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INDIA

THE LAND, ITS PEOPLE AND CULTURE:
THE LAND, ITS PEOPLE AND CULTURE:
A SEVENTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS
A SEVENTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS
Official Name
Official Name
Capital
Capital
Population
Population
Area Geographical Location Coastline Length Languages Major Religions (percentages are from 2001 census)
Area
Geographical Location
Coastline Length
Languages
Major Religions
(percentages are from
2001 census)
Literacy
Literacy
National Animal
National Animal
National Bird
National Bird
National Flower
National Flower
National Tree
National Tree
National Fruit
National Fruit
National Currency
National Currency

National Sport

Bharat (Hindi), Republic of India (English)
Bharat (Hindi), Republic of India (English)
New Delhi
New Delhi
Sport Bharat (Hindi), Republic of India (English) New Delhi 1,210,193,422 (2011 Census) more than a billion!
Sport Bharat (Hindi), Republic of India (English) New Delhi 1,210,193,422 (2011 Census) more than a billion!

1,210,193,422 (2011 Census) more than a billion! (more than three times the US population)

1.29 million square miles (less than one third the US land area)
1.29 million square miles (less than one third the US land area)
Lies between latitudes 8 4' and 37 6 ' north and longitudes 68 7 '
Lies between latitudes 8 4' and 37 6 ' north and longitudes 68 7 ' and 9 25' east
4725 miles
4725 miles
and longitudes 68 7 ' and 9 25' east 4725 miles India has two National languages
and longitudes 68 7 ' and 9 25' east 4725 miles India has two National languages
and longitudes 68 7 ' and 9 25' east 4725 miles India has two National languages

India has two National languages (Central administrative). They are English (associate official) and Hindi (in the Devanagiri script). The Indian Constitution also officially recognizes 22 regional languages.

also officially recognizes 22 regional languages . Hinduism (80.5%, 974.2 million), Islam (13.4%, 162.2
Hinduism (80.5%, 974.2 million), Islam (13.4%, 162.2 million), Christianity (2.3%, 28 million), Sikhism (1.9%, 23
Hinduism (80.5%, 974.2 million), Islam (13.4%, 162.2 million), Christianity (2.3%, 28
million), Sikhism (1.9%, 23 million), Buddhism (0.8%, 9.7 million), Jainism (0.4%, 5
million), other ( 0.6%, 7.2 million)

65.38% Jainism (0.4%, 5 million), other ( 0.6%, 7.2 million) Tiger (Panthera tigris) Peacock Lotus Banyan Mango

Tiger (Panthera tigris)
Tiger (Panthera tigris)
Peacock
Peacock
Lotus Banyan Mango Rupee (One Rupee=100 paise)
Lotus
Banyan
Mango
Rupee (One Rupee=100 paise)

Hockey (field hockey)

THE STARK YET BEAUTIFUL DESERT

TROPICAL PARADISE

THE MAJESTIC HIMALAYAS

THE PEACEFUL BEACHES

A Few Basic Facts about India
A Few Basic Facts about India
A Few Basic Facts about India The largest active, thriving, robust democracy. With six main religions,

The largest active, thriving, robust democracy. With six main religions, 24 languages, and varying climate and topography, India is a nation full of diversity. Land of great contrasts. It is vibrant, pulsating, and throbbing with life. Crowded, noisy, colorful. Men, machine & animals share the land.

noisy, colorful. Men, machine & animals share the land. • Despite its tryst with modernism, it
noisy, colorful. Men, machine & animals share the land. • Despite its tryst with modernism, it
noisy, colorful. Men, machine & animals share the land. • Despite its tryst with modernism, it
• Despite its tryst with modernism, it is deeply spiritual.
• Despite its tryst with modernism, it is deeply spiritual.
noisy, colorful. Men, machine & animals share the land. • Despite its tryst with modernism, it
noisy, colorful. Men, machine & animals share the land. • Despite its tryst with modernism, it
noisy, colorful. Men, machine & animals share the land. • Despite its tryst with modernism, it
noisy, colorful. Men, machine & animals share the land. • Despite its tryst with modernism, it
How people live in India?
How people live in India?
How people live in India? Same as anywhere else. Everywhere in the world things are "Same,

Same as anywhere else. Everywhere in the world things are "Same, yet Different."

Basic needs: Food, shelter, clothing, transport Food for the mind: Arts, music & culture Food for the soul: Religion/Spiritualism

Foods of India
Foods of India
Foods of India The foods of India are as rich and diverse as its culture. Indian

The foods of India are as rich and diverse as its culture. Indian cooking is considered an art form, passed down from one generation to the next, by word of mouth. India is noted for her hospitality. Indians take great honor in sharing their meals, whether they are bountiful or meager. Indian women take great pride in insuring that no guest leaves their home unhappy or unfed.

insuring that no guest leaves their home unhappy or unfed. • Vegetarians in India depend heavily

Vegetarians in India depend heavily on legumes as a source of protein flavored with many different spices.

