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Indian Geography. ASTIICI Lecture 01 Peter Friedlander. What Makes India, India?. The Monsoon. Monsoon Map. http://www.globaled.org/nyworld/materials/india/mapMonsoon.html. The Himalayas. Indus River Basin. The Ganges Basin. http://deltas.usgs.gov/rivers.aspx?river=ganges.

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Indian Geography

ASTIICI Lecture 01

Peter Friedlander


What Makes India, India?


The Monsoon


Monsoon Map

http://www.globaled.org/nyworld/materials/india/mapMonsoon.html


The Himalayas


Indus River Basin


The Ganges Basin

http://deltas.usgs.gov/rivers.aspx?river=ganges


Eastern India: Bay of Bengal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cyclone_05B_1999_India_Bay_of_Bengal_satellite_image_NOAA_cropped.jpg


Bangaldesh

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/asia/bangladesh/


Peninsular India


South India

http://www.southindia-tours.com/southindia-map.html


Indian Agriculture

http://www.india-exports.com/agro.html


Major Crops

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Major_crop_areas_India.png


Railways

http://www.irfca.org/faq/map/1893rly.jpg


Highways

http://www.orissalinks.com/orissagrowth/


http://www.jaipurmart.net/air_route_map_of_india.htm


Demography


Income Levels

http://www.mapsofindia.com/maps/india/percapitaincome.htm


The Future?

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=260573&page=5


The Present

http://www.gurgaonscoop.com/story/2008/8/14/25729/9586


http://www.gurgaonscoop.com/story/2011/4/1/3340/02073


Literacy


Increasing Literacy


Literacy: By States 2011


2001 Census Language stats

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Indiaspeak-English-is-our-2nd-language/articleshow/5680962.cms


Language 2001

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Indiaspeak-English-is-our-2nd-language/articleshow/5680962.cms


Religion 1931

http://www.jstor.org/stable/209312?seq=13


Religion 2001

http://censusindia.gov.in/Census_Data_2001/India_at_glance/religion.aspx


Indian Caste System Hierachy

http://sujaiblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/reservation-xv-obc-issue.html


Culture


Readings

  • Essential Reading:

  • Wolpert, S. (2005). India, University of California Press, Berkeley, pp. 1-22.

  • Further Reading:

  • Provisional Population Totals Paper 1 of 2011, Chapter 3, Size, Growth Rate and Distribution of the population, pp. 35-60. Office of the Registrar General & Census Officer, India, Online at: http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011-prov-results/prov_results_paper1_india.html


Tutorial Question: What makes India, India?

  • What do you reckon makes India, India?

  • What factors make India recognisable as a culture?

  • A way to approach this topic I suggest is to also consider other countries you may already be familiar with, so what makes Australia, Australia? China, China? Etc.


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