Indian Students Association (ISA)
proudly presents

A Glimpse of India
Copyright @2002
Hindu Students Council (HSC) – NCSU...
India-a Diverse Nation

India is a picture of diversity seen in her people,
cultures, colorful festivals, dresses and cost...
India-a Diverse Nation

 India is roughly one third the size of
USA.
 It has 29 states and 6 union
territories.
 There ...
Religions of India

Hindu Temple

Sikh Gurudwara

Jain Temple

Buddhist Pagoda

Four major religions of the world have
ori...
Religions of India

Bahai Lotus Temple

St. Paul's Cathedral

Parsi Fire Temple

Jewish Synagogue

Nakhoda Mosque
India-the Largest Democracy

India is the largest democracy in the world,
seventh largest country and the second most
popu...
India-an Ancient Civilization

India is one of the oldest continuous civilizations.
The story of civilization begins in In...
Dances of India

The cultural richness of India is
reflected in her numerous classical and
folk dances.
Bharatnatyam

Bharatnatyam is one of the seven major
classical dance forms, which originated
in India. It originated in th...
Kathakali

Kathakali is one of
the oldest theatre
forms in the world.
It originated in
the area of
southwestern India
now ...
Mohiniyattam
This classical
style was born
out of a
clever fusion
of Kathakali
with
Bharatnatyam.
It shows deep
affinities...
Kuchipudi
Kuchipudi was born
in a remote village
of Andhra Pradesh
from which it
derives its name.
The style portrays
vari...
Odissi
Odissi may be the earliest
classical dance style of
India. Natyashastra, the most
ancient and authentic text on
Ind...
Manipuri

Manipuri dance
originated in Manipur.
The love of Lord
Krishna and Radha is
the dominant theme in
this dance for...
Kathak
The Kathak dance form
originated in the north
and at first was very
similar to the
Bharatanatyam. Persian
and Musli...
Folk Dances
Dandiya - A folk
dance of Gujarat. Its
popularity has spread
all over India.

Bhangra – This folk
dance from P...
Folk Dances
Bihu is the
folk dance of
Assam.

Yakshagana is a
folk dance of
Karnataka. It has
been revived
recently.
Classical Music

Indian classical music has a rich
tradition. The earliest musical
compositions are attributed in the
Samv...
Yoga
Yoga originated in
India more than 5000
years ago. It means
union. The part of
Yoga dealing with
physical exercise,
H...
Wildlife
Royal Bengal
Tiger. Its habitat
is the mangrove
forest of the
Sunderbans.

Peacock is the
national bird of
India.
Wildlife
Kaziranga is the home
of the one-horned
Rhino.

The Red Panda is found
in the hills of
Darjeeling.
Wildlife
The Indian elephant
is smaller than its
African counterpart.
Elephants were
extensively used in
warfare in ancien...
Monuments

The Meenakshi temple of
Madurai was built by the
Pandiyan king
Kulashekhara in the 14th
century.
Monuments

Jagannath temple at Puri
Monuments

The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah
Jahan in the 17th century. It is considered to be
one of the...
Monuments

The Red Fort in Delhi
was built by Shah Jahan
in the 17th century.

The Iron pillar in New
Delhi constructed 16...
Monuments

The Hawa Mahal of Jaipur was
built by Sawai Pratap Singh
in the 18th century.
Monuments

Karnataka State Assembly
building, Bangalore.

Statue of Mahavira, at
Gomteshwara.

Mysore Place.
Festivals

Ganesha Chaturthi is one of the most
important festivals of India. It is
celebrated every year around September...
Festivals

The Durga Puja is celebrated in
Kolkata every year around October.
Festivals

Diwali-the festival of lights-is the most
popular festival in India. It is celebrated
throughout the country ei...
Festivals

Holi–the festival of colors-is celebrated all
over India. The above picture shows Indian
students celebrating H...
Festivals

The above picture shows my friends and me
celebrating Holi at JNTU, Hyderabad, India back
in 2000.
Scenic Beauty

Kanchenjungha, the
third highest peak in
the world(8598m), in
the Himalayas, is the
highest peak of
India.
...
Scenic Beauty
The backwaters of
Kerala.

Ladakh is one of the
coldest inhabited
regions of the
world.
Costumes

A lady in a saree.
Costumes

A lady in a Ghagra Choli.
Costumes

A lady in a Churidar.
Costumes

A Sikh in a turban.
Marriage

An Indian marriage ceremony.
Technology
 India developed her own
supercomputer in the mid
eighties.
 India successfully
launched her Geostationary
Sa...
India-the Largest Film Industry

India is the largest film producing nation in
the world. Each year India produces
approxi...
Sports

Cricket is the most
popular sport in
India.

Hockey is the national sport of India.
Sports
The game of Polo
originated in
Manipur.

