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Geography of india 1213

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Geography of india 1213

  1. 1. THE GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA World History 9 St. Anne’s-BelfieldSaturday, January 5, 13
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  3. 3. What does this map tell the reader?Saturday, January 5, 13
  4. 4. THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENTSaturday, January 5, 13
  5. 5. THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENTSaturday, January 5, 13
  6. 6. THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT! India makes up most of a vast subcontinent stretching almost 2,000 miles from North to South, 1,400 miles from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of BengalSaturday, January 5, 13
  7. 7. THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT! India makes up most of a vast subcontinent stretching almost 2,000 miles from North to South, 1,400 miles from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal! In area, the Indian Subcontinent is about 1/2 the size of the continental United States.Saturday, January 5, 13
  8. 8. INDIAN SUBCONTINENTSaturday, January 5, 13
  9. 9. INDIAN SUBCONTINENT The Indian Subcontinent has four distinct regions...Saturday, January 5, 13
  10. 10. INDIAN SUBCONTINENT The Indian Subcontinent has four distinct regions... •The northern mountains (Himalayas and Hindu-Kush)Saturday, January 5, 13
  11. 11. INDIAN SUBCONTINENT The Indian Subcontinent has four distinct regions... •The northern mountains (Himalayas and Hindu-Kush)Saturday, January 5, 13
  12. 12. INDIAN SUBCONTINENT The Indian Subcontinent has four distinct regions... •The northern mountains (Himalayas and Hindu-Kush)Saturday, January 5, 13
  13. 13. INDIAN SUBCONTINENT The Indian Subcontinent has four distinct regions... •The northern mountains (Himalayas and Hindu-Kush) •Indus-Ganges plain (Hindustan)Saturday, January 5, 13
  14. 14. INDIAN SUBCONTINENT The Indian Subcontinent has four distinct regions... •The northern mountains (Himalayas and Hindu-Kush) •Indus-Ganges plain (Hindustan)Saturday, January 5, 13
  15. 15. INDIAN SUBCONTINENT The Indian Subcontinent has four distinct regions... •The northern mountains (Himalayas and Hindu-Kush) •Indus-Ganges plain (Hindustan) •Deccan plateauSaturday, January 5, 13
  16. 16. INDIAN SUBCONTINENT The Indian Subcontinent has four distinct regions... •The northern mountains (Himalayas and Hindu-Kush) •Indus-Ganges plain (Hindustan) •Deccan plateauSaturday, January 5, 13
  17. 17. INDIAN SUBCONTINENT The Indian Subcontinent has four distinct regions... •The northern mountains (Himalayas and Hindu-Kush) •Indus-Ganges plain (Hindustan) •Deccan plateau •The coastal rimSaturday, January 5, 13
  18. 18. INDIAN SUBCONTINENT The Indian Subcontinent has four distinct regions... •The northern mountains (Himalayas and Hindu-Kush) •Indus-Ganges plain (Hindustan) •Deccan plateau •The coastal rimSaturday, January 5, 13
  19. 19. INDIAN SUBCONTINENT The Indian Subcontinent has four distinct regions... •The northern mountains (Himalayas and Hindu-Kush) •Indus-Ganges plain (Hindustan) •Deccan plateau •The coastal rimSaturday, January 5, 13
  20. 20. INDIAN SUBCONTINENT The Indian Subcontinent has four distinct regions... •The northern mountains (Himalayas and Hindu-Kush) •Indus-Ganges plain (Hindustan) •Deccan plateau •The coastal rim Today the sub-continent consists of the modern nations of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and BangladeshSaturday, January 5, 13
  21. 21. INDIAN SUBCONTINENT The Indian Subcontinent has four distinct regions... •The northern mountains (Himalayas and Hindu-Kush) •Indus-Ganges plain (Hindustan) •Deccan plateau •The coastal rim Today the sub-continent consists of the modern nations of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and BangladeshSaturday, January 5, 13
  22. 22. THE INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATIONSaturday, January 5, 13
  23. 23. THE INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION • The successful adaptation to the Indus Valley environment led to a sophisticated culture centered around two cities- Mohenjo- Daro and HarappaSaturday, January 5, 13
  24. 24. THE INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION • The successful adaptation to the Indus Valley environment led to a sophisticated culture centered around two cities- Mohenjo- Daro and Harappa • Excavations of two of these cities, have provided most of our knowledge of this civilization.Saturday, January 5, 13
  25. 25. THE INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION • The successful adaptation to the Indus Valley environment led to a sophisticated culture centered around two cities- Mohenjo- Daro and Harappa • Excavations of two of these cities, have provided most of our knowledge of this civilization.Saturday, January 5, 13
  26. 26. THE DISAPPEARANCESaturday, January 5, 13
  27. 27. THE DISAPPEARANCE ! Excavations of Mohenjo-Daro show clearly that decline had set in about 1800BC and the Indus Valley cities were abandoned sometime after 1800BCE.Saturday, January 5, 13
  28. 28. THE DISAPPEARANCE ! Excavations of Mohenjo-Daro show clearly that decline had set in about 1800BC and the Indus Valley cities were abandoned sometime after 1800BCE. ! Archaeologists now they believe that this civilization suffered “systems failure”- the breakdown of the fragile interrelationship of the political, social, and economic systems that sustain order and prosperity.Saturday, January 5, 13
  29. 29. THE DISAPPEARANCE ! Excavations of Mohenjo-Daro show clearly that decline had set in about 1800BC and the Indus Valley cities were abandoned sometime after 1800BCE. ! Archaeologists now they believe that this civilization suffered “systems failure”- the breakdown of the fragile interrelationship of the political, social, and economic systems that sustain order and prosperity. ! The precipitating cause may have been one or more natural disasters, such as an earthquake or flooding.Saturday, January 5, 13
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  31. 31. AN EXAMPLE OF SANSKRIT TAKEN FROM THE RIG-VEDASaturday, January 5, 13

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