fact that there was no established Islamic organisation for the spread of Islam, Islam replaced all Hinduised things relatively quickly. Despite the fact that Hindu-Buddhism was deeply rooted in Southeast Asia for centuries after the Indianisation of the region, Islam had drastically taken over in only around a relatively shorter period of 3 centuries. Islamisation in Southeast Asia
With the coming of Muslims to India, many new features came to be introduced in buildings. The development of Muslim Style of Architecture of this period can be called the Indo-Islamic Architecture or the Indian Architecture influenced by Islamic Art. The Indo-Islamic style was neither strictly Islamic nor strictly Hindu. Ancient Architecture Indian architecture is as old as the history of the civilization. The earliest remains of recognizable building activity in the India dates back to the Indus Valley cities.
More importantly, heavy influence of the Indian culture has promoted the growth of these religious groups. As a result, Hinduism and
They began colonizing mainly so they could feed their need to trade. With an excellent command of the sea and an outstanding international trading skill, the Britisher’s satisfied all parameters. Also by the 18th century, India was a crisis Moghul ruler Aurangzeb turned to be a bitter for the non-Muslims and the Hindus were tired of Islamic rule. Many Hindu rulers like the Marathas sprang up. The East India Company aptly used this period to increase their divide and rule policy.
Sikhism arguably brought together the two strains. Islam left Indian society alone beyond a point and it’s encroachments did not cross a certain limit. There was a zone of cultural and ethnic intermixing that occurred and the Muslim rulers in time became as Indian as anyone else. The false ideology of the British that India was a barbarian land which they had civilized and unified was responsible for the mischief of the idea that only a centralized unity was appropriate to India. The western ideology of the centralized state, of a dichotomy between economic planning and hyper market capitalism, of a mixture of class hierarchy and social fluidity were all elements that came to dominate the mind of the English educated bourgeoisie who were deracinated and
It is true that originally the Muslims and felt that they had snatched the sub-continent from them. They had therefore, treated the Muslims with undue severity. The annexation of Sindh and Oudh, the utterly humiliating position of the last emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, who lived on a small pension rankled in the minds of all Muslims. The Hindus
Being rather old state at that period of time, India also had developed religious system which was formed under the influence of mentality of people who lived in the area. Hinduism appeared as the combination of beliefs o people. their philosophy and attitude towards the world and their place in it. Trying to understand their inner substance people discovered the world and create some regularities which found their reflection in Hinduism. People who believed in it, tried to explain peculiarities of this religion to the society that is why the majority of works which appeared at that period of time are devoted to explanation of the main aspects of this religion.
By the early 19th century the Sikhs had become a force to reckon with in Punjab. The continuous resistance offered by the Sikhs against foreign invaders like the Afghans and the Persians created the notion that the best interests of the Punjabi people lay in the continuance of the Sikh rule in Punjab. - In 1799, Ranjit Singh, the chief of the Sukerchakia confederacy (misl) emerged as the ultimate political power among other heads of the Sikh confederacy. He ruled for approximately 50 years. Despite the fact that the province of Punjab was a Muslim majority state, the administration of the state was unbiased and only recruited officials on the basis of merit.