chapter  10
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India’s Global Reach

We have had occasion to observe frequently in previous chapters how the Indian subcontinent and its religion have been influenced by migrations and cultural infusions from various parts of the world. In this final chapter we reverse directions and explore briefly the ways in which India, its culture, people, and ideas have influenced the religious and cultural life of the rest of the globe. That influence is nearly as old as Indian civilization itself and today extends into every continent.