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India: An introduction

This is a prezi I made as a basic introduction to India,

Saurabh Mogre

on 5 June 2013

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Demographics The Map Geography Culture Cuisine India: An introduction Population: 1.2 billion+ (2nd highest) The second most populous country in the world Image courtesy: National Geographic ...and growing at 1.4% per year More than 50% of the population is below the age of 25 The average Indian is aged 29 years India is a young country Compare with the average Chinese age @37 years or Japanese @48 years Politics Economy Religion and Language States and Union Territories Terrain Neighbours Weather Festivals Art and Cinema Caste system Sports North India South India West India East India Democracy and political system British Rule 74% of Indians are literate Which means there are more than 300 million people in India who can't read these words. Although, the situation is improving slowly. We also have a skewed sex ratio of 892 females/1000 males at birth Which is affected strongly by the prejudice against having girl children. India is the birthplace of four of the world's major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Hinduism is the most practiced religion (80%), followed by Islam(13%) and Christianity(2.5%) India has 22 official languages, in addition to hundreds of dialects and variations. Hindi is the most popular language, followed by Bengali and Telugu. Although English is also spoken by many residents Divided into 28 states and 7 union territories. Each state has its own language, culture, laws and distinguishing features India has the tallest mountain range in the world, i.e. The Himalayas, to the north. It is also surrounded by the Arabian sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean in the other directions It also has deserts and forests in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh respectively. There are more than 100 rivers flowing in India, with the Ganga being the most important one. Three major types of weather in my city: hot, hotter, hottest. Major seasons: Summer, Winter, Monsoon (Rainy) Temperatures range from -5 to 45 degrees Celsius Many types of local art forms of dancing, painting and music. Eg: Bharatnatyam dance,Warli painting and laavani folk music And of course, Bollywood, which is the Hindi film industry, producing more than 3000 films per year. Multiple festivals are celebrated all over India. Holi, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi and Navaratri are some of the popular ones. Four major castes in Hinduism: Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Shudra Brahmins: Teachers, Scholars, Priests Kshatriyas: Rulers, Soldiers Vaishyas: Traders, Merchants, Farmers Shudras: Labourers, manual workers. Cricket is the most popular sport Football, field hockey and tennis are also very popular Regional sports like Kabaddi, Kho-Kho etc. are played locally Popular throughout India Naan, Paratha, Tandoori Chicken, Sarso Saag, Paneer Dishes, Cholle Another popular cuisine Dosa, Idli, Sambar, Avial are some of the popular dishes Good street food and snacks. Pav bhaji, Puran Poli, Dhokla, Vada Pav, Shrikhand are the popular dishes. Rice and Fish dishes are popular. Momo, Fish Curry, Rasmalai are some of the popular dishes. India was a British colony for 150 years. Received independence in 1947 due to combined efforts by Mahatma Gandhi and other freedom fighters India is the most populous democracy in the world. Federal Parliamentary government system with Loksabha and Rajyasabha GDP: $1.9 Trillion (10th highest) Purchasing power parity: $4.7 Trillion (3rd highest) Per Capita Income: $1219 (142nd)
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