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  • South asia and india

    1. 1. Physical, Economic, Historical Slides from Anderson/LaRocco MHS-World Geography SOL WG.4
    2. 2. Where is SOUTH ASIA?? http://www.askasia.org/image/maps/asias1.htm
    3. 3. -The Himalayas -Northern Barrier of South Asia -World’s Tallest Peaks -Mt. Everest (29, 035 feet) http://www.peakware.com/encyclopedia/peaks/everest.htm
    4. 4. More MOUNTAINS•Eastern and Western Ghats (India) •Twin Escarpments in South India – “V” shaped. http://www.tamilnadutourism.org/geo.htm
    5. 5. Influence of Mountains:•Population & Settlements -lower elevations have higherpopulations•Movement -Khyber Pass – “gateway forinvasions”•Climate -block cold air from the North
    6. 6. CLIMATE of SOUTH ASIA•Regions are varied: •Tropical Wet • Desert • Highlands
    7. 7. MONSOONS •“Season” (Arabic) •Summer Monsoon (Wet) •Winter Monsoon (Dry)•Violent Mudslides•Welcomed by some.
    8. 8. Rivers of South Asia:•Ganges River -large delta, pollution, trade,irrigation, transportation, religion http://www.asd.k12.ak.us/schools/romig/asia/Geo/ganges/geography.html
    9. 9. Religions of India •Hinduism •Islam •Christianity •Jainism •Sikhism
    10. 10. INDUS RIVER •Tributaries •Fertile Land (Pakistan)BRAHMAPUTRA•Flooding
    11. 11. WATER IN SOUTH ASIA•Depend on the rivers, seas, and oceans for… AGRICULTURE TRADING TRANSPORTATION
    12. 12. ECONOMICS – SOUTH ASIA •Varied Economies •DEVELOPING WORLD $$$$$$$$
    13. 13. Economic Activity for MOST of SOUTH ASIA is… AGRICULTURE!!!-------------------------*SUBSISTENCE AGRICULTURE* •Rice,Wheat,Corn
    14. 14. The Green Revolution•Increased yields of food production •India is able to feed itself •Advanced agricultural technology•Applies to DEVELOPING countries
    15. 15. PLANTATION AGRICULTURE TEA, RUBBER, COCONUTS (Sri Lanka) http://www.asiatravelinfo.com/sri%20lanka/picturesandsights.asp?Pg=2
    16. 16. INDUSTRIES •INDIA•Cotton & Textiles (Kashmir) •Iron and Steel •Film/Movies •Use p.639
    17. 17. History of SOUTH ASIA: •INVASIONS Aryans – spread Hinduism Mughals – MongoliaBritish – colonized; *1947*
    18. 18. TAJ MAHAL•Built by Shah Jahan as a tomb for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. •National Symbol of India http://taj-mahal.indiantravelportal.com/
    19. 19. LEADERS IN INDIA http://www.nuvs.com/ashram/gallery/index.html Nehru & Gandhi
    20. 20. •Indira Gandhi Prime Minister 1966-77;1980-84 http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Independent/Indira.html•Rajiv GandhiPrime Minister 1984-1989 http://www.spur.asn.au/rajiv.htm
    21. 21. India’s Prime Minister http://pmindia.nic.in/home.htmShri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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