Field hockey and badminton are two popular sports that link the region to the British.
The field hockey team has led the world in Olympic gold medal in various times, but none spanned its entire extent.
It earned its first victory in 1928.
The first set of unity was cultural.
The Brit of official badminton rules was created in the Indian city of ish, however, it was brought to the region by the middle of the 19th century as a single political area.
The separation of Pakistan from the native Indian game of ball badminton was witnessed during independence in 1947.
When East Pakistan was divided in 1971, it became independent of India.
Several South Asian countries have seen an increase in the number of serious internal ten dominated by Chinese, South Korean, and Southeast Asian sions.
Bollywood, one of the world's largest film production centers, extensively advertises its movies with tension between Pakistan and India.
When Europeans arrived in South Asia in the 1500s, the northern part of the country was ruled by a Muslim state called the Mughal Empire.
European merchants established a number of coastal trading posts to obtain spices, textiles, and other products.
The Mughals and other South Asian rulers focused on control of land, not the naval power of Europe.
The Portuguese carved out an enclave on the west coast of India, while the Dutch took control of Sri Lanka in the 1600s.
Sports equipment manufacturing is a global business.
The balls used in Major League Baseball are made in Costa Rica.
Soccer balls are associated with the city of Sialkot in northern Pakistan.
40 million soccer balls a year are produced by Sialkot, accounting for 40% of the world's tots firms that specialize in hand-stitched balls.
Around 8 percent of Sialkot's soccer balls are exported.
There are a number of challenges facing Sialkot's soccer-ball industry.
Pakistan wants to find new techniques that would allow them to maintain a competitive edge.
A team of researchers from Yale and Columbia Universities and Pakistan's Lahore School of Economics developed new procedures that would significantly reduce waste in the raw materials used to make high-quality soccer balls.
The factory workers resisted the new techniques because they didn't increase their pay.
Sialkot, a city in Pakistan, is trying to eliminate the need for its export-oriented sporting-goods industry by using soccer balls that are mechanized.
Workers are working for hand stitching.
The Mughal Empire was more powerful in the 1600s.
Several Indian states put up strong resistance and Hindu power declined until it was limited to the peninsu.
Valuable local allies as well as a Empire weakened quickly.
Some states were allowed to remain in power despite being enemies of the British, while others were ruled by Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs.
Military turmoil in South Asia was caused by the emergence in former Mughal territories of political and indigenous states.
The British Conquest opened the way for European imperialism.
The continued loss of the French, coupled with the growing arrogance of the Guese, made it difficult for them to get trading posts in the British Colony.
The major rebellion in 1857 was caused by Indian cotton British officials.
In the Seven Years' War of England, Britain was ruled by the British government and the monarch was the head of state.
The Dutch were overtaken by the British in the area, but the British staked out a South Asian empire that ruled Sri Lanka as well.
The company made strategic alliances with retained princely states under British advisors, and then grabbed in Rajasthan, the uplands of central India, southern Ker, those enemy territories for itself.
There are ethnic tensions in Kashmir.
A similar policy was conducted in Mumbai, Madras, and Calcutta.
The British-Indian army lost their battle against the Afghans in Delhi in 1911 because they began building a new capital in New.
Afghanistan has drainage systems.
The empire's frontiers remained uncertain after the British allowed the lized after 1857.
British officials worried about threats to their colony, par Pakistan, so they formed a secondary buffer with the Russians.
Making alliances with Independence and Partition British India led to the unraveling of local rulers.
In the early 20th century, Nepal and Bhutan retained their independence as South Asians became more independent.
Some people in the northeast wanted independence.
By the 1920s the region was part of the South Asian cultural sphere and was more directly involved in political protests than the British states.
The British left their extensive colonial territory.
After World War II, the British withdrew from South Asia.
Muslims fleeing India will replace 7 million Hindus and Sikhs who fled Pakistan.
The Bengalis, occupying the poorer eastern section, had a major dilemma in trying to organize an independence because they were treated as second-class citizens.