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  • 1.  
  • 2. Famous for BIRTHPLACE OF HIGHER MATHEMATICS THE GANGES RIVER BIRTHPLACE OF CHESS The TAJ MAHAL
  • 3. Mahatma Gandhi "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.“ “ It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” “ It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.”
  • 4. Capital: New Delhi
    • Largest Cities:
    • Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Delhi
    • Calcutta
    • Bangalore
    • Chennai (Madras)
    FUN FACT New Delhi is a district of the city of Delhi. Something like Vatican City in Rome.
  • 5. The Himalayan Mountains of China and Nepal Arabian Sea Bay of Bengal Pakistan
    • India has four climate zone :
    • Alpine in the Himalayan region
    • Sub Tropical in north
    • Tropical on the plateaus and near the ocean
    • Arid in the western part of the country.
    • Most of the country also experiences a monsoon season.
    From deserts to jungles to mountains to plains India has it all.
  • 6. Demographics
    • Religions
    • Hindu 80.5%
    • Muslim 13.4%
    • Christian 2.3%
    • Sikh 1.9%
    • Other 1.8%
    Languages Hindi 41% Bengali 8.1% Telugu 7.2% Marathi 7% Tamil 5.9% Urdu 5% Gujarati 4.5% Kannada 3.7% Malayalam 3.2% Oriya 3.2% Punjabi 2.8% Assamese 1.3% Maithili 1.2% Other 5.9% Ethnic Groups Indo-Aryan 72% Dravidian 25% Mongoloid and other 3% English is also used in business and in the political sphere . Indian has also been known for a rigid caste system
  • 7. Indian Caste System Basic Overview The system was believed to have been taken from sacred text of the Hindu religion. The adoption of the Indian Constitution banned the caste system, but like many long held traditions it continues today. Recently, however, the restrictions of the caste system have become relaxed. Ancient Castes
  • 8. Where to go Goa
  • 9. Where to go Kaziranga National Park
  • 10. Where to go India is a large country with many things to offer the adventurer, culture seeker, and the lover of architecture. Incredibleindia.org Is a great resource for travel ideas.
  • 11. Traditions The foods of India vary across the country, but India is noted for its use of herbs and spices
  • 12. Traditions Saris are a traditional fashion item for Indian women
  • 13. Traditions Kabaddi is a traditional Indian sport in which a team sends a person to wrestle someone on the other team.
  • 14. Customs Touching in public is seen by many as indecent
  • 15. Customs Namaste is a traditional greeting and salutation
  • 16. Customs Cremation on pyres such as these is the preferred method of body disposal in India
  • 17. Interesting Facts
    • In ancient and medieval India, suttees , in which a recently widowed woman would immolate herself on her husband’s funeral pyre, were common.
    • In India, grasping one’s ears signifies repentance or sincerity.
    • Marigold flowers are used as decoration for Hindu marriages and are a symbol of good fortune and happiness
    • The national fruit of India is the mango. The national bird is the peacock, which was initially bred for food.
    • It is illegal to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India.
    • India is the largest democracy in the world.

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