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Indian Culture and Music. 2008 Fulbright Summer Seminar to India & Sri Lanka. India-South Asian Adventure!. “Unity through diversity” is the theme of the approximately one billion people that live in a country that is so big, it’s called a subcontinent !.

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indian culture and music

Indian Culture and Music

2008 Fulbright Summer Seminar to India & Sri Lanka

india south asian adventure
India-South Asian Adventure!
  • “Unity through diversity” is the theme of the approximately one billion people that live in a country that is so big, it’s called a subcontinent!
india s people come in all shapes and sizes just like american people
India’s People Come in All Shapes and Sizes, Just Like American People
  • People with different clothing
  • People with different religions
  • People with different foods
  • People with different celebrations
india s government
India’s Government
  • India is the world’s largest democracy
famous indians
Famous Indians
  • Gandhi, India’s greatest peacemaker, who influenced Martin Luther King, Jr.
where people live in india
Where People Live in India
  • Many Indian people live in villages in rural India
where people live in india7
Where People Live in India
  • Other people in India live in large cities, like
    • New Dehli, the capital
    • Mumbai (West)
      • Home of Bollywood, India’s Hollywood
    • Kolkata (East)
    • Deccan (Southern Plateau), with cities like Bangalore and Chennai
india s people eat many foods
India’s People Eat Many Foods
  • Rice
  • Vegetables
  • Seafood
  • Meat-however, cows are considered sacred by Hindus, many of whom are vegetarian
  • Masala-spices
  • Tea-common drink
india s people have different religious beliefs
India’s People Have Different Religious Beliefs
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Islam (Muslims)
  • Sikkhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
india s history
India’s History
  • Indian civilization is ancient
  • The Indus Valley Civilization was one of the first civilizations on earth
  • The Vedic period was a time in Indian history when the Hindu religion and caste system began in India
  • Mughal Empire was the last and the strongest Islamic empire in India
agra the taj mahal
Agra & the Taj Mahal
  • Agra is a large city in northern India
  • It is the home of India’s greatest historical monument, the TajMahal
transportation in india
Transportation in India
  • Planes
  • Trains
  • Cars
  • Rickshaws
  • Camel & donkey carts
  • Bicycles
  • Walking
traditional music of india
Traditional Music of India
  • Hindustani means classical music of North India
  • Carnatic means classical music of South India
traditional elements of indian music
Traditional Elements of Indian Music
  • Melody (raga)
  • Drone (harmony)
  • Rhythm (tala)
indian instruments
Indian Instruments
  • String
  • Wind
  • Percussion
india s people and the musical instruments of india are very diverse
India’s People and the Musical Instruments of India Are Very Diverse!

India, the land of “Unity through diversity!”