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  • 1. Indian Culture and Music
  • 2. CENTRAL ASIA
  • 3. India-South Asian Adventure!
    • “ Unity through diversity” is the theme of the approximately one billion people that live in a country that is so big, it’s called a subcontinent !
  • 4. India’s People Come in All Shapes and Sizes, Just Like American People
    • People with different clothing
    • People with different religions
    • People with different foods
    • People with different celebrations
  • 5. India’s Government
    • India is the world’s largest democracy
  • 6. Famous Indians
    • Gandhi, India’s greatest peacemaker, who influenced Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 7. Where People Live in India
    • Many Indian people live in villages in rural India
  • 8. Where People Live in India
    • Other people in India live in large cities, like
      • New Dehli, the capital
      • Mumbai (West)
        • Home of Bollywood, India’s Hollywood
      • Kolkata (East)
      • Deccan (Southern Plateau), with cities like Bangalore and Chennai
  • 9. India’s People Eat Many Foods
    • Rice
    • Vegetables
    • Seafood
    • Meat-however, cows are considered sacred by Hindus, many of whom are vegetarian
    • Masala-spices
    • Tea-common drink
  • 10. India’s People Have Different Religious Beliefs
    • Hinduism
    • Buddhism
    • Islam (Muslims)
    • Sikkhism
    • Christianity
    • Judaism
  • 11. India’s History
    • Indian civilization is ancient
    • The Indus Valley Civilization was one of the first civilizations on earth
    • The Vedic period was a time in Indian history when the Hindu religion and caste system began in India
    • Mughal Empire was the last and the strongest Islamic empire in India
  • 12. Agra & the Taj Mahal
    • Agra is a large city in northern India
    • It is the home of India’s greatest historical monument, the Taj Mahal
  • 13. Transportation in India
    • Planes
    • Trains
    • Cars
    • Rickshaws
    • Camel & donkey carts
    • Bicycles
    • Walking
  • 14. Traditional Music of India
    • Hindustani means classical music of North India
    • Carnatic means classical music of South India
  • 15. Traditional Elements of Indian Music
    • Melody (raga)
    • Drone (harmony)
    • Rhythm (tala)
  • 16. Indian Instruments
    • String
    • Wind
    • Percussion
  • 17. India’s People and the Musical Instruments of India Are Very Diverse!
    • India, the land of “Unity through diversity!”