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Title: INTRODUCTION TO SOUTH ASIA


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INTRODUCTION TO SOUTH ASIA
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SOUTH ASIA IS A SUBCONTINENT
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FOUR MAIN LANDSCAPE REGIONS
  • 1. Himalayan foothills in north. Temperate
    climate, beautiful scenery.

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Coastal plains
  • Low-lying, densely-populated. Many cities and
    rivers.

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DECCAN PLATEAU
  • Low mountains called the GHATS (steps) divide the
    coastal plain from the dry plateau in the
    interior, called the Deccan

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HINDUSTAN
  • River valleys of the north
  • Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra
  • Highly populated

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LANGUAGES
  • Two language families
  • Indo-European in north
  • Dravidian in south

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RELIGION
  • Major religions include Hinduism (800m
  • People)
  • Islam ( Pakistan, Bangladesh and 110 million
    people in India)
  • Sikhs
  • Jains
  • Small numbers of Christians and Jews

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HINDUISM
  • Hindu trinity
  • Reincarnation and caste system
  • Karma and dharma
  • maya

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HINDU TEMPLES AND TEMPLE CARVING
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HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE
  • THE RED FORT

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TRADITIONAL DRESS
  • SARI FOR WOMEN
  • DHOTI OR LUNGYI FOR MEN (SARONG-LIKE)

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CITIES
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KERALA STATE
  • Communist government for most of last 60 years.
  • Higher literacy and standard of health lower
    birth rate than rest of India
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