INDIA – people & culture by Mrs. Sharda Jagdish 7 th Grade Geography What you will learn today. The population of India Influences of the past Religions practiced Art and Architecture Languages spoken Festivals celebrated Compare the life of a teenager in India with yours
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INDIA – people & culture
Mrs. Sharda Jagdish
7th Grade Geography
SHIVA TEMPLE IN SOUTH INDIA
Locate Mumbai, New Delhi (the capital) & Calcutta.
Rani & Amit live with their parents, grandparents and
uncles in their high-rise apartment in Mumbai. They go
to a nearby school by rickshaw. Wearing their starched
gray & white uniform, they take a “tiffin” lunch to
school prepared by their mother.After school they
would change to some light clothing as it is hot. Amit
usually wears an Indian loose shirt and pants & Rani
wears a “salwar”(pants) and “kameez”(blouse).
When they get a chance, Rani & Amit love going to the
movies.Filled with action, romance and songs, movies
are the most popular form of entertainment. India
makes more movies than any other country in the world.
Amit also enjoys playing cricket and soccer while Rani
likes street hockey.Their favorite holiday is Diwali – the
Festival of Lights.It is a Hindu festival that celebrates
victory of good over evil.