Kabaddi is very
popular in the
villages.
The End
Brought to you by: Sreedhar Manchu
Made by:
Hindu Students Council (HSC) – NCSU and Maitri
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  1. 1. Indian Students Association (ISA) proudly presents A Glimpse of India Copyright @2002 Hindu Students Council (HSC) – NCSU and MAITRI http://www.ncsu.edu/stud_orgs/hsc http://www.ncsu.edu/stud_orgs/maitri
  2. 2. India-a Diverse Nation India is a picture of diversity seen in her people, cultures, colorful festivals, dresses and costumes, religions, flora and fauna and varying landscapes.
  3. 3. India-a Diverse Nation  India is roughly one third the size of USA.  It has 29 states and 6 union territories.  There are 18 official languages, 114 languages, 216 mother tongues and 900 dialects in India.
  4. 4. Religions of India Hindu Temple Sikh Gurudwara Jain Temple Buddhist Pagoda Four major religions of the world have originated from India: Hinduism,Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism.
  5. 5. Religions of India Bahai Lotus Temple St. Paul's Cathedral Parsi Fire Temple Jewish Synagogue Nakhoda Mosque
  6. 6. India-the Largest Democracy India is the largest democracy in the world, seventh largest country and the second most populous.
  7. 7. India-an Ancient Civilization India is one of the oldest continuous civilizations. The story of civilization begins in India with the Harrapan civilization which was nurtured by the Sarasvati and Sindhu rivers in Northwestern India in 3000 B.C.
  8. 8. Dances of India The cultural richness of India is reflected in her numerous classical and folk dances.
  9. 9. Bharatnatyam Bharatnatyam is one of the seven major classical dance forms, which originated in India. It originated in the state of Tamil Nadu.
  10. 10. Kathakali Kathakali is one of the oldest theatre forms in the world. It originated in the area of southwestern India now known as the state of Kerala.
  11. 11. Mohiniyattam This classical style was born out of a clever fusion of Kathakali with Bharatnatyam. It shows deep affinities with both these styles.
  12. 12. Kuchipudi Kuchipudi was born in a remote village of Andhra Pradesh from which it derives its name. The style portrays various religious themes in the form of a dance drama.
  13. 13. Odissi Odissi may be the earliest classical dance style of India. Natyashastra, the most ancient and authentic text on Indian Dance and Dramatics,also acknowledges its existence. It is nurtured in the famous shrines of Orissa situated at Puri, Konark and Bhubaneswar. .
  14. 14. Manipuri Manipuri dance originated in Manipur. The love of Lord Krishna and Radha is the dominant theme in this dance form.
  15. 15. Kathak The Kathak dance form originated in the north and at first was very similar to the Bharatanatyam. Persian and Muslim influences later altered the dance from a temple ritual to a courtly entertainment. The influence of the Mughal tradition is evident in this dance form.
  16. 16. Folk Dances Dandiya - A folk dance of Gujarat. Its popularity has spread all over India. Bhangra – This folk dance from Punjab is characterized by vigorous movements. Bhangra is a rage in India.
  17. 17. Folk Dances Bihu is the folk dance of Assam. Yakshagana is a folk dance of Karnataka. It has been revived recently.
  18. 18. Classical Music Indian classical music has a rich tradition. The earliest musical compositions are attributed in the Samveda more than 4000 years ago. Indian musical instruments like sitar, tabla and sarangi are popular throughout the world today.
  19. 19. Yoga Yoga originated in India more than 5000 years ago. It means union. The part of Yoga dealing with physical exercise, Hathayoga, is widely practiced throughout the world today.
  20. 20. Wildlife Royal Bengal Tiger. Its habitat is the mangrove forest of the Sunderbans. Peacock is the national bird of India.
  21. 21. Wildlife Kaziranga is the home of the one-horned Rhino. The Red Panda is found in the hills of Darjeeling.
  22. 22. Wildlife The Indian elephant is smaller than its African counterpart. Elephants were extensively used in warfare in ancient times. They are still used for various temple rituals.
  23. 23. Monuments The Meenakshi temple of Madurai was built by the Pandiyan king Kulashekhara in the 14th century.
  24. 24. Monuments Jagannath temple at Puri
  25. 25. Monuments The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful constructions in the world.
  26. 26. Monuments The Red Fort in Delhi was built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century. The Iron pillar in New Delhi constructed 1600 years ago by Chandragupta Maurya has been a metallurgical wonder by defying rust and the vagaries of nature.
  27. 27. Monuments The Hawa Mahal of Jaipur was built by Sawai Pratap Singh in the 18th century.
  28. 28. Monuments Karnataka State Assembly building, Bangalore. Statue of Mahavira, at Gomteshwara. Mysore Place.
  29. 29. Festivals Ganesha Chaturthi is one of the most important festivals of India. It is celebrated every year around September.
  30. 30. Festivals The Durga Puja is celebrated in Kolkata every year around October.
  31. 31. Festivals Diwali-the festival of lights-is the most popular festival in India. It is celebrated throughout the country either in the last week of October or in the first week of November.
  32. 32. Festivals Holi–the festival of colors-is celebrated all over India. The above picture shows Indian students celebrating Holi at NCSU.
  33. 33. Festivals The above picture shows my friends and me celebrating Holi at JNTU, Hyderabad, India back in 2000.
  34. 34. Scenic Beauty Kanchenjungha, the third highest peak in the world(8598m), in the Himalayas, is the highest peak of India. The Thar desert is located in Rajasthan.
  35. 35. Scenic Beauty The backwaters of Kerala. Ladakh is one of the coldest inhabited regions of the world.
  36. 36. Costumes A lady in a saree.
  37. 37. Costumes A lady in a Ghagra Choli.
  38. 38. Costumes A lady in a Churidar.
  39. 39. Costumes A Sikh in a turban.
  40. 40. Marriage An Indian marriage ceremony.
  41. 41. Technology  India developed her own supercomputer in the mid eighties.  India successfully launched her Geostationary Satellite in 2001.  India is the leading nation in the world in professional software development.
  42. 42. India-the Largest Film Industry India is the largest film producing nation in the world. Each year India produces approximately 1000 movies in 14 different languages.
  43. 43. Sports Cricket is the most popular sport in India. Hockey is the national sport of India.
  44. 44. Sports The game of Polo originated in Manipur. Kabaddi is very popular in the villages.
  45. 45. The End Brought to you by: Sreedhar Manchu Made by: Hindu Students Council (HSC) – NCSU and Maitri
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