Chapter 8 – South Asia. A – The Realm of the Monsoons B – South Asian Cultures and Religions C – Regions of the Realm. Overview. Well defined physiographically The world’s second largest population cluster Significant demographic problems Low income economies
A – The Realm of the Monsoons
B – South Asian Cultures and Religions
C – Regions of the Realm
Driest desert on earth
Mawsynram, India (467” of rain per year; 11860 mm). Most precipitation on earth
Raining every day with no dry season
One sacred book.
Uniform dogma - 5 pillars.
Intolerant (of other religions).
Eat beef/Sacrifice cows.
Social equality (in theory).
Various sacred writings.
Absorbed other religions.
Burn dead (& alive).
“State” of secondary importance.South Asian Cultures and Religions