I just had a lovely game as India, playing king level on a communitas map with 3.11. I rolled a location with sugar, spice, rivers and jungle so went for a science victory. I settled three cities (one just off the coast on a tiny island still got lots of coastal jungle) and put farms everywhere on the rivers to see how big my population could get. It got just shy of 40 in Delhi by the end. The really interesting thing was Sweden on the other continent steadily gobbled up all his neighbours and was buying up every city state very aggressively by the end. They then came onto my continent and ate Mongolia and the Shoshone. Luckily I managed to get in their good graces by joining them in each late war despite having a pathetic military. I also voted for their congress motions, even ones that were against my own interest. With my handful of votes I wasn't stopping them anyway. The only negative modifier was that our ideologies were different. I took the order ideology since using great engineers for spaceship parts seemed interesting. I also completed tradition, piety and knowledge. And good thing to- with about 8 turns to go for Sweden getting a UN victory (they bought any CS back the next turn I took them) I managed to get bell labs and mass pop the final techs, then mass faith buy engineers with my accumulated faith to finish all the parts. I assembled all the parts over two turns so the monster next door couldn't react. It came down to a two turn advantage based on a social policy taken on a whim. I think I launched just before 1900.