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Very large landmass that is smaller than a continent. Such as Indian subcontinent.
Ancient language from which Hindi developed.
Hindus in India that are not part of any caste.
A religion with orgins in India that combines the muslim belief in one God with the Hindu belief in reincarnation.
Religion with orgins in India that emphasizes a strict moral code.
All the Gods of a religion.
Indian troops under the command of British officers during the colonial area in India.
Refusal to buy certain goods from a country or a business.
Division of a place, as in the 1947 partition of India.
For Hindus, the repeated rebirth of one's soul in different forms.
For Hindus, the importance of doing one's duty according to one's station in life.
For Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains, the positive or negative force caused by one's actions.
Group of people who are born into a certain position in society, as in Hinduism , that restricts the occupations and associations of their members.
Small-scale industries based in the home.
Plant Fiber used to make products like burlap and rope.
Most spoken language
Per capita GDP
Highland, desert, humid subtropical, tropical wet and dry, arid, semiarid
6 climate types
More than 400 inches per year, cause heavy flooding
The heaviest rains bring how much rain? They cause what?
Indias _______ strongly influence the countries climate
When do the wet summer monsoons usually begin?
Crops may die and people may go hungry
If the monsoon is late or the rain stops early what happens?
Soils and rivers
Most important natural resources?
What % of country is arable
India has the 4th largest what
Iron ore and bauxite
Large deposits of what
Rivers supply what
November through March
How long do winter monsoons last
The world's highest what sewerage India from the rest of asia
Indias main landform region?
3rd tallest mountain in the world
1500 miles across India
Gangetic plain stretches how far?
Aryans move into northern India from Central Asia
Timur invades India and sacks Delhi
Europeans arrive in India to trade, expand their empire, and spread Christianity
Babur takes over most of northern India and founds the Mughal empire
The British control about half of the Indian subcontinent
Britain decides to end the East India company's role and rule the country directly
Mohandas K. Gandhi leads the movement for Indians independence from Britain
The partition of India into India and Pakistan takes place
Farming and trade
The harappan way of life was based on what?
Hindi, the major language of modern India developed from what?
Practice their own religions
The Muslim ruler known as Akbar allowed the people he conquered to do what?
Who were the first people to arrive in India
India was called the "jewel in the crown" of whose empire
Leading marches, urging boycotts, going on hunger strikes
Mohandis K. Gandhi protested by
It does not support any one religion
Indians government is secular which means
What is the largest minority religion in India
The majority of Indians population are descendants from who
The triumph over good and evil
What does the festival Holi celebrate
Indus River valley
The first highly developed civilization in the Indian subcontinent developed where
80% of Indian people are what
What is the most widely used language in commerce and politics
When India was partitioned into India and Pakistan what region was divided between the two countries
The world famous Taj Mahal was built during the rule of which leader
What percent of Indians are descendants from the Aryans
Brahmins, Kshatriyas, vaisyas, sudras
Highest caste, priests and intellectuals
Traders and merchants
Farmers and laborers
River on which hundreds of dams are being built
Fourth largest reserves of what product
River that joins the Ganges in Bangladesh to form a huge delta
What type of climate is found in the Himalayas
River that begins in the Himalayas melting snow and glaciers
Peninsula that is mostly a plateau
How many states in India
Basis of Indians economy?
Indias efforts to increase its food production, and it's partial success achieved between 1967 and 1978 is what?
Indians industrial production ranks what among the world's countries
They were a semi nomadic people who brought their culture to India and mixed their culture with others
Who were the Aryans and what did they bring to India
Control products that came in and out of India
What was the purpose of the east India company?
Increase amount of cultivated land, harvest 2 crops per year from existing farmland, and increase crop yields with genetically altered seeds
What were the main elements of the green revolution
Many gods and goddesses p, teaches that all things are part of a living spirit
Is India considered a developed or developing country
What contributes about 25% of Indians gdp
What percent of Indians people live in villages
Indians huge movie industry is centered in the city of
Which Indian city has a large number of computer companies
Indians leading export is what
Women mostly wear what type of clothing
Indian men wear what as a symbol of their religion
India and Pakistan fight over region of Kashmir. Both countries have nuclear weapons. In India, Hindus and Muslims usually have conflicts ending in violence
Deforestation, overgrazing, soil erosion. 70% of surface water is polluted. Indians tigers now number in the thousands
High birth rate, low death rate. More than 1/3 of pop is 14 or younger. Millions of Indians are poor
Population and poverty
Gandhi believed that nonviolent noncooperation was the best way to protest. He protested by leading peaceful marches, urging boycotts, and going on hunger strikes. Even though he was imprisoned, India gained their independence in 1947
What supercongonent did the indian subcontinent break away from
Which country grows more rice than india
What was the lowest caste system in india
Eastern and western ghats
What are indias two largest mountain ranges
Import most their oil
What supply of oil does india have
What type of government does india have
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