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  1. The Incredible INDIAElective CourseIrina PetrosyanFFLMSU2014

  2. Syllabus

  3. 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

  4. Etymology India <Greek India"region of the Indus River" <Indos"Indus River" <Old Persian Hindu, the name for the province of Sind < Sanskritsindhu"river"

  5. Indus River

  6. Subcontinent

  7. Population

  8. Rural areas

  9. Religion

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Flower Lotus or Nelumbo Nucipera Gaertn

  13. Animal • Tiger or Panthera tigris

  14. Bird • The Indian peacock or Pavo cristatus

  15. Tree • Indian fig tree or Ficus bengalensis

  16. Fruit • Mango or Mangifera indica

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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 www.english-studies.ru

  20. NAMASTE