Fart Essay, Research Paper
What’s up in India
Officially Republic Of India, Hindi Bharat or Bharatavarsha country that takes up most of South Asia. It is a constitutional republic consisting of 25 states, each with a substantial degree of control over its own activities, and 7 less fully empowered union territories. The capital is New Delhi. With more than one-sixth of the world’s total population, India is the second most populous country, after China of course, we learned about that 2 units ago. The land of India–together with Bangladesh and most of Pakistan–forms a well-defined subcontinent, set off from the rest of Asia by the imposing northern mountain rampart of the Himalayas and by lesser joining mountain ranges to the west and east. In area, India ranks as the seventh largest country in the world, covering 1,222,559 square miles (3,166,414 square kilometres), just a little bit more than 2 percent of the Earth’s total land surface.
India is bordered by six countries, India is 9,425 miles ( 15,168 kilometres ) long, of which 3,533 miles ( 5,686 kilometres ) is coastline. Neighboring countries of particular concern to India are Pakistan to the northwest and China to the north, both of which have untractable border disputes with India, and Bangladesh, which is surrounded on three sides by Indian territory. The other nations on doorstep are Nepal and Bhutan to the north, situated between India and China, and Myanmar (Burma) to the northeast.
A large amount of India’s territory lies within a large peninsula, surrounded by
the Arabian Sea on the west and the Bay of Bengal on the east; Cape Comorin, the southernmost point of the Indian mainland, marks the dividing line between these two
bodies of water. Off the southeastern coast, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk
Strait separate India from the island nation of Sri Lanka. India has two union
territories is made of islands: Lakshadweep, in the Arabian Sea, and the
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which are between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
It was found out from archaeological evidence that a highly sophisticated, urbanized culture–the Indus Civilization–roled the northwestern part of the subcontinent from about 2600 to 2000 BC. From that period on, India functioned as a virtually self-contained political and cultural arena, which gave rise to a distinctive tradition that was with Hinduism, the roots of which can largely be traced to the Indus Civilization. Other religions, like Buddhism and Jainism, also originated in ancient India, but their presence in India is now very small.
Throughout its history India was intermittently disturbed by incursions from beyond its northern mountain wall. Especially important was the coming of Islam, brought from the northwest by Arab, Turkish, Persian, and other invaders beginning early in the eighth century AD. By the thirteenth century much of the subcontinent had fallen under Muslim domination, and it largely remained so until the mid-eighteenth century. In the intervening period the number of Muslims steadily increased, and by the early twentyth century they formed almost one-fourth of India’s population. Only after the arrival of the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama in 1498 and the subsequent establishment of European maritime supremacy did India become exposed to major external influences arriving by sea, a process that culminated in the absorption of the subcontinent within the British Empire.
Direct administration by the British, which began in 1858, effected a political and economic unification of the subcontinent, the legacy of which is found in many aspects of the current Indian state, including its parliamentary system of government. When British rule came to an end in the year of 1947, the subcontinent was partitioned along religious lines into two separate countries–India, with a majority of Hindus, and Pakistan, witha majority of Muslims. (The eastern part of Pakistan gained independence as Bangladesh in the year of 1971.) Although Hindi was declared India’s official language, English continued to be a widely used lingua franca, especially by educated Indians in business and government.
India is still one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. Apart from its many religions and sects, India is home to too many to count , castes and tribes, as well as to more than a dozen major and hundreds of minor linguistic groups from several totally different language families. Religious minorities still account for one-sixth of the population, and Muslims alone for more than one-ninth. Earnest attempts have been made to instill a spirit of nationhood in so varied a population, but tensions among neighboring groups abound and not infrequently result in violence.
Economically and socially, India has made great strides since independence: it has a well-developed infrastructure and a highly diversified industrial base, its pool of
scientific and engineering personnel is reputedly the third largest in the world, and the
pace of its agricultural expansion has more than kept up with the growth in it population.
Social legislation in India has done much to alleviate the disabilities
previously suffered by formerly “untouchable” castes, tribal populations, women, and
other disadvantaged segments of society. At independence, India was blessed with
several leaders of world stature, most notably Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi and
Jawaharlal Nehru. Not only were these leaders able to ? galvanize ? the masses in their
own country but, because of their prestige and enduring legacy, they also helped
enable India to play an important role in global affairs, often as a champion of the
causes of the world’s colonially exploited and less developed nations.
I will now list some of India’s educational recorces. There is Biharilal Kanhaiyalal School of buisness, Baha’I university, Dri*censored*i Institute of Medical sciences, Bharathidasan university and Sri Ramaswarny colledge of engineering.
Her are som myths about india’s rood Indian food is HOT, Hindus are vegetarian, Curry and Chapati are India’s National pastime,.Curry is made of curry powder here are the facts 1. There is no one kind of Indian food. India has more than 24 states and territories and more than 50 styles of cooking and schools of gastronomical thought. 2. Tandoori Chicken means Chicken cooked in a clay oven (i.e. a tandoor) and not red coloured barbecued chicken that hangs from a rod behind a glass window at Mr.Singh’s Curry Palace. 3. Indians are majorly into food. Streets of India are full of food vendors selling all kinds of food from spicy chick peas to chinese cuisine – Indian Ishtyle! 4. India has a population of over 900 million with people from different faiths, region and backgrounds. Each have their own style of cooking, hence there is no one style that was my report on India
by Cody Tozier
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