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The Indians are a playable civilization in Civilization II.


The Indians are a purple civilization. A game with the Indians will not include the Sioux or Mongols.


Mohandas Gandhi and Indira Gandhi (Civ2).png
Main article: Leaders (Civ2)

The default male leader of the Indians is Mohandas Gandhi (1869–1948), a lawyer who led nonviolent protests in English South Africa and India that ultimately led to the creation of modern India and Pakistan. Even after independence, he fasted and protested in favor of religious toleration and unity, prompting his assassination by a bitter Hindu nationalist.

The default female leader is Indira Gandhi (1917–1984), daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru and wife of Feroze Ghandy, who changed the spelling of his name after Mohandas Gandhi when entering politics. She came to power thanks to Congress leaders who felt she could be used as a cat's paw; instead, she bent the government to her will, secured Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan, and combatted revolutionary and regional independence movements within her own country during a state of emergency declared to prevent her removal from office due to proven election fraud. Her assault on the holiest site in Sikhism, due to its use as a terrorist hideout, prompted her assassination by her own bodyguards within the year.

Indian leaders use governments' default titles, except under monarchy. An Indian king or queen is known as a "maharaja".


The Indians are rational and perfectionist.

City List[]

The default Indian city list runs:

  • Delhi (default capital)
  • Bombay
  • Madras
  • Bangalore
  • Calcutta
  • Lahore
  • Karachi
  • Kolhapur
  • Jaipur
  • Hyderabad
  • Bengal
  • Chittagong
  • Punjab
  • Dacca
  • Indus
  • Ganges
  • Kanpur
  • Patna
  • Dhaka
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Madurai
  • Trivandrum
  • Calicut
  • Mysore
  • Hubli
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Thanjavur
  • Dhule
  • Nagpur
  • Surat
  • Bhopal
  • Bilaspur
  • Mehsana
  • Bhaunagar
  • Rajkot
  • Kota
  • Chandigarh
  • Moradabad
  • Lucknow
  • Varanasi
  • Shillong
  • Colombo
  • Jaffna
  • Islamabad
  • Rawalpindi
  • Jullundur
  • Agra
  • Mathura
  • Gorakhpur
  • Panjim
  • Coimbatore
  • Kanchipuram
  • Jhansi

Note that the actual capital of modern India is New Delhi, rather than Delhi. Indus and Ganges are the Greek and English names of rivers, not cities.

Civilization II Civilizations