Chapter 5 Sec 1. India. Land. India and several other countries (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives) make up the South Asian Subcontinent. A subcontinent- is a large landmass that is part of another continent but distinct from it.
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India is bordered in the North by two mountain ranges. The Karakoram range and the Himalayas.
Most of India is warm or hot all year long because the Himalayas keep cold northern air from reaching the country.
Huge factories in India’s cities turn out cotton textiles and produce iron and steel.
Mohandas Gandhi led a non violent resistance in the mid 1900s. Eventually India gained its freedom in 1947.