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  • India is located in the Southern part of the continent of Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan. (CIA-The World Factbook-India)
  • The country of India has a very interesting background. The Indian subcontinent has been populated since 1500 B.C., with old traditions and customs, Indian people have many rituals that they hold as important.
  • CIA The world fact book
  • CIA The world fact book
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    1. 1. Mexico The Beautiful & Interesting Country of India By Melody Pillow
    2. 2. The Indian National Anthem The English rendition of the song goes like this: India Lyrics of National Anthem: The English rendition of the song goes like this: Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people, Dispenser of India's destiny. Thy name rouses the hearts of the Punjab, Sind, Gujarat, and Maratha, Of the Dravid, and Orissa and Bengal. It echoes in the hills of Vindhyas and, Himalayas , mingles in the music of the Jamuna and the Ganges and is chanted by the waves of the Indian sea. The pray for the blessings, and sing by the praise, The saving of all people waits in thy hand. Thou dispenser of India's destiny, Victory, victory, victory to thee.
    3. 3. Map of India Capital city: New Delhi
    4. 4. Background
    5. 5. <ul><li>3,287,590 total square km, which is slightly 1/3 of the size of the US. </li></ul><ul><li>India is rich in natural resources, including coal (which is the 4 th largest in the world), iron ore, diamonds, petroleum. </li></ul><ul><li>The climate varies from tropical monsoon in the south to temperate in the north. </li></ul>Land and climate
    6. 6. <ul><li>India’s history </li></ul><ul><li>India was the first to </li></ul>History
    7. 7. The Places Please be patient, next slide takes a moment to switch to. Thank you.
    8. 8. The Taj Mahal- Heaven on Earth
    9. 9. The Taj Mahal- Heaven on Earth <ul><li>If you would like to learn more about the Taj Mahal please click on these links: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    10. 10. The People
    11. 11. <ul><li>India has over 1 billion people. </li></ul><ul><li>The population is growing 1.6 % annually. </li></ul><ul><li>The capital of India is New Delhi, </li></ul>Population Capital city: New Delhi
    12. 12. <ul><li>_____ is the official language. </li></ul><ul><li>As many as _______ indigenous languages are still spoken in parts of India. </li></ul>Language
    13. 13. <ul><li>Indian rupee (INR) is the currency used (one rupee is worth 45.3% of a US dollar). </li></ul><ul><li>The primary labor is agriculture. (60%). </li></ul><ul><li>- rice, wheat, oilseed, jute, tea, cotton, potatoes, sugarcane, cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats, poultry, and fish. </li></ul>Money Matters
    14. 14. <ul><li>Telecommunications are on the rise, many US companies, especially computer companies, are employing Indians to transmit customer service to people across the world. </li></ul>Modern Trends
    15. 15. <ul><li>The majority of Indians are hindu (80.5%) </li></ul><ul><li>The second largest religious group is the Muslims (13.4%). Religious holidays and traditions are very important to Indians. </li></ul>Religion
    16. 16. <ul><li>Indians value </li></ul><ul><li>Social status is measured by </li></ul>General Attitudes
    17. 17. <ul><li>Most Indians wear </li></ul><ul><li>Many indigenous groups wear traditional clothing-either daily or for festivals. </li></ul><ul><li>The popular dress for rural women are </li></ul>Culture and Appearance
    18. 18. <ul><li>Most Indians know how to use an instrument. </li></ul><ul><li>The instrument/music of choice is.. </li></ul>Culture and Music (Must have quicktime to hear music)
    19. 19. <ul><li>Indians usually greet each other with a ___ </li></ul><ul><li>People may also ______ good bye </li></ul><ul><li>Women often greet with a kiss? </li></ul>Greeting
    20. 20. <ul><li>Indians typically stand ___ to each other while talking </li></ul><ul><li>They often speak with there hands? </li></ul>Gesture
    21. 21. <ul><li>Indians are very hospitable. </li></ul><ul><li>Guests are usually are served _____ and refusing these may be considered impolite.? </li></ul>Visiting
    22. 22. <ul><li>Indians eat __ meals a day </li></ul><ul><li>Eating as a family is common. </li></ul>Eating
    23. 23. Sneha’s favorite Indian dish
    24. 24. Mrs. Sneha Fielder (Patel) & Family
    25. 26. <ul><li>The Indian Wedding Ceremony </li></ul>
    26. 28. My daughter’s former pen pal from NARASARAAOPET , INDIA