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COLORFUL INDIA. Indias Geography. India is a subcontinent - a large mass of land that is part of another continent but distinct from it. Climate: - warm or hot all year Monsoon - Seasonal winds that blow steadily from the same direction for months. Indias Geography. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • India is a subcontinent - a large mass of land that is part of another continent but distinct from it.Climate: -warm or hot all yearMonsoon- Seasonal winds that blow steadily from the same direction for months

  • India is a subcontinent - a large mass of land that is part of another continent but distinct from it.Climate: -warm or hot all yearMonsoon- Seasonal winds that blow steadily from the same direction for months

  • The Green RevolutionBengal Famine-- happened in 1943 when the U.K. ruled the country- 4 million diedGained independence in 1947Green Revolution-was an effort to use modern techniques and science to increase food productionIndustry- textiles, iron, steel, oil, sugar, computer software, gems, jewelry, miningcottage industry-is a home or village-based industry in which family members supply their own equipment to make goods.

  • India is representative democracy*The government is run not by the president but by the prime minister, who is appointed by the ruling partyJawaharlal Neru was the first prime ministerIndira Gandhi- first female prime minister of India. She was assassinated.

  • 1. Thousands of acres of forest have been cleared for farming.2.Water and land have been polluted from burning coal, industrial waste and pesticides.3. Ganges river is one of the worlds most polluted river4. Destroyed animal habitatWhat did the government do to protect their wildlife?

  • Where was the first civilization established in India?- along the Indus RiverThe Indus people blended with the warriors called the Aryan

    Caste System-Social classes based on a persons ancestry organized by Hinduism

    Last conqueror of India- United Kingdom

  • Mohandas Gandhi-led a nonviolent resistance movement to free India from British rule

    What was done in India to settle the problem between the majority Hindus and minority Muslims?- the creation of Pakistan and Bangladesh

  • Hinduism- the religion formed by blending the practices of the people living along the Indus River and the Aryan people.- 80% of the people- they believe in reincarnation- cows are believed to be sacredBuddhism- Started in India about 500 B.C. and spread around the worldIslam