The Civilization of India is one of
the longest in the recorded history of the world. The sacred lore and
mythology is still part of its living culture.
Religious, mythological, linguistic and other elements of Indian culture
were absorbed rather than imposed by conquest and colonization, and thus
became especially persuasive. Various local populations adapted and molded
Indian influences to their own ways, gradually evolving cultures that were
distinct yet with common roots.
Most cultures of Southeast Asia are rooted in Indian influences which
filtered through the region from around the second century AD onwards and
are referred to as "Greater India" acknowledging India's contribution.
India's interaction with Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Chinese is also well
known. There is a need to research the history of Indian influence in the
Today, Indians in various fields are continuing the tradition by directing
the development of scores of prestigious projects all over the world.
This site displays foreign stamps, postal stationery, postal markings, and
other philatelic items on Indian subjects.