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  1. 1. India Emerging World Power
  2. 2. Indus Valley Tradition Refers to the cultures of the Indus and Ghaggar-Hakra rivers, stretching from the Neolithic Mehrgarh period down to the Iron Age or Indo-Gangetic Tradition.
  3. 3. Mehrgarh This important Neolithic site lies on the “Kachi plain of Baluchistan, Pakistan, and is one of the earliest sites with evidence of farming (wheat and barley) and herding (cattle, sheep and goats) in South Asia." (7000 - 3200 BCE)
  4. 4. Indus Valley civilizations covering approx 1/2 million miles of Northern Indian subcontinent is the largest ancient civili zation in history until now.
  5. 5. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.E.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. ( left) Hanuman bronze image and (right) Metal Brahma
  6. 6. 273 BCE: Ashoka coronated as Mauryan king Emperor Ashoka, born 265 B.C.E., was the grandson of Changragupta Maurya He ruled over an empire that covered two-thirds of the Indian continent.
  7. 7. The Moghuls The Mogul (also spelled as Moghul and Mughal) empire was founded by Babur in 1526 C.E., when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi , the last of the Delhi Sultans at the first battle of Panipat.
  8. 10. raj British rule between 1858 and 1947 of the Indian Subcontinent, which included the present-day India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Burma. These lands were under the colonial control of the United Kingdom as part of the British Empire .
  9. 11. Mohandas Gandhi A major political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, he is recognized as the Father of the Nation .
  10. 12. Mural unveiled during Mahatma Gandhi Week, Houston, 2004
  11. 13. India is one of the most religiously diverse nations in the world, with religion playing a central role in the lives of most Indians.
  12. 14. India’s capital city New Delhi
  13. 15. New Delhi Hindus make up a majority of New Delhi's population
  14. 16. The Lotus Temple is a landmark in New Delhi
  15. 17. The Taj Place Hotel – Delhi
  16. 18. The Kashmir earthquake of 2005 registered 7.6 on the richter scale. The Pakistani government's official death toll was 73,276, while officials say nearly 1,400 people died in Indian-occupied Kashmir and 14 in Afghanistan.
  17. 20. Mumbai (Bombay) Wankhede Stadium hosts cricket, Mumbai's most popular sport
  18. 21. Cricket players warming up
  19. 22. The Leela Kempinski –Mumbai
  20. 23. The SWOT Analysis of the Indian Hotel Industry Weaknesses Poor support to infrastructure <ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Rising Income </li></ul><ul><li>New business opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Open sky benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Threats </li></ul><ul><li>Event risk </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing competition </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths </li></ul><ul><li>India’s rich culture heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Demand–supply gap </li></ul><ul><li>Government support </li></ul>
  21. 24. Mumbai - Mille Parle station.
  22. 25. Bangalore Bangalore is referred to as the Silicon Valley of India and accounts for 35% of India's software exports.
  23. 26. Russel Market, Bangalore
  24. 27. Ranked among the 10 fastest growing cities in the world, Bangalore has many on-going and proposed projects in the industrial and Information Technology sectors.
  25. 28. Rice is planted in June-July and crop is cut in October.
  26. 29. India’s foremost sitar player Break during TV broadcast in Delhi 1954 The Shankars with ex-Beatle George and Olivia Harrison
  27. 30. sari Also spelled saree, it is the traditional garment worn by many women in the Indian subcontinent .
  28. 31. Links <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>,%20India.jpg </li></ul>Background designs are the property of Geetesh Bajaj. Used with permission. © Copyright, Geetesh Bajaj. All Rights Reserved.