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Music & culture of india

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

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