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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 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"

slide10
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
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Bird
  • The Indian peacock or Pavo cristatus
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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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