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The Incredible INDIA Elective Course Irina Petrosyan FFL MSU 201 4. Syllabus. The many faces of India. Documentary ‘ Timeless India ’, 1994 Presented by the Government of India the Ministry of Tourism in India the Archeological Channel Directed by Zafar Hai

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The incredible india elective course irina petrosyan ffl msu 201 4

The Incredible INDIAElective CourseIrina PetrosyanFFLMSU2014


Syllabus

Syllabus


The many faces of india

The many faces of India

Documentary ‘Timeless India’, 1994

Presented by the Government of India

the Ministry of Tourism in India

the Archeological Channel

Directed by Zafar Hai

Narrated by Michael York


Etymology

Etymology

India <Greek India"region of the Indus River"

<Indos"Indus River"

<Old Persian Hindu, the name for the

province of Sind

< Sanskritsindhu"river"


Indus river

Indus River


Subcontinent

Subcontinent


Population

Population


Rural areas

Rural areas


Religion

Religion


The incredible india elective course irina petrosyan ffl msu 201 4

Flag

-horizontal tricolour: saffron, white and green

  • strength and courage

  • peace and truth with Dharma Chakra

  • fertility, growth and auspiciousness

    -navy-blue wheel

  • the chakra

    -22 July 1947


Emblem

Emblem

-original sculpture - Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka

-250 c. BCE

-sandstone

  • four lions

  • frieze: an elephant, a horse, a bull and a lion

  • Bell-shaped lotus

  • Wheel of the Law

    -emblem adoption - 26 January 1950


Flower

Flower

Lotus or Nelumbo Nucipera Gaertn


Animal

Animal

  • Tiger or Panthera tigris


The incredible india elective course irina petrosyan ffl msu 201 4

Bird

  • The Indian peacock or Pavo cristatus


The incredible india elective course irina petrosyan ffl msu 201 4

Tree

  • Indian fig tree or Ficus bengalensis


Fruit

Fruit

  • Mango or Mangifera indica


Contributions

Contributions

  • Sanskrit

  • Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism

  • Yoga

  • Chess

  • Snakes & Ladders

  • Spices

  • Martial Arts

  • Anesthesia

  • Surgery

  • Ayurveda 

  • First university - Takshashila

  • Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus

  • The 'Place Value System' and the 'Decimal System'

  • Pi

  • Zero


Curious facts

Curious facts

  • The Vishnu Temple – the largest religious pilgrimage destination

  • Varanasi– the oldest living city

  • The Baily Bridge – the highest in the world

  • The largest number of Post Offices

  • The largest democracy in the world

  • India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.


Home assignment

Home assignment

  • Presentations:

    1. Banyan tree: nature and culture

    2. The most beautiful natural site in India

  • Discussion

    How does environment shape mentality?

  • Films

  • Timeless India

  • What the Ancients did for us

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