Through history it looks like Hinduism has influenced many different cultural immigrations. But it has had changes from within. Reforms during ages both out of the feeling that certain aspects of Hinduism were either too much focussed on ridged rules or were not respectful enough for life. Buddhism is one such reform. “Liberation” through observing life from your own experiences and abstain from desire.Jainism, retreat from the material world, with and important aspect of non-violence towards all life forms and yet part of the Jain community belong to the most prosperous communities in India. Sikhism originated from North India, as an effort to develop a philosophy between Hinduism (bhakti) and Islam (Sufism).
Zoroastrians immigrated from Persia in the 13th century as refugees for Islam and became one of the leading business communities in India. Christians and Islam as converts by Trade, sailors from the Gulf states and later the Portuguese at the West Coast,Jews as a trading community along the West Coast. Mughals came from the North-West Asian Plains and ruled India for centuries till the British took power til Independance 15 August 1947.