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Transcript of india
A Jessica Acuna Taylor Leach
Katie Haggard T.J. Slezak
Bindiya Patel About the background: The Taj Mahal was built in 22 years (1631-1653) with the orders of Shah Jahan and it was dedicated to Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Shah. Twenty-two thousand workers labored and it was built according to Islamic architecture. The tomb is the representation of the house of the queen in Paradise, and its setting was based on the palace gardens of the great nobles that lined both sides of the river at Agra India. India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. It’s Capital is New Delhi. The People There are many diverse ethnic groups among the people of India. The 6 main ethnic groups are as follows.
Proto - Australoids or Austrics
Mediterranean or Dravidian
Although Hindi (spoken in the north) and English (the language of politics and commerce) are used officially, more than 1,500 languages and dialects are spoken. The Indian constitution recognizes 15 regional languages (Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu). With about 1,500 different languages, and several world religions, various styles of art, and several lifestyles, India is a melting pot of cultural diversity.
Indians believe in humanity, tolerance, unity, and secularism, a closely knit social system. The saffron color symbolizes courage and sacrifice
Green stands for faith and fecundity
The white in the center depicts the inscribed melange of unity, truth and peace.
The blue represents the color of the sky and the ocean
There are strict laws regarding its manufacturing and its hoisting. The official flag specifications require flag to be made up of just 'Khadi'. It is a special hand spun yarn made up of cotton, silk and wool. The Flag Some Interesting Facts
•The Indian flag was hoisted on the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest on 29th May 1953.
•Madam Bhikaji Rustom Cama was the first person to hoist the Indian flag on foreign soil on 22nd August 1907 in Stuttgrat, Germany.
•The Indian National Flag flew to space in 1984 when Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma went to the space. Mumbai, financial center of India. Economy
As of 2009, India is the fourth largest producer of electricity, oil products and importer of coal and crude-oil in the world.
largest producer of milk, jute and pulses.
Second largest cattle population with 175 million animals.
Second largest producer of rice, wheat, sugarcane, cotton and groundnuts, as well as fruit and vegetables.
India is also the second largest producer and the largest consumer of silk in the world, producing 77,000 million tons. Culture Indian Weddings Whenever there is any happy occasion or festivity, Indian women celebrate by applying henna designs on their hands and feet. Apart from serving the role of a body art, applying henna is also considered very auspicious and is part of a 5,000-year-old tradition of creating designs to ward off evil or declare one’s happiness. Indian Clothing Religion Music and Dance
Indian music includes folk, pop, and classical music. Names: Filmi, Ghazal, Qawwali, Thumri, Dhrupad, Dadra are the types of Music.
Indian Dance styles include classical, disco and many other styles. Names:Odissi, Sattriya, Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Bhangra. India is the birthplace of four of the world's major religious traditions; namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.
Hinduism is the majority religion with 80.5% of the population of India.
Jainism (0.4%) Musical Instruments Used in India Cinema Industry
The industry is the largest in the world (1200 movies released in the year 2002). Each of the larger languages supports its own film industry: Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam. Health Care The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace and is expected to become a US$280 billion industry by 2020.
Malnutrition: 42% of India’s children below the age of three are malnourished.
High infant mortality rate: Approximately 1.72 million children die each year before turning one.
Diseases such as dengue fever, hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria and pneumonia continue to plague India due to increased resistance to drugs. Languages In Mumbai, a bride feeds the groom at a Jain wedding, which requires a series of rituals thanking deities. Bangalore’s Brigade Road hums, a reflection of how quickly India’s industries have grown in response to globalization HENNA HANDS