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  • South Asia And India

    1. 1. Physical, Economic, Historical Slides from Anderson/LaRocco MHS-World Geography SOL WG.4 SOUTH ASIA
    2. 2. Where is SOUTH ASIA?? http://www.askasia.org/image/maps/asias1.htm
    3. 3. Mountains of South Asia <ul><li>The Himalayas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Northern Barrier of South Asia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World’s Tallest Peaks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mt. Everest (29, 035 feet) </li></ul></ul>http://www.peakware.com/encyclopedia/peaks/everest.htm
    4. 4. <ul><li>More MOUNTAINS </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern and Western Ghats (India) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twin Escarpments in South India – “V” shaped. </li></ul></ul>http://www.tamilnadutourism.org/geo.htm
    5. 5. <ul><li>Influence of Mountains: </li></ul><ul><li>Population & Settlements </li></ul><ul><li>- lower elevations have higher populations </li></ul><ul><li>Movement </li></ul><ul><li>-Khyber Pass – “gateway for invasions” </li></ul><ul><li>Climate </li></ul><ul><li>-block cold air from the North </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>CLIMATE of SOUTH ASIA </li></ul><ul><li>Regions are varied : </li></ul><ul><li>Tropical Wet </li></ul><ul><li>Desert </li></ul><ul><li>Highlands </li></ul>
    7. 7. MONSOONS <ul><li>“ Season” (Arabic) </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Monsoon (Wet) </li></ul><ul><li>Winter Monsoon (Dry) </li></ul><ul><li>Violent Mudslides </li></ul><ul><li>Welcomed by some. </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Rivers of South Asia: </li></ul><ul><li>Ganges River </li></ul><ul><li>-large delta , pollution, trade, irrigation, transportation, religion </li></ul>http://www.asd.k12.ak.us/schools/romig/asia/Geo/ganges/geography.html
    9. 9. Religions of India <ul><li>Hinduism </li></ul><ul><li>Islam </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>Jainism </li></ul><ul><li>Sikhism </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>INDUS RIVER </li></ul><ul><li>Tributaries </li></ul><ul><li>Fertile Land (Pakistan) </li></ul><ul><li>BRAHMAPUTRA </li></ul><ul><li>Flooding </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>WATER IN SOUTH ASIA </li></ul><ul><li>Depend on the rivers, seas, and oceans for… </li></ul><ul><li>AGRICULTURE </li></ul><ul><li>TRADING </li></ul><ul><li>TRANSPORTATION </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>ECONOMICS – SOUTH ASIA </li></ul><ul><li>Varied Economies </li></ul><ul><li>DEVELOPING WORLD </li></ul><ul><li>$$$$$$$$ </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Economic Activity for MOST of </li></ul><ul><li>SOUTH ASIA is… </li></ul><ul><li>AGRICULTURE!!! </li></ul><ul><li>------------------------- </li></ul><ul><li>*SUBSISTENCE AGRICULTURE* </li></ul><ul><li>Rice,Wheat,Corn </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>The Green Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Increased yields of food production </li></ul><ul><li>India is able to feed itself </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced agricultural technology </li></ul><ul><li>Applies to DEVELOPING countries </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>PLANTATION AGRICULTURE </li></ul><ul><li>TEA, RUBBER, COCONUTS </li></ul><ul><li>(Sri Lanka) </li></ul>http://www.asiatravelinfo.com/sri%20lanka/picturesandsights.asp?Pg=2
    16. 16. <ul><li>INDUSTRIES </li></ul><ul><li>INDIA </li></ul><ul><li>Cotton & Textiles (Kashmir) </li></ul><ul><li>Iron and Steel </li></ul><ul><li>Film/Movies </li></ul><ul><li>Use p.639 </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>History of SOUTH ASIA: </li></ul><ul><li>INVASIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Aryans – spread Hinduism </li></ul><ul><li>Mughals – Mongolia </li></ul><ul><li>British – colonized; *1947* </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>TAJ MAHAL </li></ul><ul><li>Built by Shah Jahan as a tomb for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. </li></ul><ul><li>National Symbol of India </li></ul>http://taj-mahal.indiantravelportal.com/
    19. 19. LEADERS IN INDIA http://www.nuvs.com/ashram/gallery/index.html Nehru & Gandhi
    20. 20. <ul><li>Indira Gandhi </li></ul><ul><li>Prime Minister </li></ul><ul><li>1966-77;1980-84 </li></ul>http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Independent/Indira.html <ul><li>Rajiv Gandhi </li></ul><ul><li>Prime Minister </li></ul><ul><li>1984-1989 </li></ul>http://www.spur.asn.au/rajiv.htm                 
    21. 21. India’s Prime Minister http://pmindia.nic.in/home.htm Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee             

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