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    • South Asia Today India and Its Neighbors
    • India’s Culture
      • second most populated country (over 1.1 billion people)
      • Most Indians live…
        • in rural areas.
        • in the North.
        • along the coast.
        • in extended families.
        • in castes.
      • Hindi and English are official languages.
      • Most Indians practice Hinduism.
    • India’s Government
      • World’s largest democracy ( federal republic )
      • Government structure:
        • Prime Minister (runs the country)
        • President (little power)
        • Parliament
    • India’s Economy
      • Although India is one of the world’s highest GDPs, many of its people live in poverty.
      • Most Indians work in agriculture.
      • There is an increasing numbersof high tech and industrial jobs.
      • Currency is the rupee.
    • Issues and Challenges Facing India
      • Urbanization:
        • high population density (overcrowded)
        • poverty
        • educational inequality
          • caste system
          • gender inequality
        • environmental issues
          • deforestation
          • Asian Brown Cloud
          • water pollution
    • So What’s the Deal with Pakistan?
      • Although Hinduism is the major religion , India has a large Muslim (Islam) population.
      • During British colonization of India, conflict between Hindus and Muslims escalated.
      • As the British were ending their colonial rule of India in 1947, India was partitioned (divided) into two separate nations:
        • India stayed a predominantly a Hindu nation.
        • Pakistan became a predominantly Muslim nation.
      • The partition caused mass chaos with over 15 million Indians moving from one region to another and riots taking place in protest of the division.
    • India’s Partition
    • India & Pakistan Today
      • The partition of India originally left both countries devastated .
      • Since their division, two wars have been fought between the countries.
      • conflict over the area of Kashmir
      • terrorism and nuclear weapons
    •