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Government, History, Geography, Anthropology, and Economy

Aidan Workman

on 5 May 2010

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Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism
In Hinduism, the cow is regarded as a symbol of ahimsa (non-violence), mother goddess and bringer of good fortune and wealth. For this reason, cows are revered in Hindu culture and feeding a cow is that is seen as an act of worship. Namaste is a common spoken greeting or salutation in India Dhoti Kurta Sari Bindi On 15 August 1947, India gained independence from British rule HISTORY NATIONAL SYMBOLS OF INDIA
Emblem: Sarnath Lion Capital
Anthem: Jana Gana
ManaSong: Vande Mataram
Animal: Royal Bengal Tiger
Bird: Indian Peacock
animal: Dolphin
Flower: Lotus
Tree: Banyan
Fruit: Mango
Sport: Field hockey
Calendar: Saka
River: Ganges Since independence, India has faced challenges from religious violence, in Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast India. Since the 1990s terrorist attacks have affected many Indian cities. India has unresolved territorial disputes with the People's Republic of China, which in 1962 escalated into the Sino-Indian War, and with Pakistan, which resulted in wars in 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1999. India is a founding member of the United Nations (as British India) and the Non-Aligned Movement. In 1974, India conducted an underground nuclear test and five more tests in 1998, making India a nuclear state. Beginning in 1991, significant economic reforms have transformed India into one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Location Once Ghandi was assassinated India split between the Muslims and the Hindus, which led to the creation of Pakistan. India is the most populous democracy in the world CURRENT POPULATION:

307,006,550 25% Below Poverty Line India has the world's second largest labour force, with 516.3 million people. Economy Religion The Indian caste system describes the social
stratification and social restrictions in the Indian
subcontinent, in which social classes are defined by
thousands of endogamous hereditary groups, often
termed as jtis or castes.

Currently, there are an estimated 160 million Dalits
or "untouchables" in India. The majority of Dalits live in
segregation and experience violence, murder, rape and
other atrocities to the scale of 110,000 registered
cases a year, according to 2005 statistics
resemblance? Cuisine The Indian film industry is the largest in the world. Bollywood, based in Mumbai, makes commercial Hindi films and is the most prolific film industry in the world. Sports MOST POPULAR SPORTS:

Field Hockey
Cricket Dance Ancient classical or temple dance to folk and modern styles Those who worship Vishnu are considered Vaishnavas and they dance as an act of worship. Modern films often blend this earlier style with Western dance styles (MTV or in Broadway musicals), though it is not unusual to see Western pop and adapted classical dance numbers side by side in the same film. The hero or heroine will often perform with a troupe of supporting dancers. Many song-and-dance routines in Indian films feature unrealistically instantaneous shifts of location and/or changes of costume between verses of a song. Music
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