Who first found India?

Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama becomes the first European to reach India via the Atlantic Ocean when he arrives at Calicut on the Malabar Coast. Da Gama sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, in July 1497, rounded the Cape of Good Hope, and anchored at Malindi on the east coast of Africa.

Who Ruled India?

India was afterwards ruled directly by the British Crown, in the British Raj. After World War I, a nationwide struggle for independence was launched by the Indian National Congress, led by Mahatma Gandhi, and noted for nonviolence.

Who helped Vasco da Gama find India?

MANDVI: When Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama discovered Europe-to-India sea route in 1497, he had a Gujarati by his side to show him the way.

What’s the oldest country?

Who came to India first Dutch or British?

United East India Company was started in 1602. 1st Dutch settlement in India was at Masulipatnam (1605), 2nd at Surat (1616), 3rd at Nagapatnam.

European Powers That Came To India.

Sr. No. 1.
Fort Fort St. George (British)
Year 1664
Place Chennai

Who Ruled India most?

List of largest empires in India

Empire Approximate maximum extent (Area in km²) Approximate date of maximum extent
British Raj 4,574,000 1911
Mughal Empire 4,000,000 1690
Maurya Empire 3,400,000–5,000,000 261 BC or 250 BC
Republic of India (for comparison) 3,287,263
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