CH 10 Sections 1,2, and 3. Regional and Global Issues, Looking to the Future, and Art and Literature.
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Regional and Global Issues, Looking to the Future, and Art and Literature.
Before Indian independence, Kashmir was its own nation under a Hindu prince with a majority Muslim population. When Muslims rebelled, its leader asked India for help, and India occupied the nation. The UN brokered a cease-fire and the nation was split with Pakistan getting 1/3 and India the remainder.
India refused military alliance with either the US or the USSR during the Cold War. They sought friendly relations with China.
Pakistan was strongly anti-Communist and thus joined military alliance with the US to stop Soviet expansion. It received much military and financial aid from the US.
As an Islamic nation, Pakistan has sought close ties with Iran and Turkey., and accepted aid from the oil-rich Persian Gulf nations
Two epic Indian poems are the Mahabharata and Ramayana. They contain many verses and important Hindu ideas.
Every movement in Indian dance has meaning. Through eye, head and hand they tell stories.
Dancers train for years to learn hundreds of hand movements called mudras.