The spices used often depends on the region of the country, however, they might include curry, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, coriander, cumin, ginger, turmeric, tamarind, coconut, chilies, and saffron.

Some popular vegetables include spinach, okra, zucchini, tomatoes, cauliflower, cucumber, mushrooms, potatoes and onions.

But meat is also eaten.

Vegetables, fruits & spices

Vegetables, fruits & spices
Vegetables, fruits & spices
CAUTION! SPICY!

CAUTION! SPICY!

CAUTION! SPICY!
CAUTION! SPICY!
CAUTION! SPICY!
CAUTION! SPICY!
Shelter: Cities and towns 20 - 30%
Shelter: Cities and towns 20 - 30%
Shelter: Cities and towns 20 - 30%

Shelter: Cities and towns 20 - 30%

Shelter: Villages, 70 – 80%
Shelter: Villages, 70 – 80%

Shelter:

Villages, 70 – 80%

Shelter: Villages, 70 – 80%
Shelter: Villages, 70 – 80%
Shelter: Homes
Shelter: Homes

Shelter: Homes

Shelter: Homes
Shelter: Homes
Clothing Women’s SAREES

Clothing Women’s

SAREES

Clothing Women’s SAREES

Clothing: Women’s Ethnic

Salwar kameez

Clothing: Women’s Ethnic Salwar kameez CLOTHING C h o l i G h a g r

CLOTHING

Choli Ghagra

Clothing: Men’s ethnic

Clothing: Men’s ethnic
Auto rickshaw taxi Public and private transport M o p e d Scooter Motor cycle
Auto rickshaw taxi Public and private transport M o p e d Scooter Motor cycle
Auto rickshaw taxi Public and private transport M o p e d Scooter Motor cycle

Auto rickshaw taxi

Public and private transport

Moped

Auto rickshaw taxi Public and private transport M o p e d Scooter Motor cycle C

Scooter

Auto rickshaw taxi Public and private transport M o p e d Scooter Motor cycle C

Motor cycle

Auto rickshaw taxi Public and private transport M o p e d Scooter Motor cycle C

Cars

Auto rickshaw taxi Public and private transport M o p e d Scooter Motor cycle C
Non motorized Transport

Non motorized Transport

Non motorized Transport
Non motorized Transport
Non motorized Transport
Food for the mind: The Arts
Food for the mind: The Arts
Food for the mind: The Arts
Food for the mind:
Food for the mind:
The Arts
The Arts
Food for the mind: The Arts
Food for the mind: The Arts
Food for the mind: The Arts
Food for the mind: The Arts
Food for the mind: The Arts
Musical Instruments
Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments
Musical Instruments
Musical Instruments
Musical Instruments
ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE
ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE
ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE
ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE
ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE
ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE
ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE
ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE
ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE
ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE
ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE
ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE
ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE
MODERN ARCHITECTURE
MODERN ARCHITECTURE
MODERN ARCHITECTURE
MODERN ARCHITECTURE
Food for the Soul: Religion/Spirituality
Food for the Soul: Religion/Spirituality

Hinduism (80.5%, 974.2 million), (Click here for The Hindu Faith: A Primer) Islam (13.4%, 162.2 million), Christianity (2.3%, 28 million), Sikhism (1.9%, 23 million), Buddhism (0.8%, 9.7 million), Jainism (0.4%, 5 million), Other ( 0.6%, 7.2 million)

million), Sikhism (1.9%, 23 million), Buddhism (0.8%, 9.7 million), Jainism (0.4%, 5 million), Other ( 0.6%,
million), Sikhism (1.9%, 23 million), Buddhism (0.8%, 9.7 million), Jainism (0.4%, 5 million), Other ( 0.6%,
million), Sikhism (1.9%, 23 million), Buddhism (0.8%, 9.7 million), Jainism (0.4%, 5 million), Other ( 0.6%,
million), Sikhism (1.9%, 23 million), Buddhism (0.8%, 9.7 million), Jainism (0.4%, 5 million), Other ( 0.6%,
million), Sikhism (1.9%, 23 million), Buddhism (0.8%, 9.7 million), Jainism (0.4%, 5 million), Other ( 0.6%,
million), Sikhism (1.9%, 23 million), Buddhism (0.8%, 9.7 million), Jainism (0.4%, 5 million), Other ( 0.6%,
million), Sikhism (1.9%, 23 million), Buddhism (0.8%, 9.7 million), Jainism (0.4%, 5 million), Other ( 0.6%,

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