.. or is it just a collection of linguistically, culturally and geographically disjoint entities?
It is a common question by people who still have a colonial hangover. This is what Rajiv Malhotra has to say –
(~4min from where the video begins)
I completely agree. India is much more than a country, it is a civilization in continuous existence for atleast 8000 years. Will add more supporting evidence in due course.